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Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, September 4, 2019: “The Beauty of Choosing Our Words”

The term “inter-abled” is a new word for me. Until reading a recent Reeve blog, this was a word I had not read or overheard in casual conversation. As an avid reader my entire life and high school English teacher for 22 years, I actually love learning new words, and once I know them, I can… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, September 4, 2019: “The Beauty of Choosing Our Words”

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Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, June 14, 2019: “Looking Up to Daddy Even When He is Extra Short”

I always giggle when reminded of the very first time I introduced Geoff to my mom. We were still “just friends” at this point, but the word “relationship” hovered closely. Standing on the edge of the soccer field following a match we had coached together, she had already asked me about his height. She then… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, June 14, 2019: “Looking Up to Daddy Even When He is Extra Short”

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For the Love of Dirty, Summer Feet

Despite my kid swimming all day long, his feet were still disgusting at bed time- the shiny dirt ground in deep.  But his teeth were clean, and, even more importantly, he had an awesome, active day and happily crashed into sleep before the sun went down.   Why is the dirt on the bottoms of one’s… Continue reading For the Love of Dirty, Summer Feet

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The Last of the Tub Toys

Growing up and out of things is funny and maybe even a little sad.  The days pass without the recognition of any significant change until something casual shared like, “Hey, Mom, Greta and I were talking and these are the only tub toys we need to keep.” Oh, ok.  Cool.  So the remaining seven dwarfs,… Continue reading The Last of the Tub Toys

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An End of Year Anthem for Teachers

The end of the school year always leaves me feeling a little like these tulips down the street.  August and September, the bulbs are buried deep within the earth, a spring’s worth potential months away.    In full bloom, they are everything, bold and bright, tall and strong.  But it’s June now; the petals are… Continue reading An End of Year Anthem for Teachers

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Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, May 20, 2019: “Keeping Time and Pace”

Being a writer- wife- teacher- mom is hard work. Being married to one is maybe even harder. One never knows what one might say or do around her that is then plucked from oblivion and stuck in her blog. It’s not like she is eavesdropping exactly, but that’s what it feels like at times. In… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, May 20, 2019: “Keeping Time and Pace”

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The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog: April 30, “Spring in London: Where Cobblestone, Badminton, and Daddy Reign Supreme”

The children and I traveled to London on Good Friday to spend spring break with my husband’s sister Auntie Allison and our brother in law Uncle Brian; Geoff joined us on Easter Sunday. He took a plane from Bozeman, Montana, to Denver, Colorado, to Boston, Massachusetts, and finally to London, England where he then took a long,… Continue reading The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog: April 30, “Spring in London: Where Cobblestone, Badminton, and Daddy Reign Supreme”