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Recognizing the Sweet Spot of Childhood Summers

I won’t pretend raising kids is easy. There was that day last week at the beach, after the sunblock, after the reminders about rip tides and swimming alongside the shore if needed, when suddenly my eleven year old son thought it would be hilarious to yell, “Shark, shark, shark” at the top of his lungs.… Continue reading Recognizing the Sweet Spot of Childhood Summers

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Why We Wear Masks Even in the Last Three Weeks of the School Year

I’ve seen parents holding signs like “Make Masks Optional” on the news in faraway places, other people’s schools, and paid little attention. I’ve read about parents and community members embattled on the mask war path and, also, paid little attention. However, my first period high school students shared that there were mask protestors holding signs… Continue reading Why We Wear Masks Even in the Last Three Weeks of the School Year

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​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”

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Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog: “February Snow Daze”

Posted by Heather Krill in Life After Paralysis on February 23, 2021# Lifestyle Our kids are of the age where there has been some talk of earning an allowance. This is tricky to navigate because we want them to understand that some chores are just part of life and expected while others are extra helpful and maybe warrant an additional… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog: “February Snow Daze”

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Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation: “All Through the Village, Happy New Year!”

Posted by Heather Krill in Life After Paralysis on December 30, 2020# Lifestyle As December sprints to the finish line and 2021 lies ahead, we hope to wish you all a happy and healthy New Year. Many people have written a variation on the theme of needing 2020 to end as quickly as possible, but, as history teaches us time… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation: “All Through the Village, Happy New Year!”

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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

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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

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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,

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Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog: “To Savor the Moments”

Posted by Heather Krill in Life After Paralysis on November 25, 2020# COVID-19, Caregiving, Lifestyle Thanksgiving has been my favorite holiday ever since I could remember. As a little girl, I used to believe that the family, whether at my maternal grandmother’s house in Orrington, Maine, surrounded by my aunts, uncles, and cousins, or my dad’s extended family in Philadelphia, PA, gathered… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog: “To Savor the Moments”

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Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog:

“Tired of Watering the Ferns” In Honor of November Being Caregivers Awareness Month Posted by Heather Krill in Life After Paralysis on November 16, 2020 If you were looking to read something inspiring, this likely isn’t your blog. If you were looking to be reassured, to have your tired feelings recognized, to be reminded that it’s okay to feel… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog: