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Why Mentoring Matters– Both to Children and Adults Alike

January is National Mentoring Month, which is cool on many fronts, but mostly because a local baby has been born in our community whose mission is to foster mentoring relationships between young women and their more experienced counterparts.  This “baby” is Virago, a new program falling under the Bridge Project, coordinated by Life Coach Tracy… Continue reading Why Mentoring Matters– Both to Children and Adults Alike

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On the Cusp of Turning Nine

I’ve been thinking a lot about our son turning nine, the last of the single digits. The conversation from the back seat between those on the cusp of nine secured any notion that he is growing up too quickly; he is growing just right– not too fast and not too slow.  When my niece turned… Continue reading On the Cusp of Turning Nine

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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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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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“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?”