Category Archives: patience

Parenting: Blam Blam Pang Pow!

Monday, February 12, 2018 – continued Him: “This is so old school and original, I love it!” Me:  Booyah baby!   After school Gavin put in a good effort trying to stay mad at me.  But bless him, he couldn’t.  I … Continue reading

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Parenting: Video Game Access

Monday, February 12th 2018 Please Note:  NOT AN EXPERT. I’m not an expert in childhood brain development, but I know enough to get that unmitigated access to video games overdevelops the amygdyla (“Reptile Brain”) and under-develops the pre-frontal cortex (responsible … Continue reading

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Parenting: Video Game Rant

Sunday, February 11th 2018 Somehow my son’s extensive and impressive foray into Minecraft has morphed into a “Roblox” habit.  Keep in mind yes we regulate the amount of time he gets on the computer, say nothing for the unmitigated access … Continue reading

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Parenting: Boost Executive Function with Hand Clapping Games

February 7th 2018 OK so I’m taking a parenting class called Mind Matters, compliments of Harvard University and the Cambridge Public School District.  (#Blessings.) Thanks to workshops and novice research in the past, I have come to understand Executive Functioning … Continue reading

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Parenting: Pause Button

Monday, February 5th 2018 Driving the kids to school early before my Parenting Class today, ClaraJane starts in on a thread about how one time she got a terrible night’s sleep; and it affected her dreams; and then she manipulated … Continue reading

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All Dressed Up and No Show To Go

Sunday, January 28th 2018 My show this morning didn’t happen afterall.  There was a scheduling mixup.  Here is me all dressed up and at the theatre with no show happening. Unless you count the sweet older gentleman who pulled off … Continue reading

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Independence Morning

Saturday, January 27th 2018 Ahhh! We just let our nine year old son walk to the corner store for milk! His idea entirely. He’s got his sneakers on, the money, his Dad’s phone, a mopey little sister, and a game … Continue reading

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