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12.4.20: From the so-called desk of…

…Helen. A Hair Raising Tale What felt like an entire week of Thanksgiving doings, and whether close or far away, one way or another, we were all ready to be thankful together. We started off mid-week with a virtual Thanksgiving get together with my…

11.13.20: From the so-called desk of…

… Helen. A Life Narrated Conversation between myself and my son Jesse from two different rooms. Jesse: “Sorry to interrupt Mom, but who are you talking to?” Me, after a short pause: “The cat.” Jesse: “I don’t think so” Me: “Why not?” Jesse: “The…

11.6.20: From the so-called desk of…

…Helen. Jump Back and Fall Forward Well here we are again; after being dazed and confused for days, we finally turned our clocks back an hour. And while the age old adage of spring forward and fall back is somewhat helpful, those simple 60…

10.30.20: From the So-Called Desk of…

…Helen. Hocus-Pocus Dominocus It wasn’t about costumes or the candy, but looking back, my first Halloween memory was of my father handing out quarters to all the trick or treaters that rang our doorbell. This was pre UNICEF days, so it was kind of a…

06.19.20: From the so- called desk of…

…Helen. What’s Up With Father’s Day? This has been bothering me for years. I don’t know if I’m the only one, but when I shop for Mother’s Day cards the choices are endless, but when it comes to Father’s Day cards, clearly dads are…

06.18.20: Weekly Reader with Randi

Before Safer at Home, this would have been our last week of school. On Friday, on both campuses, we would have been celebrating our Pre-K with some fanfare and tasty treats as they passed from preschoolers to kindergarteners. We would have been hugging our…

06.04.20: Weekly Reader with Randi

As we pause to reflect, we step forward towards a road of realization and permanent change. This week, our Weekly Reader is dedicated to a variety of resources we have started to gather. Please share additional information as it comes your way, so we…

05.29.20: From the so-called desk of…

…Helen. On the Catwalk As part of my new life and my new routine, Thursday afternoons have become the highlight of my week. It’s the one day of the week that I actually get to leave the house. Not just walk around the backyard…

05.28.20: Weekly Reader with Randi

This week’s Covid parenting links: Zoom babysitters! Prenatal care after Coronavirus Feelings charts can help your child with anxiety Helpful children Parenting in general: Raising an empathetic child Being a resilient parent The gift of really seeing your child And a Fatherly.com project to…

05.22.20: From the so-called desk of…

…Helen. Once Upon a Time After being home for so long — I actually have no idea how long it’s been — it has made me think a lot about the concept of time. And the more I think about it, the stranger it…