Category Archives: patience

Parenting: Getting Unstuck

June 13th 2018 Today I said this to my daughter: Me:  Sweetheart I want to talk with you about something.  You know how sometimes when you don’t like something or you get stressed, you… I don’t know a better way … Continue reading

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At Rise: Read It Or Else

Wednesday, June 13th 2018   AT RISE:  Mom and kids are about to head for the bus to school. Gavin:  Mom.  Before I leave, I’m going to bring you the book HERA.  And you must have it read by NEXT … Continue reading

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Secret Juggler: Haitian Cake

Saturday, June 9th 2018 Leaving my gig in Cambridge at 4:40pm, I see this text from my 5pm client in Malden: “No one here yet can jennythejuggler come @5:30?” My booking manager has already replied:  “Sorry she can’t change times … Continue reading

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Otter River Memorial Day Camping SPLOOP Style

Memorial Day Weekend 2018  @Otter River State Forest Return to editing 2018 05 25 OTTER RIVER SPLOOP CAMPING [9:03]:     V. Marino:    CJ:    Vi:   Z:    Gav:    Viv:    #SPLOOP  

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Hospital Clowning: Bucket Busting

Wednesday, May 23rd 2018 Although partnering with Dr. Bucket Buster mostly defies description, here are three gems from today.   1)  Playing the Window:  Who’s Turn is it Anyway? A young boy and his father are in the room.  Bucket … Continue reading

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First Grade Progress

Saturday, May 12th 2018 After all the storm and stress of No Progress and Spaghetti, I receive this additional report from ClaraJane’s assistant teacher:   That she has been afraid to raise her hand is a topic that has bewildered … Continue reading

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Parenting: No Progress Report

Friday, May 11th 2018 After much to-do about each of the kids’ Weekly Progress Reports -aka: “Smiley Face Chart”-  it’s Friday and they each come home empty handed.  After all the discussions, supportive questions and encouraging reminders etc.,  it’s finally Friday.  … Continue reading

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