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Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation: “To Be Daddy for a Day,” October 9, 2018

We had a difference of opinion while putting away the summer crap this weekend. Geoff wanted to be able to get into our shed, which is never going to happen given that it is our only storage space for outdoor equipment. The bikes and his hand cycle live outside the shed under tarps, and I… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation: “To Be Daddy for a Day,” October 9, 2018

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Why We Coach Youth Sports Even When…

My good friend and colleague, Aaron, asked me how our game went last night.  I respect Aaron very much as an experienced multi-sport coach, dedicated parent, and teacher who always models for his student athletes (and their parents) what good sportsmanship looks like, how to win and lose gracefully, and how to communicate expectations clearly.… Continue reading Why We Coach Youth Sports Even When…

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Christopher Reeve Foundation Blog: “Spinal Cord Injury: a Lifetime Contract,” September 25, 2018

As September is Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month, we would be remiss in not honoring those with spinal cord injuries who came before us, whose contributions to healing and thriving despite injury have made life a little easier for our families living in the present. A complete spinal cord injury is a contract for life.… Continue reading Christopher Reeve Foundation Blog: “Spinal Cord Injury: a Lifetime Contract,” September 25, 2018

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A Letter for Bill Cosby

Dear Mr. Cosby, When I watched you yesterday on the news, at 81 years old, be taken to prison in handcuffs to serve 3-10 years as a convicted rapist, I was very sad.  Sad, not for the condemnation by the court or guilty verdict, but for the 10 year old girl who loved watching your… Continue reading A Letter for Bill Cosby

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An Ode to Squirrels, 8th Graders, and Middle School Teachers

If you haven’t heard, here in New England there is an ABUNDANCE of SQUIRRELS.   They have been pictured happily swimming across lakes and sadly squished along highways.  In a recent trip to southern NH, we counted 15 in about three miles on the interstate.  Needless to say, the carnage has captured our children’s interest.  “Mom,… Continue reading An Ode to Squirrels, 8th Graders, and Middle School Teachers

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Why We Make Our Kids Do Hard Things

Last Sunday night before bed, as we were trying to “get back into the routine” and I was returning to school, my 8 year old son held my hand with one of his (the other clutched his favorite stuffed puppy), “Mom, how can you make me go to theater camp for an entire week?” Dramatic… Continue reading Why We Make Our Kids Do Hard Things

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Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog: Making the Extra Hours of Daylight Count, April 5, 2018

Spring. Easter. Life. Renewal. Redemption. Mud. Lots of mud. Kids in our neck of the woods are used to Easter egg hunts with feet of snow on the ground; tulips, daffodils and, crocuses are generally sprinkled with spring snow before truly given a chance to bloom. We ride our bikes and scooters and sleds all… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog: Making the Extra Hours of Daylight Count, April 5, 2018