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

Performing Life: Playing the Fool with Global Play Brigade

Tuesday, April 6th 2021 . Today I get to take a sweet little clown workshop online with performers from around the world. If you look in the Zoom boxes you can see Boston, Atlanta, New York & California in the … Continue reading

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Look at That Cat: Favorite Acoutrement

Saturday, March 27th 2021 I keep telling him that I’m not that special, and he keeps acting wholly unconvinced. 2021-03-27 Favorite Acoutrement [0:38]: . Or honestly maybe he just thinks my neckline needs some work. 😹

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Kim Holderness on “Going Back to Normal”

March 9th 2021 Most of my life I’ve functioned as the most extroverted of extroverts. (Even though I also need alone time to recharge.) Since quarantine began, whatever social muscle that is has atrophied and I don’t find myself wanting … Continue reading

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Homeschool Headmistress: Remembering to Practice

Monday, March 1st 2021 . Today’s parenting triumph in the Distance Learning Environment is *remembering* -finally- that Young Miss has *asked* us to remind her to practice her cursive. And how. What are the three things kids need again? Love, … Continue reading

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Just Saying… and Adventures in Food

Sunday, February 14th 2021 It’s worth noting that I am spoiled and also had a wonderful Valentine’s Day. It starts when I run head first into this lovely man, sporting two drinks that are, well, red. #AdventuresinFood . As if … Continue reading

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Homeschool Headmistress: Dispatches From a Friday

Friday, February 12th 2021 1) A moment of food-inspired joy for my son who is having an otherwise stressful morning in class; and not because he has a towel on his head. He showered and washed his hair this morning … Continue reading

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Homeschool Headmistress: Banana Bread

Tuesday, February 9th 2021 . On this (first ever second presidential impeachment) day, I managed to make banana bread for my Distance Learners. . . This is about all I’m good for, in terms of proctoring L’Ecole a la Maison; … Continue reading

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A New England January Sky

Sunday, January 31st 2021 . For Manmeat: With love, ~NATCPW . 2021-01-31 A New England January Sky [0:56]: . *

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Adventures in Food: Sushi Saturday

Saturday, January 30th 2021 . . 2021-01-31 Sushi Saturday [0:39]: . . . And this sushi meal also came with the debut of ClaraJane’s Boredom Busting Pan Bread! .

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AT RISE: Hey, You’re Pretty Cool

Thursday, January 28th 2021 . AT RISE: Mom is working at the table. Boy gets up from his computer desk nearby. It’s been quite the day in the Distance Learning Environment and it’s quitting time. BOY: [Stands up, takes off … Continue reading

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