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I’m Not Your Friend, I’m Your Mom

Kelly Ripa, she of her eponymous television show, Colgate and Nutella commercials, has caused quite a stir. She went on “The Wendy Williams” show last week and revealed, when relating an incident with her 13-year old daughter that resulted in her daughter losing phone privileges, “I don’t think she likes […]

What I Want to Remember

There is a lot about the last year that I would prefer to never think about again. The pain – physical, emotional, mental, spiritual – I’d rather not remember. The surgical drains and radiation burns and hair loss? I would be fine blocking out that trauma. The days where I […]

An Ode to Sport

I am not an athlete. Never was. There was a time, once upon a time, that I may have entertained aspirations (read: delusions) about my skill on a softball field. Alas, my dreams of being a power hitter were derailed by little things like my lack of speed, athletic talent […]

Just Go Do It

I tend to be a procrastinator. I get everything done that I need to get done, but sometimes I’m sliding in right under the wire. I put off getting my first mammogram for three years. I knew that I was supposed to start getting screened at 40. My OB/GYN made […]

Random Thoughts Now That I’m Done

1.     Well, I’m done with my active treatments. No more chemo infusions sitting in a pleasantly vibrating chair while trained volunteers offer to massage my feet and hands (yeah, I could write an entire post on that alone) to help take my mind off the fact that they’re […]

What next?

I was diagnosed with breast cancer on January 27. Since then, I have had: Two mammograms Two ultrasounds One MRI One biopsy One PET scan Two surgeries One four-day hospitalization for an infection Four chemotherapy infusions Twenty-one radiation treatments Untold gallons of blood drawn Countless appointments with countless physicians And […]

I Wonder, On the Tenth Anniversary

September 21 is the ten year anniversary of the birth of my first babies. Five babies who were perfect and tiny and too early to survive. Their conception, pregnancy and birth was perhaps the defining moment of my life, and I wrote about it here: How I Became a Mother, […]

Great Expectations

It’s that time of year again. The most glorious time of the year again. It’s back to school season again. But, even through my utter joy, I can see the work piling up for me. Every day my kids are coming home from school with sheaves of paper for me […]

Lost & Found

I lost my boob. And it was awful. I know what you’re thinking. “Hasn’t she complained about her mastectomy enough?” But I’m not talking about losing my breast. I came to terms with that months ago. And reconstruction remains on my horizon, but is not in my immediate future. With […]


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