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Christopher and Dana Reeve Blog, December 18, 2018: “Winding Down the Year”

One of my favorite Christmas memories occurred at bedtime when I was reading the Mickey Mouse version of “A Christmas Carol” to our then 3 and 2-year-old children, all tucked in snug and warm in their pajamas. When we got to the page where Tiny Tim was using the little crutch, Carver turned to his… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Blog, December 18, 2018: “Winding Down the Year”

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Dear Ski Race Mom

Dear Ski Race Mom, You maybe didn’t notice me standing there next to you with my daughter, who is 7, watching her brother, who is 8, race last weekend.   You also did not solicit my opinion on the matter, but I’m going to offer it up to you anyway.  Here’s the thing; I’m relatively new… Continue reading Dear Ski Race Mom

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In Hope of a New Year: Stollen, Miracles and Mary Poppins

Happy New Year, Friends!  I apologize for not being a busy writer lately, but we’ve been been busy with other important activities like celebrating the holidays, sledding with our cousins, skiing with aunts and uncles, walking in snowy woods, visiting with friends, and eating many yummy Christmas treats over the month of December.  But I’m… Continue reading In Hope of a New Year: Stollen, Miracles and Mary Poppins

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That’s Not How “Sorry” Works

Dear Compadres in Parenting During the Holiday Season, Just checking in to make sure everyone is keeping perspective in the chaos.  I haven’t been- really- honestly- until today at school when my advisory, clearly the most awesome advisory I’m advising at this moment in time, when we celebrated a potluck lunch and Yankee Swap (which… Continue reading That’s Not How “Sorry” Works

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Imagine Tony Bennett Singing “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” with Natalie Cole and Nancy Sinatra…

We watched 92 year old Tony Bennett croon Christmas carols at us from the television tonight.  All I could think about was how awesome it would be if Tony Bennett sang  “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” with a powerful female from musical history.  There are so many options truly, between Madonna and Beyonce, but in my… Continue reading Imagine Tony Bennett Singing “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” with Natalie Cole and Nancy Sinatra…

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Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, “On this International Day for Persons With Disabilities,” December 7, 2018

December 3 was the International Day for Persons with Disabilities, and the theme this year is empowering persons with disabilities and ensuring inclusiveness and equality. Two emails, both connected through the Reeve Foundation and sent the very same day, empowered me. One was a message from Anna Chamberlain, who coordinates our blogging, informing us of… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, “On this International Day for Persons With Disabilities,” December 7, 2018

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“Maybe That’s Just What We Look Like Now?”

My dear friend Jolene celebrated her 44th birthday tonight, and we joined her for tree decorating, catching up with her teenage sons who grew too quickly, and, of course– eating good sushi.  I’ve told the story of my friendship with Jolene easily one thousand times, but I’m not sure I’ve ever written about it.  Moving… Continue reading “Maybe That’s Just What We Look Like Now?”