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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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April Showers Us with Hope

Posted by Heather Krill in Life After Paralysis on April 02, 2021# Lifestyle We have never made a big deal out of the Easter Bunny, nor have we returned to church since COVID. To be honest, our participation in religion has been sporadic, but we both felt it was important to raise our children with a faith connection. And here… Continue reading April Showers Us with Hope

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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 Blog: “The Perfectly Imperfect Holiday Card”

Posted by Heather Krill in Life After Paralysis on December 21, 2020# Lifestyle We send out holiday cards like many families, this year fewer cards but carrying the same well-meaning intentions for health, love, and laughter for friends and family near and far. Over the years, we have been more or less successful. There was the time I wanted to… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog: “The Perfectly Imperfect Holiday Card”

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Christopher and Dana Reeve Blog: “Janus for January: God of Beginnings and Transitions”

Posted by Heather Krill in Life After Paralysis on January 14, 2021# Lifestyle I could have written this blog about our daughter having to quarantine due to being a close contact at school; I could have equally about how much my husband Geoff and I are eagerly anticipating being able to get ahold of a COVID vaccine. No concerns here–… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Blog: “Janus for January: God of Beginnings and Transitions”

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IMPORTANT READING for Understanding the 2021 Lin-Wood School District Meeting Process

What you should know about our School District Meeting process this year:  You can also check http://www.lin-wood.org under the Meetings tab for the most up to date information regarding the school district meeting process!   There are THREE steps to the process I ask you to participate in. 1 & 2 – March 16 & 18,… Continue reading IMPORTANT READING for Understanding the 2021 Lin-Wood School District Meeting Process

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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,