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The Last of the Tub Toys

Growing up and out of things is funny and maybe even a little sad.  The days pass without the recognition of any significant change until something casual shared like, “Hey, Mom, Greta and I were talking and these are the only tub toys we need to keep.” Oh, ok.  Cool.  So the remaining seven dwarfs,… Continue reading The Last of the Tub Toys

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Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, May 20, 2019: “Keeping Time and Pace”

Being a writer- wife- teacher- mom is hard work. Being married to one is maybe even harder. One never knows what one might say or do around her that is then plucked from oblivion and stuck in her blog. It’s not like she is eavesdropping exactly, but that’s what it feels like at times. In… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, May 20, 2019: “Keeping Time and Pace”

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When Mothers Earn Our “Stripes”

“Mom, you are beautiful, but check out your stripes in this picture.”  My daughter is on the verge of 8, and we are on a double decker bus in London heading somewhere; she is examining the morning’s photos she has taken with my phone. Stripes?  I’m confused until I glance down at the screen to… Continue reading When Mothers Earn Our “Stripes”

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The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog: April 30, “Spring in London: Where Cobblestone, Badminton, and Daddy Reign Supreme”

The children and I traveled to London on Good Friday to spend spring break with my husband’s sister Auntie Allison and our brother in law Uncle Brian; Geoff joined us on Easter Sunday. He took a plane from Bozeman, Montana, to Denver, Colorado, to Boston, Massachusetts, and finally to London, England where he then took a long,… Continue reading The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog: April 30, “Spring in London: Where Cobblestone, Badminton, and Daddy Reign Supreme”

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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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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