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Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, March 13, 2020: “When We Least Expect It”

Recently, I took our daughter to see Annie with a group of local female mentors and the young women they mentor. This Annie was amazing, and the production at Plymouth State University included 125 actors and actresses ranging in age from 8-80 and included very professional as well as community theater participants. This version included Franklin Delano Roosevelt from… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, March 13, 2020: “When We Least Expect It”

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Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, March 25, 2020: “COVID 19: What You’ve Given and What You’ve Taken Away”

Attn: COVID-19 You began your journey far, far away in China, wreaking havoc then across Europe, especially in Italy, closing borders, trapping people in their homes, and finally finding your way to New Hampshire, causing hysteria in some, panic in others, and increased anxiety in general. You’ve stolen people’s lives, people’s jobs, people’s sense of… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, March 25, 2020: “COVID 19: What You’ve Given and What You’ve Taken Away”

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Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation: March 30, 2020: “The Power of Yet”

When Geoff headed away to work this week he was very excited to be traveling to Sunday River and Sugar Loaf for Maine Adaptive Sports. Don’t get me wrong, he generally loves his career when it comes to working with athletes, teaching skiing, and helping people to reach their potential. However, he was EXTRA excited… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation: March 30, 2020: “The Power of Yet”

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In “Struggle Times” of COVID-19

First, thank you to Mrs. Felicia Hamilton and Mrs. Sally Nicoll for their 3rd grade “Struggle Time” poster which I observed while my big kids were up sharing read alouds during Read Across America Week in early March.  Some of my sophomores were planning to help me to recreate a HS version when the Coronavirus… Continue reading In “Struggle Times” of COVID-19

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Letter from Just One Teacher in Just One Place

Hello World, I’m a teacher without a classroom, which made me cry packing up yesterday.   It’s not the first time I’ve cried this week, and likely won’t be the last, now a homeschooling mom of a third and fourth grader trying to teach high school English remotely.  Earlier in the week, a male friend, not… Continue reading Letter from Just One Teacher in Just One Place

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When You Have the Oldest Parents in the Third Grade…

When you are 8 and supposedly have the “oldest parents in the third grade,”  you argue that at 16 you won’t have to share a car with your sibling like your parents did with their siblings because, well, your parents are old enough that they will be in a nursing home by the time you… Continue reading When You Have the Oldest Parents in the Third Grade…

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Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, February 4, 2020: “A different kind of love story”

This February marks two years since Emerson Gronk Snowy Krill joined our family as perhaps the best yellow lab service dog to walk the earth. When he first arrived, we were worried we might be too much for him as a collective force of nature. However, his shell shock eventually wore away and he likely… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, February 4, 2020: “A different kind of love story”