Category Archives: learning

At Rise: Go Create

Tuesday, July 10th 2018 Part of our kids’ “Non-School Morning Routine” includes the directive to “GO CREATE!” AT RISE:   The two kids come up to mommy working at the computer at the dining room table. Gavin:  Um Mamma?  For “Go … Continue reading

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To Circus Camp with Gavin

Sunday, June 24th 2018 Also Cousin Dawson’s second day with us! 2018-06-24 TO CIRCUS CAMP WITH GAVIN [1:36]:   ♥♥♥♥♥

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Family Separation vs. George Takei’s WWII Internment

June 20th 2018 “At least during my internment…, I was not taken from my parents. https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/19/politics/george-takei-family-separation-op-ed/index.html “I cannot for a moment imagine what my childhood would have been like had I been thrown into a camp without my parents. That … Continue reading

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Hospital Clowning: Family Separation

Tuesday, June 19th 2018   Dr. Bafu is so wonderful to know and to work with.  Sometimes he is so funny and I am doing practically nothing as I observe the scene.  Fortunately I am learning to relax and have … Continue reading

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Parenting: Getting Unstuck

June 13th 2018 Today I said this to my daughter: Me:  Sweetheart I want to talk with you about something.  You know how sometimes when you don’t like something or you get stressed, you… I don’t know a better way … Continue reading

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At Rise: Read It Or Else

Wednesday, June 13th 2018   AT RISE:  Mom and kids are about to head for the bus to school. Gavin:  Mom.  Before I leave, I’m going to bring you the book HERA.  And you must have it read by NEXT … Continue reading

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Hospital Clowning: Bubbles to Tears

Tuesday, May 29th 2018   1) Zombie Nurse Parade* *(Said with deep respect.) Arriving at the hospital in the mornings, as I go in the most striking thing to me is the stream of nurses going out.  Bleary eyed, checking their … Continue reading

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