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METAvivor Breast Cancer Research and Support: Stage 4 Needs More

  Pink is powerful and poignant and has perfected its job of making people aware of breast cancer.  However, pink is not enough. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. However, October is not enough.  Traditionally, we wear pink in October– in our hair, on our clothes, and in our souls to inspire awareness;  however, awareness… Continue reading METAvivor Breast Cancer Research and Support: Stage 4 Needs More

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A Letter for Bill Cosby

Dear Mr. Cosby, When I watched you yesterday on the news, at 81 years old, be taken to prison in handcuffs to serve 3-10 years as a convicted rapist, I was very sad.  Sad, not for the condemnation by the court or guilty verdict, but for the 10 year old girl who loved watching your… Continue reading A Letter for Bill Cosby

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Why We Make Our Kids Do Hard Things

Last Sunday night before bed, as we were trying to “get back into the routine” and I was returning to school, my 8 year old son held my hand with one of his (the other clutched his favorite stuffed puppy), “Mom, how can you make me go to theater camp for an entire week?” Dramatic… Continue reading Why We Make Our Kids Do Hard Things

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Beyond the Back Pack: Stocking the Stoke for School

Thank you for “Back to School” back pack drives like this one sponsored by our fabulous Bridge Project for our students who might otherwise show up to school with nothing but a smile, and, sadly, not even that.  The intention is for all students to be granted a new school bag with some essential items… Continue reading Beyond the Back Pack: Stocking the Stoke for School

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When We Need Mr. Miyagi, Apple Cider Vinegar, and a Good Cry

I think it started the day the first two boys from Thailand were rescued from the cave.  My kids watched me watch the news that morning and watched me cry big fat tears of relief that those little soccer players would return to their families.  It was all too much for me– the poor coach… Continue reading When We Need Mr. Miyagi, Apple Cider Vinegar, and a Good Cry

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Learning the Signs of Mental Illness

Not only did Judge John T. Broderick visit our school yesterday to share his personal story regarding Mental Illness, he brought along the newly appointed NH Supreme Court Justice Robert Lynn.  Two NH supreme court judges in one room in front of bleachers full of listening teenagers was pretty awesome.  For nearly an hour, Judge… Continue reading Learning the Signs of Mental Illness