Momming with Cancer: Volume I

It’s 9:03 pm and we’ve been “putting Dane to bed” since 7:30 pm. As far as success levels are concerned for our “putting child to bed skills” – we’re batting under .100 (I just walked down to the Brewer game so the comparison felt right.) The last few weeks of bedtime have been brutal for […]

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My Breast Cancer Journey: 12 To Go

As we go into my FAVORITE holiday weekend, I’m struggling to find the right way to talk about how different this year is. I am so excited because I’m actually feeling really great this week – being between my two parts of treatment. My energy is back and I can’t wait to soak in the […]

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My Breast Cancer Journey: Frustrations

For me, having breast cancer is kind of like when you’re looking for a new car. Stay with me here, it makes sense… Once you know what you want, you see those particular models of cars everywhere… right? On the highway, on tv, all over the Internet… you know this happens. Well with cancer, which […]

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My Breast Cancer Journey: Sit Down, Be Humble

Thanks Kendrick, for the title inspo ;). Today marked treatment 3 of 4 for this first section of my chemo regimen. Its hard to believe we’ve already been at this 5 whole weeks. Time is flying by faster than I thought it would, even given the fact that I’m not working and have lots of […]

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My Breast Cancer Journey: The Beginning

Hey guys, it’s been a while. Just a few days over a month to be exact. That’s the longest I’ve gone without writing in a public way in almost two years. I’ve still be writing, but I’ve actually been using my hands and a pen and paper – also a first… in a dang long […]

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Turning the page

It’s a new chapter that I have to write without a main character but it’s okay because I know he has a bigger part in the story than ever before.

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Remembering My Dad

Writing my dad’s obituary was one of the most daunting experiences of my life so far. How do you possibly sum up an incredible life in just 5 short paragraphs? Beyond that, once I had everything I think needed to be in there, we broke down in tears and laughter analyzing and over thinking for […]

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Thoughts on the holidays…

The holidays are magical and fun and lovely, but they can be hard for people too. I sure have mixed emotions about this time of year… but just remember what’s important and why we celebrate.

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How I’ve Been Doing Lately…

“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do” – Eleanor Roosevelt It’s been a little while since I’ve opened up about how I’m doing. The truth is, I’m not really sure what […]

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Thoughts on Grief

The thing about grief is that everyone processes and feels it in unique ways. Having empathy is essential.

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