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One Of The Hard Parts Of Being A Parent

Have your mom friends been totally honest with you about being a parent?  I’m not talking about the fun stuff like holding your newborn for the first time; watching him/her smile at you (for real) for the first time; or when he/she starts walking or whatever other fun milestone happens.  Sure those are great and […]

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The Breast Cancer Tests

Have you considered getting the breast cancer tests?  I am not talking about mammograms.  You know the tests I’m talking about – BRCA1 and BRCA2.  Those are some pretty scary letters.  When you think of the testing that those letters involve, do you think “yes I want to know what percentage I have to be […]

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Choose Your (Video Game) Battles

Since you have been a parent, have you heard the phrase “choose your battles”?  This phrase has helped me survive some trying times as a parent.  It was what helped me decide what battles were worth fighting to win when it came to our kids.  This phrase was key in how we chose the battle […]

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Breast Cancer

It’s not pink. It’s not pretty. Breast cancer sucks!

It’s not pink.  It’s not pretty.  Breast cancer sucks!  Actually all cancer sucks but for me breast cancer is the worst.  According to breastcancer.org about 1 in 8 U.S. women (about 12%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. My mom was diagnosed with breast cancer when she was 40.  She […]

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National Nonprofit Day

National Nonprofit Day is celebrated annually on August 17th.  What is National Nonprofit day anyway?  Sherita J. Herring, a renowned speaker, best-selling author and business strategist, founded National Nonprofit Day to educate, enlighten and empower others to make a difference, while acknowledging those that are in the trenches, impacting lives every day. “National Nonprofit Day allows […]

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Am I even ready?

Friends are you ready for your kids to grow up??  The whole time my kids have been growing up I have been ready to see what path they will take, what adventures they will go on finding their way to adulthood.  Am I even ready?? I have to confess – I AM NOT READY!  (insert […]

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