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Growing Up is Hard: Just ask April Flowers and Teenagers

“I can’t believe it’s happening,” overhead in the back seat by a friend’s kid. “What’s happening?” I inquire, honestly believing we are talking about an upcoming test or someone’s behavior or an eagerly anticipated event over the weekend. “Puberty is happening.  Well, it isn’t exactly happening at this minute, but it’s going to. What I… Continue reading Growing Up is Hard: Just ask April Flowers and Teenagers

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Wanted: One Fabulous Principal

Dear Experienced Administrators, We are in need of an excellent administrator, but before your read the OFFICIAL information regarding the application, please check out these student testimonials about how much they love their school.  They care as much about who comes next as parents and staff members do: Jillian wrote, “So here are several reasons… Continue reading Wanted: One Fabulous Principal

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Why Move to the White Mountains

This morning while walking our dog in below zero weather, I redirected my attitude towards winter’s wrath here in the White Mountains by brainstorming all the reasons I love living here.  My reward for the pre-work dog walk in frigid temps was a glorious sunrise and a heart shaped ice chunk.  Having lived in the… Continue reading Why Move to the White Mountains

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Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, February 20, 2019: “February Family Love”

February has some truly spectacular skiing in New Hampshire most years as enough snow has fallen, and the sun comes out for longer days and warmer temps than it does in January. This year, particularly, needed February to arrive. Maybe the “year” didn’t, but I sure did. January was harder than usual, but now that… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, February 20, 2019: “February Family Love”

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Today is the 33rd National Day for Girls and Women in Sport

If this is only the 33rd National Day for Girls and Women in Sport, then I was only 11 the first year of its inception, the very same year, incidentally, I renounced Catholicism (thanks again Mom and Dad for letting me make the decision) for not being allowed to play CYO basketball at Our Lady… Continue reading Today is the 33rd National Day for Girls and Women in Sport

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Honoring Martin Luther King, Jr: “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”

There was a time when many schools in NH did not honor Martin Luther King, Jr or other Civil Rights leaders with a holiday.  There was a time when many schools in the United States did not honor humans like Martin Luther King, Jr. period.  There was a time when many Americans did not understand… Continue reading Honoring Martin Luther King, Jr: “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”

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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