teen cancer
arkansas children's hospital, cancer, concerts, dysgerminoma, grateful, half marathon, health, long blog posts, new kids on the block, old pop culture references, teen cancer, truth

The post where I talk about when I had cancer.

Dysgerminoma is the name of the cancer that grew in my young body more than 25 years ago. It is a rare germ cell tumor that develops mostly in adolescent girls and young women. It is also a form of ovarian cancer. When I got the diagnosis of “dysgerminoma of the ovary” I barely knew what my ovaries were. The…

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parenting, sleep problems

Go the *bleep* to sleep

So my smaller child won’t nap. And she should – she’s only 15 months old. I have no idea what the actual problem is (unless “chronic nap aversion” in itself can be a problem) but it doesn’t help that she’s teething. I’m pretty sure every tooth that isn’t in yet is trying to come out right now. So that’s awesome.…

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beauty pageants, milkshakes, pregnancy

Don’t touch my milkshake.

Clearly in politics these days you have to be an extremist to be accepted, but is this becoming a trend in all aspects of society? I read an article today on msnbc.com about “Mommy-rexia” – a supposed trend of mothers-to-be not gaining enough weight ON PURPOSE because they want their post-baby bodies to be like their pre-baby bodies, or something. WHAT? So…

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baby whisperer, parenting, respect


So I have a pretty middle of the road point of view on just about everything. I don’t really feel it is my place to decide how others should behave in life because I feel like everyone is on their own journey and they get to decide how to make it. If someone ASKS me, I will be more than…

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