blessings, Disney, exercise, growing up, health, light, old pop culture references, positive energy, potty training, second child, thankful

And a Happy New Year to You, Too.

We did it, guys! We made it to 2013! Those stupid Mayans didn’t know anything. Or the people who thought they knew something about the Mayans didn’t know anything. One of those. But really: Congratulations. We did it. We should feel proud. Or at least I keep telling myself that. Every new year, every birthday, every milestone really does feel…

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blessings, breastfeeding, family, growing up, health, mom blog, parenting, pregnancy, stay at home mom, surgery while pregnant

Labor Day? No, I’m good, thanks.

Maybe it’s because I don’t have a real job, but every year on Labor Day all I can think about is labor. As in “going in to labor”? Like having a baby? You know? You do know. Ok. Moving on. I’m weird. I know this has been established. But the thing I keep thinking about when I think about labor?…

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arkansas, blessings, dysgerminoma, education, exercise, family, health, health insurance, infertility

The “Gift” that Keeps on Giving.

So I just read an article about how doctors don’t really know anything about long term cancer survivors and how their treatments affect their health many years after the fact. I kind of already knew that (from being a cancer survivor and dealing with doctors), but still. Awesome. I was actually going to link to a site listing the long…

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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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