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Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, January 15, 2019: “Keeping Well in Winter is Hard”

Now that the holidays have passed, we roll along through the depths of winter–through the early, dark nights, the inches of snow, sometimes mixed with ice and rain, sometimes with frustration or despair. Winter is the hardest season due to Mother Nature’s deep regard for cold and snow, along with Geoff’s career as a professional… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, January 15, 2019: “Keeping Well in Winter is Hard”

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Christopher and Dana Reeve Blog, Jan. 2, 2019: “Looking Ahead with Hope, Always”

Happy New Year from our family here in the mountains of northern New Hampshire. I captured this photo of my husband and son on Christmas morning at our parents’ home. There is so much about it that makes me smile– the sun streaming in between their bodies; his little head leaning into Geoff as if… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Blog, Jan. 2, 2019: “Looking Ahead with Hope, Always”

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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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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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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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Christopher and Dana Reeve Blog: “Thanksgiving for a Little Process Called In Vitro Fertilization,” November 25, 2018

This Thanksgiving, I continue to believe in the Trinity which includes God, Mother Nature, and the Miracle of Science. November 22 is Thanksgiving and November 25 is the National Awareness Day for Embryo Adoption– both days inexorably linked for our family. We remain indebted (and, actually, in debt) to our fertility clinic for bringing the… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Blog: “Thanksgiving for a Little Process Called In Vitro Fertilization,” November 25, 2018

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Christopher and Dana Reeve Blog: Grateful for Parents as Caregivers, November 9, 2018

No matter how old we grow, our parents are still our parents, and they never stop wanting to take care of us even when we are 43 and 48 and have children of our own. We are lucky every day because both sets of our children’s grandparents, our own moms, and dads, chose to retire… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Blog: Grateful for Parents as Caregivers, November 9, 2018