Category Archives: parenting

AT RISE: Mother Daughter Bedtime

Friday, December 6th 2019   AT RISE:   It is bedtime and Mom and ClaraJane are settling down after a lot of horseplay, giggling and nonsense.  They are snuggling as ClaraJane reads Harry Potter (#6!) in bed. Mom:  ClaraJane I need … Continue reading

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OBERHAUSER STORYTIME with Grandpa Paul 2019

November 29th 2019   Lordy the man can talk.  Does he have some good stories though! So go on; empty your bladder, grab a snack and get comfy ‘cuz this is gonna take a while.       *    … Continue reading

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Cascade of Health Care Bills – A Tiny Tale of Bureaucratic Nonsense, Grit, Gratitude and Plain Luck

Friday, November 22nd 2019   This afternoon I get another surprise: 19 identical envelopes in my mailbox.   Medical bills.  Each for $25. This is bullshit.  Miraculously I have some time so I start ripping them open.  They are for doctor … Continue reading

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It’s Open Honey, Go Ahead

Friday, November 22nd 2019   When the children hop off the yellow school bus this afternoon, us moms are still mid-chat.  Rain is pouring down, so ClaraJane starts trying to physically pry me from the conversation.  And because I have … Continue reading

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In Your View by Emilie Mover

Just watch it:     #EmilieMover #InYourView ♥

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Democratic Debate with My Son

Wednesday, November 20th 2019   Listening to the Democratic Presidential Candidates debate the idea of potentially taxing the 0.001% of the elite class all of $0.02 to fund innumerable programs, and how to fund healthcare, my son gets up from … Continue reading

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ClaraJane’s Jewelry Pop-Up Shop

Monday, November 18th 2019   After school today ClaraJane opened her new Jewelry Shop.   And since I’m the only family member with pierced ears right now, I was basically the only customer for this Soft Opening / Pop-Up / VIP … Continue reading

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