Category Archives: health

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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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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Tobin Winter Concert 2019

Friday, February 1st 2019 ClaraJane in 2nd Grade, Gavin (brief appearance) in 5th Grade. ClaraJane has a speaking part making an introduction; rather proud of my mini-mi emcee! Other highlights include Shake the Papaya Down and the “world debut” of the … Continue reading

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Hospital Clowning: Good Night Lights

Thursday, January 31st 2019 As I head to HASBRO Children’s Hospital in Providence RI today, I wanted to share this piece about a most wonderful tradition there.  See! How The City Of Providence Comforts Sick Children [2:03]:    More about … Continue reading

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