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

FDF_ad_lowshipping

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

IMG_3729

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

chemo is done breast cancer young mom

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

cancerdate

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

Vitafusion_Men's_Multivitamins

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 [...]

Celebrating dad with Pampers #ThanksBaby #giveaway

38 weeks pregnant with Princess Peach

Disclosure:  I am a P&Gmom/mamanP&G. As part of my affiliation with this group I receive products and special access to P&G events and opportunities. The opinions on this blog are my own. I’ll never forget the first moment that I told The Hubster that he was going to be a dad. I wish I had [...]

Wordless Wednesday- First dance recital

IMG_6711[1]

This past weekend marked the end of Princess Peach’s first year of dance with a weekend of recitals. At not even 4 years old, her dance school had a technical rehearsal, a full rehearsal and two dance recitals! It was a very busy weekend but one that was so exciting! She absolutely loved being on [...]

Stolen Moments

IMG_6509

Playing a guitar duet with Little Dude. A funny conversation during breakfast. A nudge to get out the door. An impromptu dance party. Whispering sweet nothings in Princess Peach’s ear after she’s long asleep. Those moments. Are stolen away from me. Stolen because I’m currently not able to be the mother that I once was. [...]

I sometimes forget I have cancer

Chemo treatment #3

Sometimes I forget I have cancer. It’s weird to write it and say it out loud. But it’s true. Right now my life revolves around my chemo treatments. I’m halfway done which is amazing! 3 chemo treatments down and 3 left to go. After my treatment tomorrow I’ll be 75% done with chemo! I still [...]

Explaining cancer to a toddler

Photo courtesy of Michelle Quance Photography

There are things as a mother that you expect you are going to talk to your children about during certain stages of their life. You know those talks when your mom sits you down on the couch to “talk” and the conversation could go one of  two ways; super awkward or quick and painless. I [...]