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Christopher and Dana Reeve Blog, January 22, 2018: “January Dreaming”

January brings with her unparalleled frigid temperatures along with some weird skin hives on Geoff’s legs caused by the unruly cold; yet she also brings New Year’s resolutions, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, and, every four years, the eager anticipation of the Winter Olympics and Paralympics. We set new goals for ourselves or we don’t;… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Blog, January 22, 2018: “January Dreaming”

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Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, December 19, 2017: Looking Ahead to 2018

As a teacher, I remind myself how difficult the holiday season can be for families who are struggling with different hardships. Christmas does not always equate with tradition or joy; family or gifts; mistletoe or egg nog; for some, including those with and without physical or cognitive disabilities, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Year’s Eve… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, December 19, 2017: Looking Ahead to 2018

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Christopher and Dana Reeve Blog, November 27, 2017: At the Risk of Thanksgiving

The first Thanksgiving I celebrated with Geoff meant dragging a 16-foot pine tree from the woods and then into his house with two friends who had helped him cut it down with a chainsaw. When we stood the giant pine in the tree stand, branches at the base stuck out approximately 5 feet in all… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Blog, November 27, 2017: At the Risk of Thanksgiving

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Christopher and Dana Reeve Blog, November 10, 2017: “Atrophy vs. Ass-trophy”

We began to realize how much our kids listen to our conversations when our son mentioned to Geoff he was worried about getting a pressure sore on his bum from new pants with buttons on the pockets. I tried to explain that Dad is afraid of pressure sores because he doesn’t have much of a… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Blog, November 10, 2017: “Atrophy vs. Ass-trophy”

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Fall Fires, Full Moons, and Other F Words

Fall fires are the best– warm enough so we can remain outdoors under a clear night sky in early November when our mountain tops begin to collect snow.  I needed this bonfire tonight, to be surrounded by a lot of really good people, to watch big kids looking after little kids with the random adult… Continue reading Fall Fires, Full Moons, and Other F Words

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Christopher and Dana Reeve Blog, October 12, 2017: Parenting Risk Taking and Mistake Making

There is no doubt that we are giving this parenting gig our best effort; however, in those moments when we realize just how badly a situation could have turned out, we shake our heads in disbelief at how we could have been so stupid. See the kids in this picture, smiling, wearing protective head gear,… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Blog, October 12, 2017: Parenting Risk Taking and Mistake Making

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Missing the 5 Point Harness

Some of my least favorite parenting occurs immediately following our arrival home  after school, after the after school program pick up, maybe even after having stopped for the mail or a few items at the grocery store.  When both our children were still strapped in the 5 point harness, they hung out for a few… Continue reading Missing the 5 Point Harness