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August 15, 2017 Christopher and Dana Reeve Blog: “What about the daddies who can’t slingshot?”

Recently, our six-year-old daughter asked if other daddies might be sad if they couldn’t slingshot. Perplexed, I thought she meant using an actual slingshot as in caveman style sling and rock to kill an animal. I think I said something like, “Well, not all people like to hunt.” She gave me a funny look because… Continue reading August 15, 2017 Christopher and Dana Reeve Blog: “What about the daddies who can’t slingshot?”

"No Child Left Inside" · Accessibility · Adaptive Parenting (an adventure itself) · Family life · Nature-Based Learning · Through the Power of Sport

When Making Family Memories Takes Years Off Our Lives in Only the BEST Ways…

For the record, for all of you judging the safety represented in this photo, this Boston Whaler containing my family is within the legal weight limit, and our son, in the green sweatshirt, is wearing his lifejacket beneath his sweatshirt.  We are away on vacation visiting my brother and his family on Martha’s Vineyard, and… Continue reading When Making Family Memories Takes Years Off Our Lives in Only the BEST Ways…

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July 27 Christopher and Dana Reeve Blog: Grit, Resiliency , and Resolve

When having a conversation with anyone– with or without a spinal cord injury– we garner information about their attitude, sense of grit, and/or capacity for resiliency within a few minutes. I’ve become slightly obsessed with this concept of GRIT reading many articles over the past few years identifying grit as one of the qualifying characteristics… Continue reading July 27 Christopher and Dana Reeve Blog: Grit, Resiliency , and Resolve

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Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog for July 13, 2017: a Different Kind of Independence

Independence for those of us living a wheelchair lifestyle means different things for different people. For my husband, Geoff, independence is creativity paired with accessibility. We live in a beautiful place where so much is accessible to our family, a place where adaptive programs like Eastern Adaptive Sports and New England Disabled Sports and Adaptive… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog for July 13, 2017: a Different Kind of Independence

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Summer Mother Mojo

Writer wife teacher mom is on summer vacation!  Two weeks in now, and I’d like to say I’m totally relaxed, reading books by the river, watching my kids frolic with one another in the yard, “Mom, this is the best summer ever! Can we just stay home and play outside all day? ” Yeah, no,… Continue reading Summer Mother Mojo

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June 9: Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog: Celebrating Ten Years of Marriage Matters

Published first at the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog on June 9, 2017 https://www.christopherreeve.org/blog/life-after-paralysis/celebrating-ten-years-of-marriage-matters This black and white memory was captured just after our wedding in front of the church ten years ago by our friend and photographer Ken Watson. Sitting in the front seat of that light green 1965 Imperial, we could not… Continue reading June 9: Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog: Celebrating Ten Years of Marriage Matters

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PUBLISHED on the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog: May 11, 2017

Let’s face it; most parenting is adaptive as we learn to adjust to the little people who come into our lives. Just when we believe we have found an answer, they grow, change, evolve, and send us back to the drawing table. This month, Geoff made a bold mood. He decided, while I was taking… Continue reading PUBLISHED on the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog: May 11, 2017