New Show Recap: Parenthood, 5.13, “Jump Ball”

Tonight, the fifth season of Parenthood on NBC throws everything up in air, from Camille’s dreams to Julia and Joel’s marriage. Even Drew’s roommate thinks things are getting weird. Read More New Show Recap: Parenthood, 5.13, “Jump Ball”

New Show Recap: Parenthood, 5×09 “Promises”

The first Parenthood of 2014 introduced some new plot lines and continue the train wreck that is currently Julia and Joel. We also got to see Crosby at a school fundraiser, which was definitely worth the price of admission. Zeek makes a friend, and Camille decides to extend her trip. Will she ever return? Read More New Show Recap: Parenthood, 5×09 “Promises”

New Show Recap: Parenthood, 5.05, “Let’s Be Mad Together”

There’s a lot for the Bravermans to be mad about in this episode of Parenthood. It starts with Crosby being mad at Adam for trading studio time for the rights to the songs for Ashes of Rome, and gets more dramatic from there. Read More New Show Recap: Parenthood, 5.05, “Let’s Be Mad Together”

New Show Recap: Parenthood Episode 5.1: “It Has to Be Now”

Parenthood is back! The season ended so long ago last spring, it took me a few minutes to remember where things left off. But the Bravermans and all of their drama are back, at 10 p.m. ET on NBC. Read More New Show Recap: Parenthood Episode 5.1: “It Has to Be Now”

Book Review: The Curious Incident of the Dog at Night-Time by Mark Haddon

Despite Mark Haddon’s The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time seeming like one of those books that “everyone” has read since its 2003 publication, it was only two months ago when I first picked it up. Perhaps like a lot of readers, the book club in which I participate chose it for discussion. I went in knowing that I had heard both high praise and strong criticism for Haddon’s portrayal of a behaviorally disabled teenager, and I wondered which opinion I’d find more sympathetic. Turns out, I fall somewhere in the middle.

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Parenthood 3.11: Missing

What’s better than announcing to your family that you’re starring in an erectile dysfunction commercial? Gathering your family to watch your television debut! Tonight’s fun Braverman moment was brought to you by Zeke’s ED commercial, because the rest of the episode got heavy fast. Read More Parenthood 3.11: Missing

Ladyblogs You Should Be Reading

Welcome back to another roundabout edition of Ladyblogs You Should Be Reading. Time flies fast around here, doesn’t it? We have covered many topics and we are planning to cover a hell of a lot more. This week, I want to highlight some of the best parenting blogs out there that delve into everything from the everyday to the long-term. Join me now, my lovely Persephone folks? Read More Ladyblogs You Should Be Reading

Parenthood Recap: He’s Leaving Again

I knew it was going to happen. I just knew it. This week on NBC’s Parenthood, Seth left. He took Drew out a few more times, made plans for Friday, then sheepishly told Sarah (his ex/Drew’s mom) that his band was headed out of town. I wanted to jump through the television screen and throttle him. Read More Parenthood Recap: He’s Leaving Again