Christmas in July? Maybe I Should Get Started on My Cards Now.

I’m not entirely sure who started the whole idea of “Christmas in July,” but when I was asked to write about this particular theme for Storkie via Global Influence, the first thing that popped into my head was how I completely forgot to send out Christmas cards last year. Have you ever been “that mom?” […]

Texting at the Movies is Rude

I think, by now, most everyone knows that it’s rude to talk in a movie theater. People don’t answer cell phone calls at the movies anymore. Why? Because it’s so much easier to text. However. Texting during a movie is also very rude, and just as distracting. You are in a dark theater. The movie […]

Video: The R Word – Remission

In this video, I use the R word…REMISSION! Tags: cancer, videos

Video: Autologous Stem Cell Transplant is a Go

Thank you for all of your prayers and continued support. Tags: cancer

Video: Update About My Dad’s Cancer Treatment

A rare vlog post from me – an update on my dad’s cancer treatment for Mantle Cell Lymphoma and a prayer request. Warning: this may be a trigger for some people, and I do cry at the end. You may need to turn your volume up, because I couldn’t figure out how to make it louder […]

I Joined the AT&T Power Moms

Have you heard of the AT&T Power Moms? I hadn’t either, but I learned about it through a Buzz Cooperative campaign. It’s a community for moms like me (and Connie, Robyn, and Rachel) who stay connected with family and friends using AT&T Wireless. Since I joined, I’ve participated in the discussion forums, updated my Power Moms […]

Guest Posters Wanted on Cutest Kid Ever

I’ve been neglecting my blog a bit since my dad’s cancer diagnosis. (For all the details, read My Dad Has Mantle Cell Lymphoma.) I would be happy to spread around some blog love with some guest posters. It’s good for me because my blog won’t go without new posts for a week at a time. […]

Happy 10th Anniversary

Tonight, Tom and I celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary with family and friends by renewing our vows. We had a lovely ceremony led by Jessie Blum-Gabriel of Eclectic Unions – someone I’ve actually known online for many years but never met until tonight. Having her as our celebrant was special because she remembers looking at the […]

Our Ultimate Family Vacation

Sponsored By… Cheerios® is giving you the chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, your ultimate family vacation. As part of a paid promotion for their “Do What You Love” Sweepstakes, Cheerios® is sponsoring my post today about what my ultimate family vacation would be. Read mine and Enter the Sweepstakes for a chance to actually win […]

My Dad Has Lymphoma

This was not the post I had intended to write today. I certainly wish I didn’t have to write it. But I got the call this morning. My dad had surgery scheduled for 8:00 am to remove a cyst in his throat that’s been making it hard for him to talk and swallow. I guess […]