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Childhood Cancer/Pediatric Liver Disease Grief

Last day of the Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and I find myself approaching a subject that I don’t really know how to articulate.  I want to make clear, that I haven’t experienced the loss of a child, and I will never be able to articulate that kind of pain (I hope, God, I hope), and… Continue reading Childhood Cancer/Pediatric Liver Disease Grief

Comedy · Love · Motherhood · Parenting · Silly Kids

New Monday Tradition (Sorry not sorry)

So Mondays suck.  As a rule.  So I have decided to institute a new Monday tradition.  On my FB, I often post little “Sophieisms” or “Archerisms” or “Viviisms,” and even some interactions between Dan and myself.  Some of these things are just going to be reminders for me of what is in our past.  I… Continue reading New Monday Tradition (Sorry not sorry)

Cancer · Chemo mom · Childhood Cancer · Histiocytosis · Motherhood · Parenting

Childhood Cancer bruising your profession and finances.

I’ve spent the last 24 hours trying to figure out how to articulate this one issue in a way that is understandable, so please be patient with me.  I had a conversation with a fellow chemo mom/histio mom yesterday that drew me back a few years and I wanted to put it out there.  This… Continue reading Childhood Cancer bruising your profession and finances.

Cancer · Chemo mom · Chemomom · Childhood Cancer · Histiocytosis · pediatric cancer

Childhood Cancer’s Path of Destruction and it’s Aftermath.

I got to spend today with Sophie at work because her school had this weird Fall holiday thing on a Wednesday with little to no warning.  She was AWESOME.  She drew this incredible T-shirt on a little girl in a coloring book and one of my co-workers took one look at it and told her… Continue reading Childhood Cancer’s Path of Destruction and it’s Aftermath.

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Why we need to celebrate participation and losing.

Note: I originally had this titled “Why we need to reward participation and losing.”  Misnomer.  I MEANT CELEBRATE participation and losing.  Most of the time you don’t get a reward for losing (participation medals notwithstanding), but you should celebrate it.) I was reminded today about how totally screwed up so many parents have become in… Continue reading Why we need to celebrate participation and losing.