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That’s Not How “Sorry” Works

Dear Compadres in Parenting During the Holiday Season, Just checking in to make sure everyone is keeping perspective in the chaos.  I haven’t been- really- honestly- until today at school when my advisory, clearly the most awesome advisory I’m advising at this moment in time, when we celebrated a potluck lunch and Yankee Swap (which… Continue reading That’s Not How “Sorry” Works

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Imagine Tony Bennett Singing “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” with Natalie Cole and Nancy Sinatra…

We watched 92 year old Tony Bennett croon Christmas carols at us from the television tonight.  All I could think about was how awesome it would be if Tony Bennett sang  “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” with a powerful female from musical history.  There are so many options truly, between Madonna and Beyonce, but in my… Continue reading Imagine Tony Bennett Singing “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” with Natalie Cole and Nancy Sinatra…

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Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, “On this International Day for Persons With Disabilities,” December 7, 2018

December 3 was the International Day for Persons with Disabilities, and the theme this year is empowering persons with disabilities and ensuring inclusiveness and equality. Two emails, both connected through the Reeve Foundation and sent the very same day, empowered me. One was a message from Anna Chamberlain, who coordinates our blogging, informing us of… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, “On this International Day for Persons With Disabilities,” December 7, 2018

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“Maybe That’s Just What We Look Like Now?”

My dear friend Jolene celebrated her 44th birthday tonight, and we joined her for tree decorating, catching up with her teenage sons who grew too quickly, and, of course– eating good sushi.  I’ve told the story of my friendship with Jolene easily one thousand times, but I’m not sure I’ve ever written about it.  Moving… Continue reading “Maybe That’s Just What We Look Like Now?”

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Christopher and Dana Reeve Blog: “Thanksgiving for a Little Process Called In Vitro Fertilization,” November 25, 2018

This Thanksgiving, I continue to believe in the Trinity which includes God, Mother Nature, and the Miracle of Science. November 22 is Thanksgiving and November 25 is the National Awareness Day for Embryo Adoption– both days inexorably linked for our family. We remain indebted (and, actually, in debt) to our fertility clinic for bringing the… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Blog: “Thanksgiving for a Little Process Called In Vitro Fertilization,” November 25, 2018

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Christopher and Dana Reeve Blog: Grateful for Parents as Caregivers, November 9, 2018

No matter how old we grow, our parents are still our parents, and they never stop wanting to take care of us even when we are 43 and 48 and have children of our own. We are lucky every day because both sets of our children’s grandparents, our own moms, and dads, chose to retire… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Blog: Grateful for Parents as Caregivers, November 9, 2018