Category Archives: parenting

Hospital Clowning: The Epidemic’s Epidemic

Wednesday, April 28th 2021 . It’s no wonder I never managed to post about my first day back in person after a pandemic year of performing remotely; it’s the end of my second day back now and I’m pretty wiped. … Continue reading

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Mark Rober: The Truth About My Son

Sunday, April 18th 2021 IDK ’bout you, but I love me some Mark Rober videos. In fact, I’d bet you either; a) Already love Mark Rober too, or b) Haven’t seen him yet. (He’s a mechanical engineer with an incredible … Continue reading

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AT RISE: Why Me Cold

Monday, March 29th 2021 . AT RISE: It’s morning in the distance learning homeschool. Mom is crossing the room from the kitchen when Boy stands up from his desk. BOY: Haha, I just figured out why I’m cold. [Heads towards … Continue reading

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AT RISE: Peter Parkour is Breathing Funny

Sunday, March 28th 2021 . AT RISE: It’s late night. Mom and Dad are vegging on the couch. Youngest child slowly appears in the room. MOM & DAD: [Turn heads to look at her.] CJ: Um! Uh… well. Um, Peter … Continue reading

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Baby’s First Chiropractic

Friday, March 26th 2021 After ClaraJane reports lower right back pain enough times, I get her in to the chiropractor. . My own chiro, Dr. Ken Lowey of Newton Center Chiropractic, has saved -restored!- my life functioning a multitude of … Continue reading

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Baby’s First Opthomalogic

Thursday, March 25th 2021 . We’re having a high-maintenance theme to ClaraJane’s week. Today’s flavor is ophthalmology. . Long story short, girlfriend is nearsighted in her left eye, sees perfectly through her right, and has two totally healthy eyeballs; just … Continue reading

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Walden Tonic

Saturday, March 20th 2021 ~ First Day of Spring . 2021-03-20 Walden Tonic [2:30]: . . . Please See: What men do for fun from r/TikTokCringe: https://www.reddit.com/r/TikTokCringe/comments/mbb6gq/what_men_do_for_fun/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3 . .

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Adventures in Food: Legacy Pie Day

Sunday, March 14th 2021 ~ aka: 3.14 ~ aka: “Pi” . Legacy heirloom ancestral heritage generational resurrection pie! . When I get back from my gig the hubsand and ankle biters are all in the kitchen, baking. Chef Daddy is … Continue reading

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AT RISE: The Most Boring Mom in the World

Thursday, March 11th 2021 AT RISE: Boy is showing Mom his hand drawn Dungeons & Dragons map at the dinner table. CJ is sitting next to her. MOMB: Man! How do you have time to draw all that when you’re … Continue reading

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Vetting Cats in Triplicate

Thursday, March 11th 2021 . On this much-anticipated day, we load three cats into a bag and haul them off to the vet. Because Covid precautions prevent my daughter from accompanying me and the cats beyond the front door of … Continue reading

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