To The Nurses Who Made a Difference in My Life

I’ve spent more days in the hospital than I can count. So I can’t tell you how many daily visits with the doctor I had in my hospital room. That would take a lot of math. But the math that really stumps me is how many times I was visited by a nurse. If you’ve been lucky […]

Why We Need to Talk About Teen Cancer

There is no situation in which cancer does not suck. Cancer sucks. This is a fact. We are told we can make choices in our lives that make us less prone to developing cancer. We are told many cancers are preventable. And while this is being said, what is not really being said — but […]

When Health & Nutrition Are Easy

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #100MillionReasons #CollectiveBias The week we returned from our beach vacation in Florida, I took my 5 year-old to the doctor for a cough. The cough started while we were in Florida and seemed to get worse during our vacation. […]

On Being a Survivor and a Mother

“Will we have to get scars, too?” asked my 4 year-old at the dinner table last night. Though my abdomen was completely covered, as it normally is, her thoughts turned to the very long, very ugly scar that runs down the core of my body while she chewed her dinner. “No, baby, you won’t have […]

Why The #IceBucketChallenge Worked

For what it’s worth, my personal preference is to avoid all viral-Facebook-related things. I don’t tag folks to do this or that. I don’t participate when tagged. It’s just really not my thing. Also Facebook is not my favorite. However, when my kids were called out to do the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge a few […]