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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

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Christopher and Dana Reeve Blog, October 2, 2017: The Nitty, Gritty, Sometimes Ugly Truth

When I started writing for the Reeve Foundation a little over a year ago, I rarely heard feedback from readers beyond “sharing” or “liking” on social media. However, lately, I’ve been receiving mail, not exactly fan mail, but more like the ‘Dear Abby of Paralysis and Marriage.’Only, I don’t exactly feel like any kind of… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Blog, October 2, 2017: The Nitty, Gritty, Sometimes Ugly Truth

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Homecoming…

I did not grow up in the town where I am now a teacher, but Homecoming always makes me smile.  One, I am reminded of those Homecoming weekends of my youth, filled with soccer and football games, bonfires, and “remember whens” with friends.   I remember catching up with coaches who pushed us hard, teachers… Continue reading Homecoming…

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Christopher and Dana Reeve Blog for September 29, 2017: “September is Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month”

Doesn’t every little girl want a Paralympic wheelchair racing Barbie doll? Ours did when she was four, and it remains one of her favorite toys because “wheelchair racing Barbie is fast, has fun hair and good clothes.” Last year this time, our family was all about the Olympics and Paralympics, discussing how they are alike… Continue reading Christopher and Dana Reeve Blog for September 29, 2017: “September is Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month”