Category Archives: domestic life

This Bear and a Chair – A POEM by ClaraJane and Mamma

Sunday, October 25th 2020 ~ I’m tying this bear to a chair I’m not sure he wants to sit there I’m tying this bear to chair So he can’t move his derriere ~ I’m tying this bear to a chair … Continue reading

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Homeschool Headmistress: CircusKitchen Recess

Thursday, October 22nd 2020 Here is Gavin doing self-directed exercise at home for “Gym” today. OK I might have directed a little bit, but huzzah! he can juggle on the rolla bolla. Until he needs to go to the bathroom … Continue reading

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D&D Around Here

Fall 2020 In these pandemic times, I am bolstered by my son’s organization and leadership in getting some actual IRL action happening around here, in the form of Dungeons and Dragons. Also delighted in the other mothers are allowing their … Continue reading

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Homeschool Headmistress: No Please, Come On In

Tuesday, October 20th 2020 It is afternoon, after “school” in the homestead. Daddy is home from work taking his afternoon rest. Mom is spent from her various efforts today, sitting up on the other side of the bed, operating her … Continue reading

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Homeschool Headmistress: Today’s Study Break

Tuesday, October 20th 2020 When your headphones stop working, and no one on the Zoom class can hear you, and you can’t make your VoiceCast work for your Slide Deck persuasive book summary, and your Chromebook is non-responsive and even … Continue reading

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Condo Bike Day!

Saturday, October 17th 2020 This Condo “BIKE DAY!” I organized turned out better than I could have hoped. In addition to purging, organizing and cleaning the whole bike parking section of the garage, we also habilitated a bunch of kids … Continue reading

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AT RISE: One Breathless Moment

Friday, October 16th 2020 AT RISE: The kids are at their distance learning desks in the living room. ALEXA: [Beeb beeb, boop boop.] This is a reminder; it’s 12:59pm. [Beeb beeb, boop boop] This is a reminder; it’s 12:59pm. MOM: … Continue reading

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Jenny the Juggler on Boston Public Radio (re: Pandemic Stimulus)

Friday, October 16th 2020 On this day I allowed my attention to drift from the Home School long enough to call into my favorite radio show to check in with hosts Margery Egan and Jim Braude to opine about both … Continue reading

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AT RISE: Just Imagine

October 13th 2020 AT RISE: Mom is tucking Gavin into bed. He is worried about the upcoming federal election. Mom has taken a stab at trying to put things in perspective for him, without much success. MOM: Yeah Boy, I … Continue reading

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AT RISE: Did You Drag a Fart Over Here?

Wednesday, October 7th 2020 AT RISE: It is after dinner. Mom is puttering around the living room. Dad is lying on the couch looking at his phone. ClaraJane has her stuffed animal. CJ: [Grabs kindle and *hops on pop.*] [Pause.] … Continue reading

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