‘Twas the night before my mastectomy

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‘Twas the night before my mastectomy and panic set in, I’d have to say goodbye to my breasts the cancer can’t win. What do you say to your two lumps on your chest? I never thought I’d be in this position. No one could have guessed. They have a long history these two friends of [...]

Celebrating a birthday party at Breakout Studios!

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Two weeks ago we celebrated Princess Peach’s birthday with her friends. In fact, she had a joint birthday party with her “boyfriend” Mr. O. as their birthdays are close and they have the same friends from daycare. Initially we considered doing a park party but the amount of work and schlepping to get everything for [...]

4 years of Princess Peach

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Dear Princess Peach, I can’t believe that today we are celebrating you turning 4. It feels like you have been part of my life forever, yet four years is a short amount of time. I remember the first time I laid eyes on you in the OR and now I’m looking at my beautiful four-year [...]

Keeping my sensitive skin protected with Nexcare Sensitive Skin Products #giveaway

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I remember when my fear of needles first started. Over my seventh birthday I was diagnosed with a rare disease. I was hospitalized for over two weeks and pricked and prodded many, many times each day. Once I was released, the follow-up required me to have many vials of blood taken often. I remember my [...]

Dealing with cancer isn’t just dealing with cancer

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When you get a cancer diagnosis you aren’t just dealing with the cancer. Sadly, there are so many other issues that you have to deal with and I have learned this the hard way. Cancer itself is so difficult to deal with that when you pile the rest of these potential stressors and issues on [...]

Connecting With Your Child on a Different Level; How board games are a game changer

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I’m so thrilled to introduce you to Helaina Cappel who will be guest blogging today! In our house, we are starting to enjoy playing basic board games with Princess Peach. I look forward to when she’s older and we can’t start to play more complex games. Read and enjoy today’s guest post! We have busy [...]

On turning 2

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Dear Little Dude, Happy birthday, baby boy! Today you are 2! What a year this has been for you. You went from being a shy baby who never left my side to being a self-confident, funny little boy. It has been an absolute pleasure watching you grow this past year. You have had some huge [...]

I rang the bell!!!! Chemotherapy is all done

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I did it!!! Today after my last chemo treatment, I rang the bell! I have been waiting since I started chemo to ring the bell and bid the chemotherapy unit at Princess Margaret adieu! From the beginning I kept my eye on the prize which was ringing the bravery bell to say to the world [...]

I went on my first cancer date

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I thought my dating days were over. When I was young, I dated guys trying to find Mr. Right. Then I found him, my soul-mate and those dating days were over. Then after I had Princess Peach, I started “dating” other moms not in a romantic way but in a play-date/friend type of way. It [...]

Tips for a Positively Glowing Summer You

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Summer has arrived which means things are about to get hectic! The kids are home from school, vacations are planned and it’s time to get out and enjoy the sunshine. With all the summer activities and commotion, it can be hard to find the time to take care of yourself.  Remember, having fun this summer [...]