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Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, January 15, 2019: “Keeping Well in Winter is Hard”

Now that the holidays have passed, we roll along through the depths of winter–through the early, dark nights, the inches of snow, sometimes mixed with ice and rain, sometimes with frustration or despair. Winter is the hardest season due to Mother Nature’s deep regard for cold and snow, along with Geoff’s career as a professional… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, January 15, 2019: “Keeping Well in Winter is Hard”

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On the Cusp of Turning Nine

I’ve been thinking a lot about our son turning nine, the last of the single digits. The conversation from the back seat between those on the cusp of nine secured any notion that he is growing up too quickly; he is growing just right– not too fast and not too slow.  When my niece turned… Continue reading On the Cusp of Turning Nine

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Christopher and Dana Reeve Blog, Jan. 2, 2019: “Looking Ahead with Hope, Always”

Happy New Year from our family here in the mountains of northern New Hampshire. I captured this photo of my husband and son on Christmas morning at our parents’ home. There is so much about it that makes me smile– the sun streaming in between their bodies; his little head leaning into Geoff as if… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Blog, Jan. 2, 2019: “Looking Ahead with Hope, Always”

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Christopher and Dana Reeve Blog, December 18, 2018: “Winding Down the Year”

One of my favorite Christmas memories occurred at bedtime when I was reading the Mickey Mouse version of “A Christmas Carol” to our then 3 and 2-year-old children, all tucked in snug and warm in their pajamas. When we got to the page where Tiny Tim was using the little crutch, Carver turned to his… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Blog, December 18, 2018: “Winding Down the Year”

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Dear Ski Race Mom

Dear Ski Race Mom, You maybe didn’t notice me standing there next to you with my daughter, who is 7, watching her brother, who is 8, race last weekend.   You also did not solicit my opinion on the matter, but I’m going to offer it up to you anyway.  Here’s the thing; I’m relatively new… Continue reading Dear Ski Race Mom

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In Hope of a New Year: Stollen, Miracles and Mary Poppins

Happy New Year, Friends!  I apologize for not being a busy writer lately, but we’ve been been busy with other important activities like celebrating the holidays, sledding with our cousins, skiing with aunts and uncles, walking in snowy woods, visiting with friends, and eating many yummy Christmas treats over the month of December.  But I’m… Continue reading In Hope of a New Year: Stollen, Miracles and Mary Poppins

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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