Monthly Archives: February 2019

Shining Light: Words that Don’t Belong to Everyone

Monday, February 11th 2019   Astonishingly, a School Committee Member in our town is currently under hot scrutiny for having said the full N*word out loud in front of a group of students.  In the turmoil that has ensued, of … Continue reading

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Zachary 16th & Olivia’s 14th Birthday

Saturday, February 9th 2019 Happy Birthday Zachary and Olivia!   2019-02-09 Zachary 16th & Olivia’s 14th BDay [1:00]:       And thanks especially to Pops for being here, as always!  ♥♥♥ ♥

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Another Magical Time with ClaraJane

Thursday, Feb 7th 2019   Hard to believe these dental trips might end up among happy memories from this childhood, but they just may.   ClaraJane is surprisingly chipper after having anticipated THE 100TH DAY OF SCHOOL for weeks and … Continue reading

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At Rise: The Secret of Life

Thursday, February 7th 2019 AT RISE:  After an unusually stressful night, Gavin is looking like a brand new shiny chipper Boy this morning as he climbs in the front seat of the car.  ClaraJane is in the back. Mom:  Wow.  … Continue reading

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Parenting: Self-Actualized, Competent, Capable, Confident Adults

Wednesday, February 6th 2019   As I am now on a journey to better understand how to deal partner with helicopter parents, I came across this wonderfully inspiring and succinct overview of How to Raise an Adult by Standford Dean … Continue reading

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Secret Juggler: Oh What A Night

*Tuesday, February 6th 2019     BEGIN RANT. So, last night* was the first time I incurred a complaint at the restaurant(s) where I have been working Kids Night every week for over 6 years now.   Fortunately I get along … Continue reading

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The Wistful Notion of Sending Thank Yous

February 3rd 2019 With this simple customized stationary -and parental assistance- my 4 year-old niece was able to send out THANK YOU notes in the aftermath of her early December birthday party. As I write it is early February and … Continue reading

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