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At Rise: Dance Hair

Saturday, September 27th 2019   AT RISE: Mom has finished parking the car before ClaraJane’s Saturday morning tap class. CJ: Ready Mom? Mom: Yes. You want help with your hair? CJ: No thanks. Mom: You did it yourself? CJ: Yup! … Continue reading

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Boston Climate Strikers in the News

Friday, September 20th 2019 Gavin and ClaraJane lifting their voices outside the Massachusetts State House. In this Channel 4WBZ News’ coverage at 5 o’clock you can see me and Victor’s “We Need Earth!” sign at about 0:55 seconds: https://boston.cbslocal.com/2019/09/20/global-climate-strike-boston-city-hall-plaza-state-house-greta-thunberg/   WCVB … Continue reading

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AT RISE: Solve EVERYTHING – aka: Boy Misses Bus Part Deux

Monday, September 16th 2019 (See  Missing the Bus… and Other Parenting Negotiations).   To Wit: ONCE IS  A FLUKE TWICE IS A PATTERN THREE TIMES IS A PROBLEM AT RISE:  Mom is driving Boy to school after missing the bus a second … Continue reading

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Mommy Daughter Date

Friday, September 13th 2019 “This is so fun Mom, thank you!  More fun tahn an amusement park,” she says, stroking my face again…   2019-09-13 Mommy Daughter Date [0:36]:   The best moments are STILL off camera. There is no … Continue reading

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AT RISE: Acceptance

Friday, September 13th 2019:  Part 2 of 2   AT RISE:  The Girls are still on their Mommy-Daughter Dinner Date, laughing at this photo of Peter Parker. CJ [Voicing the cat]:  ‘When I jumped up here, my donkey didn’t make it!’ … Continue reading

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Hospital Clowning: Trouble Walking

Thursday, September 12th 2019   I am following Dr. Mal as we enter a waiting room at Boston Children’s Hospital, but we immediately start disputing who was supposed to go first.  After a bit of clown bickering, we ask the … Continue reading

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Missing the Bus… and Other Parenting Negotiations

Monday, September 9th 2019   On this day. Boy missed the bus. It was such a pleasure to help soothe his nerves and assure him that we ALL miss the bus sometimes!  And at the risk of rewarding the behavior … Continue reading

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