Author Archives: Liz

Strangers in cars

Yesterday was a need to be “on” day. I saw student after student in and out of my classroom, I spoke with enthusiasm, I listened intently. All through my day at work, I governed the silences and the sounds, smoothing … Continue reading

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SOPHIE’S GUEST WRITE (with permission)

Mommy has been making us a summer schedule. Theres a activity for every day. She changes it every Sunday night. All the activity should be recorded. Written down. I guess thst works for me because I want to be a … Continue reading

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Quarantine Times

Last Saturday, after several days in a row of rain, the kids noticed a deep orange and pink sunset. Jacob decided to take them outside and capture a picture of it on his phone. He looked next door, and observed … Continue reading

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On a walk I saw…

We walked early this morning, just after breakfast. No toy vehicles allowed- which elicited a wave of fury from Everett and Mae. The sky was blue, without an interruption of cloud, a blank canvas rather than a finished painting. Cohen … Continue reading

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Stonehenge

About a month ago, the kids and a friend spent some time playing in the snow on the hill across the street from our house.  After quickly discovering that the slushy powder was useless for sledding, they realized it was just … Continue reading

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Little memories (Co-written by Soph)

Memories from Christmas break: After most of the presents were opened, Sophie hands me a slip of paper that says “go look at your desk.”  I went up to find several notebooks full of her stories.  For the past few … Continue reading

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Chopping Ice

A few weeks ago the kids came alive chopping ice along the edges of a nearby pond.  The intensity of their effort astounded me, and as is the case with effort, joy quickly followed.  Papa Gary took them to the … Continue reading

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Snapshots

A snapshot: We drove to Royal Oaks yesterday- windows down, listening to The Shins and The National, breathing in air so sweet it demanded I close my eyes to savor it.  We played on the giant (but somehow smaller now, since … Continue reading

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snapshots of July 2019- mostly for family

Cohen’s latest loves include hashing and rehashing the most over and  underrated players in the MLB.  He talks with Jacob in a language I understand only slightly more than Star Wars.  He loves to imitate the champs in Ninja Warrior- … Continue reading

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Slow, children at play

  The practical tasks of our morning routine could probably be accomplished in eight minutes.  But it’s never eight minutes– as life (thank goodness) is never just practical. After coming in from a run, hair frizzed to the max, dripping … Continue reading

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