Category Archives: family

A Most Progressive 10th Birthday

Wednesday, April 25th 2018   Trick Question:  What do Bernie Sanders, The Declaration of Independence and my son’s 10th Birthday have in common? Here’s the story. 1)  When I ask my son whom he would like to invite to his … Continue reading

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At Rise: Girls Are Smart

Wednesday, April 25th 2018   AT RISE:  Mom, 9 y/o Gavin and 6 y/o ClaraJane are in the kids’ bedroom getting dressed for school. ClaraJane:  “Girls are smart, girls are wise, girls have the power for the prize.” Gavin:  Wait, … Continue reading

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Staycation Staycation

Monday April 23rd 2018   I think the key ingredient to our April Staycation is that we THOUGHT we would go somewhere.  (As in the past.)  Anywhere around really, to get out from messing up the house, driving each other … Continue reading

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Kids’ Classwork Strategies

Monday, April 23rd 2018     I, the Mom, not only drink the Montessori cool-aid, I am a full on purveyor.  That being said, the years are going by and I’m perennially dumbfounded by my kids’ ability to take the … Continue reading

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Yo Mamma Jokes

Wednesday, April 18th 2018   Standing in line for movie tickets in peaceful silence, out of nowhere my son pipes up: “YOU SHOULD GET THE SENIOR DISCOUNT!” I turn to him, incredulous; “You should see what your face looks like right … Continue reading

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Rooftop Garden Antics

Wednesday, April 18th 2018 Kendall Square, Cambridge MA Our Staycation Adventure explorations find us in a nearby Rooftop Garden. 2018-04-18 ROOFTOP GARDEN ANTICS [60 seconds]:  ♥♥ #1234  #DoubleStack

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Split Double Date Night

Sunday April 15th 2018 No babysitter, no problem. Dear Hubsand takes our daughter out for Dinner Date with Daddy:   And I take our son to the show! PS: At first I was afraid my date was defective…     … Continue reading

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