Conversations with Kids · Education · Family life · Local

Keeping the Cairns Close

My dear friend and local artist, Kristin Loukes, makes these beautiful earrings out of stones from our mountain rivers. They are a kind of cairn, stacks of stones which guide our way through the mountains, especially when inclement weather hides the actual path beneath our feet. We find the safest route by following the stacks.… Continue reading Keeping the Cairns Close

"No Child Left Inside" · Accessibility · Adaptive Adventure · Adaptive Parenting (an adventure itself) · Conversations with Kids · Education · Family life · Growing Up New Hampshire · Mom is Doing Her Best

​Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog: “Love in the Time of COVID”

Posted by Heather Krill in Life After Paralysis on February 25, 2021# Lifestyle There was a fascinating work of fiction published back in 1985 titled Love in the Time of Cholera written by Nobel Prize winner Gabriel Garcia Marquez. I was only 11 years old when the book came out. I did not read it until later in college. While I loved… Continue reading ​Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog: “Love in the Time of COVID”

"No Child Left Inside" · Accessibility · Adaptive Adventure · Adaptive Parenting (an adventure itself) · Conversations with Kids · Education · Family life · Local

Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog: “Braving Risk and Reward with the COVID-19 Vaccine”

Posted by Heather Krill in Life After Paralysis on January 31, 2021# COVID-19 My husband Geoff, also a T7 paraplegic, received his first COVID-19 vaccine dose this week; he asked for it in his leg instead of his arm, which they accommodated since he can’t feel his legs. There are more than a few reasons why we jumped at the chance to… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog: “Braving Risk and Reward with the COVID-19 Vaccine”

"No Child Left Inside" · Accessibility · Adaptive Adventure · Adaptive Parenting (an adventure itself) · Conversations with Kids · Family life · Mom is Doing Her Best

Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog: “The Perfectly Imperfect Holiday Card”

Posted by Heather Krill in Life After Paralysis on December 21, 2020# Lifestyle We send out holiday cards like many families, this year fewer cards but carrying the same well-meaning intentions for health, love, and laughter for friends and family near and far. Over the years, we have been more or less successful. There was the time I wanted to… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog: “The Perfectly Imperfect Holiday Card”

"No Child Left Inside" · Adaptive Adventure · Conversations with Kids · Family life · Growing Up New Hampshire · Local · Nature-Based Learning · Through the Power of Sport

What You Appreciate When Your Car Becomes Your Ski Lodge

My green Subaru Outback, like my daughter, will be turning 10 this spring. We have spent an unusual amount of time warming up in her this winter season as we are a ski family. She has also become our ski lodge for boot changing and eating lunch and drinking hot cocoa. First, let me be… Continue reading What You Appreciate When Your Car Becomes Your Ski Lodge

"No Child Left Inside" · Accessibility · Conversations with Kids · Education · Family life · Growing Up New Hampshire · Local · Mom is Doing Her Best · Politics Aside

Much to Love About a Small Town School with Big Lumberjack Heart

The group of seniors Lin-Wood Public School is graduating in 2021 were born the year I started working here, truly a lifetime ago. As I stood recently on a chilly night with my children, parents, and in laws, at the one main intersection in North Woodstock, now my hometown for more years than the one… Continue reading Much to Love About a Small Town School with Big Lumberjack Heart

"No Child Left Inside" · Adaptive Parenting (an adventure itself) · Conversations with Kids · Education · Family life · Growing Up New Hampshire · Mom is Doing Her Best

Dear Esteemed Elves of Christmastime,

From our nine year old daughter’s letter to her elf Snow Ball: Dear Snow Ball, I’m so sorry for bringing you to school today and keeping you in a plastic bag in the bottom of my back pack. The one time I used the barbecue tongs to bring you out during snack, _______________ made fun… Continue reading Dear Esteemed Elves of Christmastime,

"No Child Left Inside" · Accessibility · Adaptive Adventure · Adaptive Parenting (an adventure itself) · Conversations with Kids · Education · Family life · Growing Up New Hampshire · Local · Mom is Doing Her Best · Nature-Based Learning · Through the Power of Sport

Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog: “​On the Days Leading up to 50 Years”

Posted by Heather Krill in Life After Paralysis on October 26, 2020# COVID-19, Lifestyle My dashing and daring husband turns 50 at the end of October. He could have cared less when the AARP package arrived in the mail literally at the end of September. While turning 50 for many feels like one is “over the hump,” practically ready for the… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog: “​On the Days Leading up to 50 Years”

"No Child Left Inside" · Accessibility · Adaptive Adventure · Adaptive Parenting (an adventure itself) · Conversations with Kids · Family life · Growing Up New Hampshire · Local · Mom is Doing Her Best · Nature-Based Learning · Through the Power of Sport

Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog: “Our Family’s First Time Fly Fishing”

Posted by Heather Krill in Life After Paralysis on October 19, 2020# COVID-19, Lifestyle As peak foliage wrapped her arms around the mountains where we live, a friend took our family fly fishing for the first time. As much as I wanted to feel the romantic nostalgia of Brad Pitt in the 1992 classic “A River Runs Through It,” I was… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog: “Our Family’s First Time Fly Fishing”

"No Child Left Inside" · Accessibility · Adaptive Adventure · Adaptive Parenting (an adventure itself) · Conversations with Kids · Education · Family life · Growing Up New Hampshire · Nature-Based Learning

Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog: “Raising the Roof with Rope and Hope”

Posted by Heather Krill in Life After Paralysis on October 05, 2020# SCI Awareness Continuing with September being Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month, we are building an accessible treehouse on the ground. My summer goal was to have the roof on and walls up before snowfalls, and so far, we are on track. We’ve decided that because the deck will wrap… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog: “Raising the Roof with Rope and Hope”