Social Distancing Trombone Warm-Up

Keeping up a schedule is not easy. I'm trying to keep my kids on a school day schedule (read about THAT adventure here), but keeping myself on a schedule is a different story. In order to get myself motivated, showered and dressed, I'm starting a TROMBONE WARM-UP Facebook LIVE session!!!!!!! This is taking place at... Continue Reading →

Pandemic Parental Pedagogy

Staying focused and encouraging and positive takes a lot of energy. It's a delicate balance that I will have to keep getting better at balancing! Thankfully, we have plenty of time to find that perfect balance!

Coronavirus Collection

I am not a medical professional, but I trust medical professionals and the advice and information they provide. Each day there are more articles, more information (and dis-information), and questions/concerns put out there about the COVID-19 global pandemic that make figuring out what to do, how to do it, and what to KNOW more and... Continue Reading →

Freelance Notebook: Positive Edition!

Amid all of the worry, panic, and 'social distancing' we find ourselves in, I thought it was perhaps a good idea to begin to focus on all of the positive things that can happen during the week or two (or three) we freelancers have off of work. I think I've wallowed in my own self-pity... Continue Reading →

Freelance Notebook (supplemental)

Well, it happened. Everything I have for the rest of March has been canceled. Let me say that this is a good thing from the perspective of dealing with a public health emergency. I am totally in agreement with all of these decisions. Stopping the spread of this is a priority. Holding public events is... Continue Reading →

Freelance Notebook 3.12.2020

I've been very fortunate that most months I've scheduled enough work to cover all my financial responsibilities for our household. There are months that are better than others, but eventually it all balances out...usually. This week, I've lost a couple very high profile (and high paying) engagements due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) scare. I am... Continue Reading →

Happy New Year 2018!!

2017 was a challenging year in may ways but on a personal and family level 2017 was a successful year. It all began with the birth of our daughter Ellington Wriston-Dole on January 27th. At the beginning we weren't sure how easily a family unit of 3 would morph into a family unit of 4,... Continue Reading →

Toddler Days 8.23.17

The fear is real. The anger palpable. The force of nature that is my toddler can be felt from different parts of the house. You know it is there, in the undercurrent of the activities, the subtext to the babbling. When will it erupt?The eruption is inevitable. What will be the trigger? On any given... Continue Reading →

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