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
We have a few sets of friends right now in the world of spinal cord injuries having babies, and we could not be more excited for them to start this next adventure. “Bringing home baby” carries trepidation and anxiety for most new parents, and this is especially so when one has mobility challenges. I wasn’t… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog: “Favorite Adaptive Baby Tools,” June 25, 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
Thank you for “Back to School” back pack drives like this one sponsored by our fabulous Bridge Project for our students who might otherwise show up to school with nothing but a smile, and, sadly, not even that. The intention is for all students to be granted a new school bag with some essential items… Continue reading Beyond the Back Pack: Stocking the Stoke for School
I think it started the day the first two boys from Thailand were rescued from the cave. My kids watched me watch the news that morning and watched me cry big fat tears of relief that those little soccer players would return to their families. It was all too much for me– the poor coach… Continue reading When We Need Mr. Miyagi, Apple Cider Vinegar, and a Good Cry
Guest Writer: Lin-Wood Ninth Grader Jillian Clark Hi! My name is Jillian Clark, and I am one of Mrs. Krill’s awesome homeroom members. I am here to help spread the word about a drive Lin-Wood’s Interact Club is hosting. Interact is a Junior Rotary Club for middle and high school age kids. Since Interact… Continue reading Lin-Wood Interact Club Heads to Costa Rica for Service Project and Needs Help!
One of my favorite authors, Wally Lamb, once wrote a novel called I Know This Much Is True, and I’m considering a rewrite. For the time being though, I’ll instead share a list of what I’ve learned to be true in the last 10 days. We’ve been hanging out at our pond for years now… Continue reading In Retrospect