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Dear Santa from ClaraJane 2019

As I write it is late 2020 and just found this letter on the family Chromebook: ****************************************************************** 1.EARING KIT. 2.SNOW GLOBE. 3.SLIME KIT. 4.PIERCED EARS. 5.NO SCHOOL. 6.HACHAMALS. 7.AN ALIVE HAMSTER OR GERBIL !! 9.HAMSTER CAGE! 10.HAMSTER BALL! 11.HAMSTER WHEEL! … Continue reading

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Not Less Than Two Hours

September 22, 2020 My son just made a beautiful argument to forgo my suggestion to “Go Outside” in order to utilize most of his (currently) two-hour allotment of recreational COMPUTER TIME today instead. ‘He just did all this baseball yesterday, … Continue reading

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At Rise: Homeschool Gym Class

Tuesday, September 22nd 2020   AT RISE: Mom is in the kitchen turning on the oven and scooping two containers of beautiful looking school-lunch spaghetti into the iron skillet. The two kids are in the living room at their desks. … Continue reading

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Rant: Mistakes

Tuesday, September 22nd 2020 Mistake #1) Don’t Cry Over Spilled Coffee Though I avoid the phone “like the plague” (can we say that anymore?), I made the mistake of making an actual live phone call on Sunday, and in my … Continue reading

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Girls Girls Girls Girls Girls

Saturday, September 19th 2020 My daughter comes in showing off her outfit. And I love it. 😻

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Back to School 2020 – Day Three

Friday, September 18th 2020 4th & 7th Grade Distance Learning – DAY THREE Be still my heart. Is this WORKING?! The kids are subsumed into their computers off and on throughout the day, and so far they only seem to … Continue reading

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Back to School 2020 – Day Two

Thursday, September 17th 2020 4th & 7th Grade Distance Learning – DAY TWO SOME HIGHLIGHTS. CJ’s teacher provided cardstock copies of Montessori Materials: 2. My favorite!  Sanctioned time for Animal Show & Tell:   2020-09-17 Kitten & Boomsy Attend 7th … Continue reading

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First Day of School 2020 – Gavin & ClaraJane

Wednesday, September 16th 2020 It’s finally here! Here is pandemic-style Back-to-School for us:   After several missteps, stumbles, and inelegant moments courtesy of moi, ClaraJane and Gavin each make it onto their First Day of School Meetings.   Even though … Continue reading

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Happy *13th* Birthday Miles!

Monday, September 14th 2020 Although we had to miss it this year, we love you Miles and are so proud of you Buddy! ⚾️💕

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September 2020: Back to School…ish

Friday, September 11th 2020 Back-to-School meeting with the New Teacher IRL! Outside with masks but we were really there! We didn’t even go *in* the school but it still felt amazing to be there. So far so good. Here ClaraJane’s … Continue reading

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