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Christopher and Dana Reeve blog, October 31, 2017: Dear Well Meaning Couple at the Restaurant…

You watched me walk in with three young children; we had a soccer game later that evening which meant the best I could do after work was to drive to the town where our game would be played to first have dinner. A third one was thrown in the mix as his mom, a hard-working… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve blog, October 31, 2017: Dear Well Meaning Couple at the Restaurant…

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On Pumpkins, Play-offs, and Potential

Tomorrow, a soccer team of girls I truly love mostly because of time spent in my classroom will play in the rain against another talented team of girls, probably equally adored by other people, families and teachers. Our team won their first round last week also in the rain in penalty kicks after two ten… Continue reading On Pumpkins, Play-offs, and Potential

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Sometimes the Best Professional Development Happens in George’s Bistro

We met the man on the left pouring the wine in this classic 1980’s photo at the Holiday Inn in Mansfield, MA.  George Holiday is not his real name, but it should be given his movie star older man handsomeness and charm.  My friend and English teacher colleague, Jen Whitcher, and I were at the… Continue reading Sometimes the Best Professional Development Happens in George’s Bistro

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Christopher and Dana Reeve Blog, October 12, 2017: Parenting Risk Taking and Mistake Making

There is no doubt that we are giving this parenting gig our best effort; however, in those moments when we realize just how badly a situation could have turned out, we shake our heads in disbelief at how we could have been so stupid. See the kids in this picture, smiling, wearing protective head gear,… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Blog, October 12, 2017: Parenting Risk Taking and Mistake Making

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Missing the 5 Point Harness

Some of my least favorite parenting occurs immediately following our arrival home  after school, after the after school program pick up, maybe even after having stopped for the mail or a few items at the grocery store.  When both our children were still strapped in the 5 point harness, they hung out for a few… Continue reading Missing the 5 Point Harness