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Changing like the seasons

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I can tell it’s almost spring. The sun is still up when my husband comes home from work. The days are getting warmer. Sign ups for community supported agriculture, or CSA, (where you can get part of a farm harvest every week by purchasing a share in a local farm) are underway. Maple syrup is […] [Read More]
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Why do School outside of School?

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For all parents who, like me, feel a good education is the key to long-term life success, we seek out academically oriented extracurricular activities. Whether the children are in public school, homeschooled, or in private school, I am constantly on the look out for other classes, workshops, or activities. Why would I bother to have […] [Read More]
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Shrek the Musical at the Palace Theater in Waterbury–A Parent’s Review

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Shrek the Musical takes the parts we love about Shrek the movie and then sculpts the story to make it work really well on stage and with a lot of dancing. I was a little concerned that I might be watching the movie over again, but enough was changed to keep it fresh. For instance, […] [Read More]
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It Sucks to Go to the Principal’s Office

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I wrote before about our scheduled visit with my 12 year old daughter’s middle school. It was intimidating. Everyone of her teacher’s was there, including an extra student teacher, the principal, and the school psychologist with ┬ájust my husband and me. It was hard. I had concerns but I couldn’t seem to get them heard. […] [Read More]
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