Pint-Sized Picassos

The pottery from Simone’s party is gorgeous. It takes about a week to glaze and fire the pottery. That didn’t stop two of the male artists from asking when they would received their work. I have uploaded each work along with the artist’s first name so that parents, teachers and children can view the pieces. […]

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Happy Birthday

I survived Simone’s Tinkerbell birthday party. She hosted nine of the 15 children invited to the pottery painting party. Each child chose a small clay figurine to paint, and the room fell silent. Kids + fun activity + food = a happy birthday.  They painted for 45 minutes and then had some cheese pizza and […]

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Birthday Blues

Umm, I didn’t consult the Mommy Handbook, which means I didn’t really know what I was doing when I invited 15 children to Simone’s fifth birthday. Previous parties have been family-only affairs. This year, we decided to treat Simone to a party with her preschool classmates and a few friends. If I had consulted the […]

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Happy Birthday, Mom

Mom is always on my mind. If she were alive, she would be 60 today. I wonder what she would think of my mommy skills. Would she sigh in disapproval? Or smile with pride?  I wonder what kind of grandmother she would be. Would she tell Simone and Nadia that a “hard head makes a […]

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