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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?”

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Christopher and Dana Reeve Blog: Grateful for Parents as Caregivers, November 9, 2018

No matter how old we grow, our parents are still our parents, and they never stop wanting to take care of us even when we are 43 and 48 and have children of our own. We are lucky every day because both sets of our children’s grandparents, our own moms, and dads, chose to retire… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Blog: Grateful for Parents as Caregivers, November 9, 2018

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For Those Veterans Learning to Be Soldiers

Our school recently sent batches of letters to soldiers completing their Basic Training down in Ft. Benning, Georgia thanking them for their service this Veterans’ Day.  A recent graduate, Liam Clark, is there, just one of the thousands of young men and women learning to be soldiers.    They maybe don’t feel like Veterans yet,… Continue reading For Those Veterans Learning to Be Soldiers

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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