Category Archives: making art

Happy Birthday Amanda

Thursday, March 4th 2021 2021-03-04 Happy Birthday Amanda [0:49]: . 🍰

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Homeschool Headmistress: Remembering to Practice

Monday, March 1st 2021 . Today’s parenting triumph in the Distance Learning Environment is *remembering* -finally- that Young Miss has *asked* us to remind her to practice her cursive. And how. What are the three things kids need again? Love, … Continue reading

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ClaraJane’s Marble Roller Coaster

Saturday, February 20th 2021 2021-02-20 CJ’s Marble Roller Coaster [0:26]: . *

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At Rise: BAD Morning

Saturday, February 20th 2021 . AT RISE: It is Saturday morning. Dad is cooking breakfast and Mom is the table. The closed door to Boy’s bedroom is on the other side of the table. The door opens. BOY: [Emerges from … Continue reading

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CJ’s Valentine Tour

Sunday, February 14th 2021 . One advantage about losing all your work to the pandemic is more time for the kids. On this day we manage to drive our daughter around town to bring Valentines to a few friends. . … Continue reading

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ClaraJane Cooking Cookies with Her Class

Friday, February 12th 2021 . . Today marks the third time ClaraJane’s 4th + 5th grade class has made cookies “together.” . The recipe is “Jam Ribbon Cookies,” although CJ made hers with chocolate. Here it is: COOKIE INGREDIENTS: 1/2C … Continue reading

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Hospital Clowning: A Tribute to Beards with Dick Monday

January 2021 This may be among the greatest work by our illustrious Laughter League director, Dick Monday. Probably my favorite anyway. . A Tribute to Beards [4:33]: .

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A New England January Sky

Sunday, January 31st 2021 . For Manmeat: With love, ~NATCPW . 2021-01-31 A New England January Sky [0:56]: . *

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Adventures in Food: Fresh Pasta Night

Wednesday, January 27th 2021 . . I’m at the dining room table in the afternoon, yet my eyes are glued to my daughter in the kitchen where she is quietly making fresh pasta. I don’t like cliches but I can’t … Continue reading

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Best Christmas Movie of My Life

Sunday, December 13th 2020 I’m sorry but right now this is the Best. Christmas. Movie. Of my life. Every Parent at Christmas (by The Holderness Family) [4:06]: *

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