Category Archives: parenting

Animal Husbandry with Olivia

Wednesday, August 14th 2019 AT RISE: Upon arrival to camp at Lovell’s Island, Niece Olivia immediately finds and adopts a snail. Olivia: I need to build him a jail. Snail Jail. I wonder what I should name him? [Later that … Continue reading

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Potty Times – Island Camping Edition

Wednesday, August 14th 2019 Camping on their favorite Boston Harbor Island (Lovell’s), Mamma is escorting Girl on her Potty Emergency Quest. Mom: [Starts speed walking, helpfully.] Girl: Mom DON’T!!! Wait for ME! Mom: [Slows down.]. I’m sorry Honey. I know … Continue reading

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For What Purpose??

Tuesday, August 13th 2019   My very intelligent, sweet, extremely articulate and cooperative (11 y/o) Boy successfully negotiated permission from me this morning to download Minecraft to his new computer.  I was actually glad to hear he wants to get … Continue reading

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Love = Time

Sunday, August 4th 2019   Love = Time. The simple equation that kids understand most profoundly. How lucky am I to have a Boy who wants to spend time with his Mamma! May I always appreciate and honor this inestimable … Continue reading

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C + M

2019   I actually have such an abundance of love notes from my daughter that I collage them into her art books. I don’t think it’s a kid’s obligation to love their parents. I don’t feel I did anything explicit … Continue reading

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ClaraJane at Improv Camp

July 22-26, 2019 I was worried my daughter might be overwhelmed at Improv Camp. She’s the youngest age eligible for summer classes at the incomparable Improv Boston. But the initiative is all hers, and I’m behind her 100%. Here she … Continue reading

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Pete Buttigieg on Abortion

July 2019 Let’s take a moment to appreciate Mayor Pete’s unequivocal answer to this tired old misogynistic political football trope (from the first 2020 Democratic Debate): Pete Buttigieg with the only acceptable answer RE: “late term abortions:” Buttigieg: I think … Continue reading

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