Side Affects of Chemotherapy and Parenting

Side Affects of Chemotherapy and Parenting
Let me start by saying, chemotherapy sucks, plain and simple. Besides hopefully saving a cancer patient’s life, Chemotherapy might also deplete quality of life. Treatments afford a person many sacrifices and compromises. Time is precious and valuable. We are all racing against the clock, as we are all terminal. Chemotherapy is both against the clock and for the clock... Continue reading

Wishes

Wishes
As a parent, we have wishes and dreams for our children, probably tons of them. Have you ever considered how to instill those thoughts, dreams, and ideas into your child’s character? This is something... Continue reading

Older Mommy Friends

Older Mommy Friends
I was nearing forty years old when I became a mom. All of my friends had kids when we said we would, in our 20’s to early 30’s, and have preteens and teenagers now. Mine? He’s two, almost three. Not the age a preteen or teenager wants to be around usually, at least most preteen and teenagers don’t. Obviously, making mom friends my own age is tough. Being that I have struggled to find common ground with friends my age, I have resorted to making mommy friends with the twenty and thirty somethings. Continue reading

Pictures…

Pictures…

For as long as I can remember I have always loved taking pictures. I received my first point and shoot film camera at the age of five. The camera had a flash that attached separately. When I got that camera for my birthday, I immediately started to take pictures of everything, our family dog, my younger brothers, my parents, things in my bedroom, even my friends playing outside. My passion for photography came from my dad, who got it from his dad.

I would say that it seems as though I have come from a long line of photographers. My Continue reading

Mommy Has Cancer

Mommy Has Cancer

28 Weeks Pregnant With Cancer

The date was Wednesday, August 19, 2015. My husband and I were at Kaiser in building C. 2nd floor, Hematology/Oncology. I was scared and he was too, although he was trying his hardest to lighten the mood. I was 28 weeks pregnant with our son. Just two days before I got the call from the scheduling department to make this appointment. Tuesday I called to ask if my husband should be there and the nurse said yes, anybody you want to be there should be there. So, since my dad lived over 400 miles away, Continue reading