Category Archives: what’s “work-life balance?”

Post-Insurrection Meditation Exercise

Monday, January 11th 2020 . Inspired by these words below here, on this day I signed up for an online meditation thing. . This person Dr. Amanda Kemp is someone whose black voice I’d like to tune to, and amplify … Continue reading

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AT RISE: My Hair is Cold

Saturday, January 9th 2021 AT RISE: At home. BOY: My hair is cold. MOM: Put on a hat. BOY: [Pause.] No thanks. SCENE. .

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MNOOKM Party

Saturday, November 28th 2020 MNOOKM: McSweeney, Neely, Oberhauser, Oberhauser, Kolonoski, McSweeney. It wasn’t a party per se, it just feels like one every time we get these cousins together. . 2020-11-28 MNOOKM Party [0:44]: . And it’s a comfort to … Continue reading

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Homeschool Headmistress: Cookie Day

Wednesday, November 25th 2020 Today is holiday cookie baking day in my daughter’s class. The teacher and all the kids are a joyful cacophony together from their respective kitchens on Google meet, and even Big Brother jumps in on the … Continue reading

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Look at That Cat: Shmutz

November 2020 . 2020-11-26 Look at That Cat: Shmutz [0:30]: . Kitten you are so thoughtful, thank you. . *

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Fun with ClaraJane: Adventures in Hair

Tuesday, November 17th 2020 . In “celebration” of ClaraJane “catching up” to her 4th Grade distance learning schoolwork this fall, we fulfill her long-standing wish to dye her hair. . 2020-11-17 CJ’S Hair Adventure [1:13]: . . . Voila. *

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Election 2020: #CountEveryVote Rally in Boston with the Kids

Wednesday, November 4th 2020 . Boy: We shouldn’t have to worry about the outcome of this election! Me: Why? Boy: Because I’m a KID! Me: I think you mean, you shouldn’t have to worry about whether this election is fair. … Continue reading

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Girl Meets Piano

Sunday, November 1st 2020 AT RISE: It is late morning Sunday, the ‘rents are out -sans enfants– for a much anticipated matin a Cheteau CostCo. Him: Remember if you feel overwhelmed, it’s okay to pull over into a side aisle … Continue reading

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CircusKitchen Halloween 2020

Saturday, October 31st 2020 For a holiday during this pandemic, we could have done worse. . 2020-10-31 CircusKitchen Halloween 2020 [2:14]: . . Earlier in the day we even had CJ’s “Greedy Monster” friends over for a little outdoor gathering … Continue reading

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Homeschool Headmistress: Aminalz at Skool n’ Stuf

Thursday, October 29th 2020 This school day begins one of my favorite ways: . And also: . Also, is there a word for “Going outside in the rain?” . There were also plenty of unbeautiful moments in the day to … Continue reading

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