Category Archives: work-life balance

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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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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Girl Makes Way for Piano

Monday, November 2nd 2020 Preparing the new Music Corner! . . Special thanks to my sister Amanda for helping make this painting possible! 💕 . . . And finally, time for the reveal. [To be continued…] 🎵

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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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I Break for Animals

Wednesday, October 28th 2020 Resting my legs for ONE second between activities, and Mr. Flashcat galumphes right ON, followed immediately by Mr. Romeo (Peter Parker), perturbed at having to wait in LINE. . Next comes Mr. Personality himself, the self-appointed … Continue reading

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Homeschool Headmistress: CircusKitchen Recess

Thursday, October 22nd 2020 Here is Gavin doing self-directed exercise at home for “Gym” today. OK I might have directed a little bit, but huzzah! he can juggle on the rolla bolla. Until he needs to go to the bathroom … Continue reading

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CircusKitchen VOTED

Wednesday, October 21st 2020 Voted early. Phew. Gavin chose to quietly walk his scooter in order to accompany me through the whole process, blithely earning the admiration of various adults in the polling station. And just before that we got … Continue reading

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Homeschool Headmistress: No Please, Come On In

Tuesday, October 20th 2020 It is afternoon, after “school” in the homestead. Daddy is home from work taking his afternoon rest. Mom is spent from her various efforts today, sitting up on the other side of the bed, operating her … Continue reading

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