Cancer

I Don’t Want to be the Cancer Chic, But I am

I had breast cancer. I moved past it. I am no longer “fighting”. I finished chemo and have had all the surgeries. I no longer have a port. My hair has grown back. I have eyelashes and eyebrows. My skin is doesn’t tear, itch, or hurt. Food tastes good; my mouth no longer burnt from… Continue reading I Don’t Want to be the Cancer Chic, But I am

Cancer · Lift-me-ups

My Husband is Not my Soul Mate

My husband is not my soul mate. I was not created for him and my husband was not created for me. Love at first site is not real and there is no such a thing as “Happily ever after”. None of those things do I believe exist. But I do believe in true love. Love that is forged… Continue reading My Husband is Not my Soul Mate

Parenting

14 Activities to Cure Summer Boredom…For Free! (or close to it)

We are half-way through summer break and I am tired of hearing the wails “I’m bored”, “There’s nothing to do”, and the constant whine of my youngest begging me to play with her. To keep from going crazy and from taking a second mortgage out on my house to entertain them I started looking around… Continue reading 14 Activities to Cure Summer Boredom…For Free! (or close to it)

Humor

The Aftermath of Shark Week

My oldest, T, is like every other little girl and likes mermaids. But more than mermaids, she loves sharks. Hammerheads in particular. She fell in love with sharks by obsessively watching Shark Week on the Discovery Channel. So much so that we recorded them on the DVR and continued to watch them through the year… Continue reading The Aftermath of Shark Week

Lift-me-ups

Life Lessons from My Dog

I did not want to get up this morning. My hand shot out from under the sheets to slap my alarm with lightning fast reflexes while the rest of me grumbled and groaned for just 5 more minutes. I wrestled with the snooze button a few more times before I finally drug myself out of… Continue reading Life Lessons from My Dog

Parenting

The Price of Having it All

My youngest (5) never wants to go to bed. Bedtime is always hard but a few days ago bedtime was worse than usual. Overtired, she was whining and crying about everything from the way her pajamas felt (Too TICKLY!!!) to not being able to watch two more episodes of Powerpuff Girls before bedtime (It ISN’T FAIR!). I fussed… Continue reading The Price of Having it All

Parenting

Thank You: An Open Letter to My Childs Teacher

Every year I go through the same thing, excitement, worry, and hopefulness about the new school year. As the year goes on I grow more and more attached as I learn more about those in the classroom. Then, as the school year comes to a close, I have mixed emotions – I’m happy for the… Continue reading Thank You: An Open Letter to My Childs Teacher

Humor

Saying Goodbye…

Thank you for all you do for me and for our family. You are dedicated, hard-working, and loyal. You do not complain or whine; you never try to get out of doing what I ask of you. For years you have cleaned up our messes, erased our mistakes, tried to make things like new again… Continue reading Saying Goodbye…

Humor

Do’s and Don’ts of Getting Back to the Gym

*This post originally appeared on sayitwithabang.com* The birds are singing, flowers are blooming and the grass is lush and green. Spring is finally here towing Summer right behind it. All the stores have been stocking their shelves with shorts, tank tops, and *blech *bathing suits since January and any merchandise that will cover your pasty… Continue reading Do’s and Don’ts of Getting Back to the Gym

Cancer

Unexpected Grief

It was a little over a year ago when I heard the words “I’m sorry, but we cannot wait anymore. You have to have a hysterectomy as soon as possible”. This came after reviewing the results of my PET scan and ultrasound in an attempt to determine why I had constant pain. At 36 years… Continue reading Unexpected Grief