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Thinking About Teachers Today

As a teacher, I do not write about teacher appreciation to solicit acts of gratitude, but rather maybe to educate more of the public on what actually informs some of our work not recognized or understood in our teacher contracts or in published test scores.  There is so much about teaching that doesn’t fit in… Continue reading Thinking About Teachers Today

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​Perfectly Imperfect Caregiving

Posted by Heather Krill in Life After Paralysis on November 23, 2021 First published on the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog Every November I think about doing one of those social media appreciation posts for every day of the month leading up to Thanksgiving. There is a lot to be thankful for, even in a world where educators… Continue reading ​Perfectly Imperfect Caregiving

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​Sliding into Winter, Christmas, and 2022

Posted by Heather Krill in Life After Paralysis on December 23, 2021 First Published on the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog This weekend I fell skiing on some ice. But that wasn’t the worst part. The worst part was my inability to get back up on the ice. Each time I tried to right myself, I slid further… Continue reading ​Sliding into Winter, Christmas, and 2022

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2022: To Resolve

Posted by Heather Krill in Life After Paralysis on January 04, 2022 First published on the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog We have this amazing friend, Diane, who takes our annual Christmas card and turns it into an ornament for our tree; they historically have become some of our kid’s most favorite parts of Christmas– the “Diane ones”… Continue reading 2022: To Resolve

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Dear Ski Race Dad:

If I knew you well, I might have interrupted you filming your child ski racing the other day. But you were pretty intense and there was a crowd, and I certainly didn’t want to cause a scene at the base of beautiful mountain where so many children were being brave. Being my friend means one… Continue reading Dear Ski Race Dad:

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Saying Goodbye to Santa and his Elves

Yesterday morning when our sixth grade son– almost 12 years old– woke up to search for his beloved elves, Snowball, Snickers, and Jingle Bells, he mentioned, “I really need to write a note to my elves today.  They haven’t been writing to us as much this December as in past years.  Maybe they are waiting… Continue reading Saying Goodbye to Santa and his Elves

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Grateful for Life’s Paper Towels

Before he passed away, Danny Bourassa, an old friend, left me the biggest roll of paper towels, like the BIGGEST, in our garage after we swapped houses two years ago.  We use them frequently as you can imagine life is filled with countless messy spills and accidents.  I don’t know how large the roll was… Continue reading Grateful for Life’s Paper Towels

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Adapting in Lederhosen in Honor of Oktoberfest

Posted by Heather Krill in Life After Paralysis on October 27, 2021 First published in the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog… Geoff loves our local Loon Mountain’s Oktoberfest so profoundly that he refers to it as his own high holy holiday. Of course, he jests, but the lederhosen are for real. Up until this year, our children had… Continue reading Adapting in Lederhosen in Honor of Oktoberfest

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​Goaltending for Life

Posted by Heather Krill in Life After Paralysis on October 22, 2021 First published on the Christopher and Dana Reeve Blog… Soccer season is a short one here in the North Country of New Hampshire. We have not seen snow yet on our mountains, but they are filled with the reds, golds, and oranges our peak foliage is famous… Continue reading ​Goaltending for Life

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​In the Words of the Famous Earth, Wind & Fire: “Do you remember, 21st night in September?”

Posted by Heather Krill in Life After Paralysis on October 14, 2021 First published in the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog… Yesterday morning, when I wrote the date on my whiteboard for my students, one Junior in my homeroom reminded me of this song, and I was surprised she was aware of Earth, Wind & Fire. She credited… Continue reading ​In the Words of the Famous Earth, Wind & Fire: “Do you remember, 21st night in September?”