Lethal Letter Combinations

I hope everyone who celebrated Thanksgiving this week, had a wonderful and memorable holiday surrounded by the people you love 🙂 . NBA, CDC, FBI, HIV, CVS, ABC, RDI, BMI, BPM, KRAS, BRCA, NHL, WHO, LOL, LMAO, WTF, FML, and FFS. All interesting letter combinations with a variety of meanings and outcomes. Who knew that … Continue reading Lethal Letter Combinations

Cancer, Meet My Boots

You never think about the unfathomable things you could encounter in your life.  It’s unimaginable, unless you’re immersed.  But, when the unfathomable or unimaginable does catch up to you, you have no choice but fathom and imagine.  You cannot predict life’s course, no matter how much deep contemplation you invest.  It will always surprise you … Continue reading Cancer, Meet My Boots

Lea, 33, Diagnosis: Lung Cancer…Stage 4

She has been dominating my every thought as of late. I feel like it’s because this time of year sends me the haunting flashbacks of the moments that changed my life forever.  It just feels like she’s everywhere in my head these past few days.  I have moments where she’s still present, fresh in my … Continue reading Lea, 33, Diagnosis: Lung Cancer…Stage 4

Free Range Children…Forget it…I’m Learning Lessons the Hard Way

Valuable lessons of the past I think that most of us can attest to having a decent childhood, despite not having our parents or an adult leading everything and engaging at every possible moment. I'm betting that your fondest memories don't include an adult hovering over you! The anecdotes of our past have provided us … Continue reading Free Range Children…Forget it…I’m Learning Lessons the Hard Way

Free Range Children, Red Rover and Other Novelties of the Past That I Wish They’d Bring Back: Act 2

Experts, manuals and all the advice When Clem and I became parents, we were completely unaware of the many manuals on child rearing, not to mention the insane amount of advice offered about parenting everywhere you looked or went. I'd read the lists of things recommended and felt overwhelmed. It's hard enough to have a … Continue reading Free Range Children, Red Rover and Other Novelties of the Past That I Wish They’d Bring Back: Act 2

Free Range Children, Red Rover and Other Novelties of the Past That I Wish They’d Bring Back: Part 1

I am thoroughly enjoying a hot cup of coffee and waiting for my front door to be kicked open by my loving and wonderful daughters. I know they'll be here any second, clamoring over one another while announcing the adventures of their day at deafening decibel levels at the same time. Oh, and don't forget … Continue reading Free Range Children, Red Rover and Other Novelties of the Past That I Wish They’d Bring Back: Part 1