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Day 184: Long Week Ahead

The new school year starts on Monday. Over the last few days we have tried to prepare ourselves, but it hasn’t been easy. The school committee didn’t make its decision until recently, so teachers and administrators had little time to … Continue reading

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Day 180: Next Best Thing

Usually I take the kids to Target for back-to-school shopping and let them pick out school supplies for themselves. They love Target, and they love shopping. I like taking them, too. Though it’s an exhausting trip, it helps them get … Continue reading

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Day 151: School Update

The first day of school has been postponed until September 14 to give the government and school systems more time for planning. We still don’t know if they’ll be offering in-person or distance learning. They’re not going to announce that … Continue reading

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Day 146: Knock It Off

Today the United States hit some grim milestones in the coronavirus pandemic. Over five million cases have been identified. Over 160,000 Americans have died. Even so, people are still fighting over whether or not schools can be opened safely. I … Continue reading

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Day 140: Who Needs Teachers?

We finally got some news about the upcoming school year. One of the options our local schools have been working on is what they’re calling a Virtual Academy. It’s a self-directed learning course that they plan to offer for the … Continue reading

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Day 131: Mommy Limits

Being at home all the time (ALL THE TIME!) with the same three people is not an ideal way to live. Today I started to erupt. I mean, hey, I’ve done well for five months, but I’ve reached my breaking … Continue reading

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Day 117: Not the Only Ones

As I’ve said before, my husband and I probably won’t send our kids to school in the fall, even if the schools are open. At first I worried we were the only ones and that all the other parents were … Continue reading

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Day 10: Limping into Spring

Today we had one of those famous New England spring snowstorms. Marshall and I went hiking in the woods as the snow was falling and it was, as always, beautiful. It’s good that we enjoyed the snow while it lasted, … Continue reading

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Day 6: Acceptance, Hope, and “Picard”

Today we heard that Rhode Island schools will be closed for at least two more weeks. My husband doesn’t think the kids will be going back to school at all for this school year. That’s certainly possible. Some colleges have … Continue reading

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It’s Snow Big Deal

School was cancelled yesterday due to an impending snowstorm, but that storm didn’t drop a single flake. Until this morning, that is. Now it is finally snowing, and the kids are at school. Somebody really messed that one up!

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