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Welcome, Carson!

Carson Paul Kaiser is in the world! The day he came, I started feeling contractions around noon, and I had students arriving in a couple of hours for a tutoring session.  The pain wasn’t yet of the crippling, debilitating variety … Continue reading

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Over Due

I’m writing this on May 1st, and as of today, my baby Carson was due a week ago.  We all thought he’d come early, so for the last two weeks, Andy has been ready.  He’s said good-bye to his students, … Continue reading

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Generation Y Work?

Colin has never liked school, mostly because he feels he could use the time in better ways.  I get that.  School is a lot of hours, and Lego construction is shockingly absent from the new common core. Before he started, … Continue reading

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Play it Again, Sam…And Again, and Again

One of the greatest challenges of parenting is kiddie music. It’s just so high pitched.  And repetitive.  And nonsensical. But my kids love it.  They perk up whenever it’s on, even if they’ve never heard the song before.  It’s like … Continue reading

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A Pain in the Neck

I woke up one morning with a terrible cramp in my neck that hung on for days.   I tried to solve the problem by ignoring it, so for a while, whenever I wanted to look to my right, I had … Continue reading

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To Keep or Not to Keep

We have an issue with throwing things away in our family.  Mostly, that we don’t want to. Andy believes everything is useful.  From empty butter tubs to pencils that are too short, he has uses for everything.  He’s not a … Continue reading

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Common Core Kindergarten

Last year, my son Colin started kindergarten.  For the first couple of weeks, I was dying to hear what he’d learned.  Was he writing novels?   Translating a bit of French?  Maybe splitting a couple of atoms—while wearing safety goggles—the teacher … Continue reading

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