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Dear Adam Sandler,

Dear Adam, Perhaps you’ve lately felt the pull back to your home state of New Hampshire? Perhaps you’ve heard the giggles from our couch since COVID-19 quarantine started? While not each of your films is appropriate for our 9 and 10 year old, many of them are, and we’ve watched most of them since the… Continue reading Dear Adam Sandler,

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Dear COVID Summer 2020

Summer season, we weren’t really sure how you would turn out based on what spring of 2020 had to offer us thanks to the pandemic. However, in terms of summer, you were good to us here in northern New Hampshire with more days of sun than rain, yet enough rain to keep the grass green,… Continue reading Dear COVID Summer 2020

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Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, May 18, 2020: “Kite Flying During Covid 19”

We awoke to a cold and windy day in northern New Hampshire. Grateful that the pouring rain was not snow, as they had predicted the late April nor’easter to drop 6-12 inches potentially. We decided to take the kids kite flying on the first day of our spring staycation. Initially, I had not seen the… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, May 18, 2020: “Kite Flying During Covid 19”

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Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, June 10, 2020: “The Power of Dadding During Stay at Home 2.0”

The world is an extra crazy place right now. Watching the news creates as much anxiety in my heart, as teaching and working from home has the last two and a half months. However, for as high strung as I tend to be as a teacher and mom, trying to do it all from home… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, June 10, 2020: “The Power of Dadding During Stay at Home 2.0”

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Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, June 12, 2020: “Adaptive Sports in the Summer of Covid 19”

We have done more family bike rides this spring than all of last summer combined given we are home, and cycling is a nice form of exercise for us to do as a family, Geoff included. We are also able to do this socially distancing with the four grandparents, who are still patiently awaiting a… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, June 12, 2020: “Adaptive Sports in the Summer of Covid 19”

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Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, June 23, 2020, “The Power of the Parade”

Geoff and I celebrated our thirteenth wedding anniversary on June 23. Our family clearly loves the spring wedding anniversary with Geoff’s sister and husband celebrating theirs on June 6, his parents on June 15, my parents May 31, and my brother and wife on June 17. This spring we also tested negative for COVID-19 and… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, June 23, 2020, “The Power of the Parade”

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Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, July 8, 2020: “When Support Comes in Friends, Duct Tape, and Fishing Line”

My friend Katie and I took our collective four children to the Parker Mountain Pump Track with our mountain bikes on a recent adventure. Where my newfound confidence came from, I’m not quite sure; however, at some point, I ended on my back after bouncing off a few rocks with different body parts, leaving my… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, July 8, 2020: “When Support Comes in Friends, Duct Tape, and Fishing Line”

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Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, July 23, 2020: “Heard of the Have a Hammock Trap?”

I came home from a long walk with a friend to find my husband and dog in this hammock predicament. Emerson our dogs face tells me this was not his idea, nor does he really know how it even happened in the first place. Further, now that it has happened, he isn’t sure how to… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, July 23, 2020: “Heard of the Have a Hammock Trap?”

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Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, July 25, 2020: “The Coming of Age of ADA: Happy 30th!”

This year we celebrate 30 years of progress in access and inclusion and the anniversary of theAmericans with Disabilities Act passing into law. However, as important as this legislation was at the time of its inception, I had no idea. I had no idea about a lot of things back then. Little did I know how… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, July 25, 2020: “The Coming of Age of ADA: Happy 30th!”

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A Letter to the Honorable Ruth Bader Ginsburg, on this 100th Anniversary of our 19th Amendment (8.18.1920 in case you weren’t sure)

Dear Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, I wanted you to know this is the mask I’m wearing on my first day of school next week as we return to the classroom for the first time since March when COVID took over the universe.  Clearly, you don’t know me, but I wanted you to know… Continue reading A Letter to the Honorable Ruth Bader Ginsburg, on this 100th Anniversary of our 19th Amendment (8.18.1920 in case you weren’t sure)