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Dear COVID Summer 2020

Summer season, we weren’t really sure how you would turn out based on what spring of 2020 had to offer us thanks to the pandemic. However, in terms of summer, you were good to us here in northern New Hampshire with more days of sun than rain, yet enough rain to keep the grass green,… Continue reading Dear COVID Summer 2020

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Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, July 8, 2020: “When Support Comes in Friends, Duct Tape, and Fishing Line”

My friend Katie and I took our collective four children to the Parker Mountain Pump Track with our mountain bikes on a recent adventure. Where my newfound confidence came from, I’m not quite sure; however, at some point, I ended on my back after bouncing off a few rocks with different body parts, leaving my… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, July 8, 2020: “When Support Comes in Friends, Duct Tape, and Fishing Line”

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Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, July 23, 2020: “Heard of the Have a Hammock Trap?”

I came home from a long walk with a friend to find my husband and dog in this hammock predicament. Emerson our dogs face tells me this was not his idea, nor does he really know how it even happened in the first place. Further, now that it has happened, he isn’t sure how to… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, July 23, 2020: “Heard of the Have a Hammock Trap?”

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A Letter to the Honorable Ruth Bader Ginsburg, on this 100th Anniversary of our 19th Amendment (8.18.1920 in case you weren’t sure)

Dear Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, I wanted you to know this is the mask I’m wearing on my first day of school next week as we return to the classroom for the first time since March when COVID took over the universe.  Clearly, you don’t know me, but I wanted you to know… Continue reading A Letter to the Honorable Ruth Bader Ginsburg, on this 100th Anniversary of our 19th Amendment (8.18.1920 in case you weren’t sure)

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That Night I Caught a Bird Inside my House

During our daily pandemic pandemonium,  it is clear that not every week of homeschooling and teaching from home is good.  Actually, most of them are not, but this week was extra not good.  Now that the weekend is here, I can finish cleaning up the bird poop and feathers all over the walls of our… Continue reading That Night I Caught a Bird Inside my House

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In “Struggle Times” of COVID-19

First, thank you to Mrs. Felicia Hamilton and Mrs. Sally Nicoll for their 3rd grade “Struggle Time” poster which I observed while my big kids were up sharing read alouds during Read Across America Week in early March.  Some of my sophomores were planning to help me to recreate a HS version when the Coronavirus… Continue reading In “Struggle Times” of COVID-19

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Letter from Just One Teacher in Just One Place

Hello World, I’m a teacher without a classroom, which made me cry packing up yesterday.   It’s not the first time I’ve cried this week, and likely won’t be the last, now a homeschooling mom of a third and fourth grader trying to teach high school English remotely.  Earlier in the week, a male friend, not… Continue reading Letter from Just One Teacher in Just One Place

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When You Have the Oldest Parents in the Third Grade…

When you are 8 and supposedly have the “oldest parents in the third grade,”  you argue that at 16 you won’t have to share a car with your sibling like your parents did with their siblings because, well, your parents are old enough that they will be in a nursing home by the time you… Continue reading When You Have the Oldest Parents in the Third Grade…

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Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, January 10, 2020: “Trying to See 2020”

I’m not clairvoyant; nor am I a fortune teller, magician, or prophet of biblical proportions; however, chances are pretty good that 2020 will be a year of joy and sadness, hope and disappointment, sickness and health, miracle and tragedy, conflict and peace.Mostly though, 2020 will be as real as real gets for us all– those… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, January 10, 2020: “Trying to See 2020”

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Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, January 9, 2020: “Let’s Face It…”

A friend sent me an article about a woman who had lost both her arms below the elbows and her legs below her knees. As interesting and powerful as the story was, as empowering as the woman clearly is in her day to day life, I wondered why this friend had sent me this piece… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, January 9, 2020: “Let’s Face It…”