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Growing Up is Hard: Just ask April Flowers and Teenagers

“I can’t believe it’s happening,” overhead in the back seat by a friend’s kid. “What’s happening?” I inquire, honestly believing we are talking about an upcoming test or someone’s behavior or an eagerly anticipated event over the weekend. “Puberty is happening.  Well, it isn’t exactly happening at this minute, but it’s going to. What I… Continue reading Growing Up is Hard: Just ask April Flowers and Teenagers

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Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, April 4, 2019: “Hey Now Dr. Phil”

Dear Dr. Phil, Last week, I had a cold. My husband, Geoff, was traveling for work for two weeks in Eastern Europe and life was hectic, so I missed the social media reaction over your recent show about love and caregiving.However, when Geoff returned from his trip this weekend, one of the first conversations we… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, April 4, 2019: “Hey Now Dr. Phil”

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Wanted: One Fabulous Principal

Dear Experienced Administrators, We are in need of an excellent administrator, but before your read the OFFICIAL information regarding the application, please check out these student testimonials about how much they love their school.  They care as much about who comes next as parents and staff members do: Jillian wrote, “So here are several reasons… Continue reading Wanted: One Fabulous Principal

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Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog: “I’ve Got Your Back,” March 22, 2019

Please check out my daughter’s shirt. The little heart wheelchair shirt has been passed along first by two brothers, then to our son and daughter, and we will send it along to the child of another friend who is a parent living with a spinal cord injury. The shirt was selected to accompany the St. Patrick’s… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog: “I’ve Got Your Back,” March 22, 2019

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Christopher and Dana Reeve Blog: “When Vacation Exceeds Expectation,” March 6, 2019

My family decided a few years ago, when our children were big enough to actually “do stuff”, that we would make a concerted effort to “do stuff” together, creating memorable experiences as opposed to buying presents at Christmas. Last night, as we sat at the kitchen table eating a normal, quiet meal with just the… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Blog: “When Vacation Exceeds Expectation,” March 6, 2019

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Why Move to the White Mountains

This morning while walking our dog in below zero weather, I redirected my attitude towards winter’s wrath here in the White Mountains by brainstorming all the reasons I love living here.  My reward for the pre-work dog walk in frigid temps was a glorious sunrise and a heart shaped ice chunk.  Having lived in the… Continue reading Why Move to the White Mountains

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Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, February 20, 2019: “February Family Love”

February has some truly spectacular skiing in New Hampshire most years as enough snow has fallen, and the sun comes out for longer days and warmer temps than it does in January. This year, particularly, needed February to arrive. Maybe the “year” didn’t, but I sure did. January was harder than usual, but now that… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, February 20, 2019: “February Family Love”