Celebrating a birthday party at Breakout Studios!

Breakout Studio birthday party

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

IMG_9113

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

Nexcare Sensitive Skin Adhesive Pads

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

breast cancer stress finances fertility work

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

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 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 [...]

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. [...]