Category Archives: family

Hospital Clowning: Seven Discoveries

Thursday,  February 15th 2018 1)  Therapy Dogs One of the hazards of hospital clowning is crossing paths with therapy dogs.  I say ‘hazard’ because I love animals so much and when I ran into Cooper today I came unglued.  Look at … Continue reading

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Parenting: Video Game Rant

Sunday, February 11th 2018 Somehow my son’s extensive and impressive foray into Minecraft has morphed into a “Roblox” habit.  Keep in mind yes we regulate the amount of time he gets on the computer, say nothing for the unmitigated access … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Zachary and Olivia

Friday, February 9th 2018   2018-02-09 HAPPY BIRTHDAY ZACHARY AND OLIVIA [1:47]:    Love these two monkeys!     ♥♥

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At Rise: Don’t Drink Rainwater

Monday, February 5th 2018 – (Continued) AT RISE:  In the car to school, ClaraJane is regaling Mom and Brother with a story about one time at her cousins’ house when her baby doll was thirsty and she was SNEAKING out … Continue reading

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Parenting: Pause Button

Monday, February 5th 2018 Driving the kids to school early before my Parenting Class today, ClaraJane starts in on a thread about how one time she got a terrible night’s sleep; and it affected her dreams; and then she manipulated … Continue reading

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Kitchen to Circus – A Mighty Good Man

Saturday, February 3rd 2018 After a late night I am all the more grateful for nourishment from my Manmeat’s kitchen for the road. From the Kitchen to the Circus: A cup full of warm savory cereal topped with a perfect … Continue reading

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There’s Only One Word For That

Sunday, January 28th 2018 AT RISE:  Mamma is next to ClaraJane’s bath combing out sections of her profoundly tangled hair.  It is almost time for Mamma to get in costume for her juggling show today. Mom:  So, there’s this beautiful … Continue reading

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