Category Archives: nature

MNOOKM Party

Saturday, November 28th 2020 MNOOKM: McSweeney, Neely, Oberhauser, Oberhauser, Kolonoski, McSweeney. It wasn’t a party per se, it just feels like one every time we get these cousins together. . 2020-11-28 MNOOKM Party [0:44]: . And it’s a comfort to … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving 2020

Thursday, November 26th 2020 . . . Zooming for Thanksgiving is about what you’d expect. Between technical challenges and standard chaos, we sign off before too long. But not before Gavin consults Bubble Wow on the best practices for how … 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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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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Homeschool Headmistress: Aminalz at Skool n’ Stuf

Thursday, October 29th 2020 This school day begins one of my favorite ways: . And also: . Also, is there a word for “Going outside in the rain?” . There were also plenty of unbeautiful moments in the day to … Continue reading

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I Break for Animals

Wednesday, October 28th 2020 Resting my legs for ONE second between activities, and Mr. Flashcat galumphes right ON, followed immediately by Mr. Romeo (Peter Parker), perturbed at having to wait in LINE. . Next comes Mr. Personality himself, the self-appointed … Continue reading

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Hospital Clowning: Lean On Me with Dr. Be Bopper & Boomsy Bun

Friday, October 23rd 2020 2020-10-23 Dr. Be Bopper & Boomsy Bun – Lean On Me [2:32]: ~ Lyrics to Lean on Me by Bill Withers: Sometimes in our lives we all have pain We all have sorrow But if we … Continue reading

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Homeschool Headmistress: Today’s Study Break

Tuesday, October 20th 2020 When your headphones stop working, and no one on the Zoom class can hear you, and you can’t make your VoiceCast work for your Slide Deck persuasive book summary, and your Chromebook is non-responsive and even … Continue reading

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AT RISE: One Breathless Moment

Friday, October 16th 2020 AT RISE: The kids are at their distance learning desks in the living room. ALEXA: [Beeb beeb, boop boop.] This is a reminder; it’s 12:59pm. [Beeb beeb, boop boop] This is a reminder; it’s 12:59pm. MOM: … Continue reading

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AT RISE: Mountain Mystery

Sunday, October 11th 2020 AT RISE: The Oberhauser Four are sitting on a log in the sun on a mountain eating sandwiches for lunch break during their hike through a technicolor tapestry of New England fall foliage. A gentle breeze … Continue reading

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