Category Archives: mental health

Homeschool Headmistress: Cookie Day

Wednesday, November 25th 2020 Today is holiday cookie baking day in my daughter’s class. The teacher and all the kids are a joyful cacophony together from their respective kitchens on Google meet, and even Big Brother jumps in on the … Continue reading

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Diamond Jack

Apropos of nothing –save perhaps a steadfast general commitment to doing good in the world– here is this thrilling cartoon which Gavin found and we love. Enjoy! Diamond Jack [3:06]: . *

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Fun with ClaraJane: Adventures in Hair

Tuesday, November 17th 2020 . In “celebration” of ClaraJane “catching up” to her 4th Grade distance learning schoolwork this fall, we fulfill her long-standing wish to dye her hair. . 2020-11-17 CJ’S Hair Adventure [1:13]: . . . Voila. *

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Hospital Clowning: 25th Anniversary of the Laughter League!

Monday, November 16th 2020 The Laughter League (formerly Big Apple Circus Clown Care Unit) has been performing in Boston Children’s Hospital now for 25 years! Today we celebrate with an online extravaganza featuring the whole team and lots of amazing … Continue reading

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Hospital Clowning: Clown Dogs

Friday, November 6th 2020 Join us as Dr. Sweetpea, Dr. Be Bopper and special guest star Dr. CJ share their vast knowledge about DOGS! . 2020-11-06 Drs. Sweetpea & Be Bopper & DOGS [4:04]: . #LaughterLeague #BostonChildrensHospital #PawPrints #Dogs *

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Election 2020: #CountEveryVote Rally in Boston with the Kids

Wednesday, November 4th 2020 . Boy: We shouldn’t have to worry about the outcome of this election! Me: Why? Boy: Because I’m a KID! Me: I think you mean, you shouldn’t have to worry about whether this election is fair. … Continue reading

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Election 2020: Well, Hell

Wednesday, November 4th 2020 ~ 11am As I write, the #2020 U.S. presidential election returns look like this: . I don’t really seem to have words of my own today so much as chewed off cuticles. Fortunately I am the … Continue reading

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Election Night 2020

Tuesday, November 3rd 2020 It almost feels like an out of body experience. It’s hard to believe this night is finally here, or actually happening. We wade through the blathering of the returns from the polls, and pass through a … Continue reading

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Girl Makes Way for Piano

Monday, November 2nd 2020 Preparing the new Music Corner! . . Special thanks to my sister Amanda for helping make this painting possible! 💕 . . . And finally, time for the reveal. [To be continued…] 🎵

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Girl Meets Piano

Sunday, November 1st 2020 AT RISE: It is late morning Sunday, the ‘rents are out -sans enfants– for a much anticipated matin a Cheteau CostCo. Him: Remember if you feel overwhelmed, it’s okay to pull over into a side aisle … Continue reading

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