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Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, June 29, 2019: “Showing Pride and Feeling Proud”

June is LGBTQ Pride Month if you didn’t know because you have been living under a rock for the last 50 or so years. I learned this back in high school as did many of my peers. But something I did not know until recently while researching some information about the history of pride parades… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, June 29, 2019: “Showing Pride and Feeling Proud”

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Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, June 19: “When Spring Project ‘Ramp’ Up”

Our deck is very important to us in the spring, summer, and fall, as it’s a space big enough (attached to our tiny condo) for our friends and neighbors to congregate over shared meals. Our children literally run amok, much as we did in the 70s and 80s, together, biking or shooting hoops or skateboarding… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Blog, June 19: “When Spring Project ‘Ramp’ Up”

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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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Packing Up the Place Where We First Became a Family

The word on our local streets, even before we had confirmed the decision in our hearts, is that we would be moving from our condo to a stand alone home, one that has already been made accessible, a dream come true for our family.  However, as we packed up and purged our possessions , cleaned… Continue reading Packing Up the Place Where We First Became a Family

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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