Finding “normal” during cancer #pgmom

My family loves ice cream, so after treatments when I would start feeling better we would celebrate with a trip to get ice cream.

Disclosure: I am a P&Gmom. 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. When I was diagnosed with cancer last year, I was so worried about my kids. They were my number one priority. I worried [...]

Four words to say to someone going through cancer treatments

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A little while ago, I wrote this post of what not to say to a woman with breast cancer. I probably could add a few things to that list as could every woman with breast cancer. Scratch that, probably every person who has had cancer could come up with a pretty funny list of comments [...]

First Descents is a life changing experience

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Prior to my cancer diagnosis, I considered myself a pretty happy person. I always saw the good in people or situations,  and tried to laugh as much as possible. But, I did a few things that didn’t make me a happy person. I would stress and over-react about little things. Like a lot. Blow them [...]

My perfectly imperfect body

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When I was 4 years old my left arm went through the glass part of the screen door at my house. It was locked, and like most little kids, I was excited to see my dad come home from work and went running. But the screen was locked and instead of opening the door, my [...]

Donate money not a #NoHairSelfie

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The last few days my Twitter feed and Facebook page have been abuzz with posts about #NoHairSelfie. What is that you may ask? February 4 is World Cancer Day and this #NoHairSelfie movement (if you can call it that) wants people to either shave off their hair so they are bald or take a picture [...]

See ya later 2015

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This is not the post I ever would have imagined writing when 2015 started. I thought I would be writing about the mundane things I did this year and reflecting on what I can do better in 2016. No one could have predicted that my little, happy life would be shaken up like it was [...]

Cancer doesn’t care

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Cancer doesn’t care that I’m young Cancer doesn’t care that I have young kids Cancer doesn’t care that I still have a lot of living to do Cancer doesn’t care that I wanted to have more kids Cancer doesn’t care that my life has been on hold Cancer doesn’t care that this is unfair for [...]

My kids say the darndest things about cancer

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We’ve been very open (in an age appropriate way) with both Princess Peach and Little Dude about my cancer diagnosis and all of my treatments. They know that I had a boo-boo in my boob, that I had medicine (chemotherapy) to make mommy better and surgery to take the boo-boo out.  Although they don’t know [...]

Cancer plays mind games

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  I think I’m a pretty positive person. I would say that 95 % of the time I’m positive. Positive about me getting through treatments. Positive about me kicking cancer’s ass. Positive about me being around for a really, really long time. The other 5% of the time (which I try not to focus on) [...]

Princess Peach donated 8 inches to @Pantene #BeautifulLengths #8or8 #pgmom

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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. In my just over four years of being a parent, there have been so many times that I have been proud of Princess [...]