Time. That’s all I want.

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Time.  It’s a funny thing.  There are times in my life when time seems to be inching along painfully slow.  Then other times when time is going by so quickly that I wish I had a pause button to stop so could really savour the moment(s).  There’s a quote by Buddha that says “The trouble [...]

How I told my kids I had Metastatic Breast Cancer

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 Since “coming out” with my Metastatic Breast Cancer diagnosis, the most asked question I get from others is: “How did you tell you kids about your cancer coming back?” Before I answer the question I need to say this. I’m telling the story from my point of view, as their mother, sharing how I told [...]

An Omega-3 supplement for vegetarians, vegans and those with fish allergies

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Disclosure: I have partnered with YMC and NutraVege and have received compensation for this post. All opinions are my own. I’ve been navigating allergies my entire life. Being allergic to all nuts, all fish and all seeds has been challenging to say the least. But I’ve grown up this way so for me, I know [...]

Your questions answered about Metastatic Breast Cancer

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I’ve been getting a lot of questions from people about Metastatic Breast Cancer and what it means so I thought that I would answer them in a post. If I didn’t answer your questions yet, don’t fret, there will be more posts coming because I’ve received so many wonderful questions. Please, if there’s something you would [...]

How I found out I had Metastatic Breast Cancer

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I know everyone is curious about how I found out my cancer had returned and was now Metastatic. Here’s the story: Let’s rewind the clock to summer 2017. We went up north and I was living my best summer life. Hanging with my husband, kids, family and friends by the lake. I went on walks, [...]

Thank you!

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Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.  From the bottom of my heart, I need to thank each and everyone one of you. When I decided to share my news I was worried. Worried about my world changing SO much. Worried about being treated differently. Worried about my kids being told incorrect info from other kids. Worried [...]

An update

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I have some news to share. And as I shared news of my initial cancer diagnosis 3.5 years ago, I am now sharing this. 367 days ago I received the most devastating news when I was told that my breast cancer has spread. Once breast cancer spreads to other sites in your body it is [...]

The sweet spot of parenting

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I got the kids dressed and ready to leave. We had to be at the park to meet friends in 10 minutes. As I hurried them out the door, I grabbed my coat and my purse, locked the door and left. We got where we needed to go in time, but it didn’t hit me until [...]

Six Years Ago…….

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Six years ago today, I pressed “Publish” on my first post on My So-Called Mommy Life and with that officially started my blog.    I love acknowledging this day every year as it’s so much fun to look back and see how far I’ve come since the beginning. I started this blog when Princess Peach [...]

Raising a skinny daughter

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It was a pretty normal summers day. The kids had been at summer day camp all day and my husband and I relaxed by the lake. At the summer camp they attend, parents do daily drop-off and pick up. This is a huge bonus because we, the parents, are able to meet the staff, meet [...]