What Does Rum, a Pirate Costume and a Rebellious Teenager Have in Common?

Me. I love my kids, more than anything. And like any parent, I will always love and support my kids, no matter what...sounds a little crazy, but it's the truth. I’ve just experienced something that made me wonder if I’ve been living in an alternate reality that's covered in rainbows, while I ride a three … Continue reading What Does Rum, a Pirate Costume and a Rebellious Teenager Have in Common?

To The Man Who Pinches His Nickels Hard Enough to Make the Beaver On Them S#@t

Ah, it’s Father’s Day. How could I forget Father’s Day? Pffft. Who forgets Father’s Day? Not this gal! Of course, it's my duty as a daughter to mention the man who is partially responsible for bringing me into the world today. Such an unfortunate thing, as I’m certain all of you are thinking. Well, you … Continue reading To The Man Who Pinches His Nickels Hard Enough to Make the Beaver On Them S#@t

Finally Confirmed: Caelan, Age 6, Cancer

As I continually repeat my thoughts on hindsight, I think of myself as quite the idiot. I should’ve listened to my gut or ‘sixth’ sense and acknowledged what it was telling me outright. It's not as if the clues and hints I’d picked up along the way told me otherwise. My kid had a biopsy, … Continue reading Finally Confirmed: Caelan, Age 6, Cancer

“I’ll Take, Something You Don’t Want to See Lit Up Like a Christmas Tree for $1,000, Alex.”

"A type of medical imaging that uses radioactive tracers and can be used to detect and stage cancers." "What is a PET Scan?" "That is correct!" I'm not as fluent in writing Jeopardy! questions, especially in regards to medicine, but I took a swing anyway! These were the years I could only hope and wish … Continue reading “I’ll Take, Something You Don’t Want to See Lit Up Like a Christmas Tree for $1,000, Alex.”

A 6 Year Old Child, A Biopsy & the Trauma of Medical Tape…Yes, Tape

Time, a feral beast. Sometimes it flies too fast and sometimes it moves undetected at a sluggishly, sloth like pace. Can’t have it both ways but there are times that I wish I could control it. Would that be curse? Perhaps. I'll never know the implications of taming one so wild. What I do know, … Continue reading A 6 Year Old Child, A Biopsy & the Trauma of Medical Tape…Yes, Tape

The Day I Caught my Husband Indulging in His Secret Guilty Pleasures

It’s not that I didn’t know. Maybe I was just in denial about the whole thing. Maybe I was unwilling or unable to accept what is. It was late one evening when I emerged from running on the treadmill in the basement. It’d been an unforgiving and arduous winter, full of sunless days and brutally … Continue reading The Day I Caught my Husband Indulging in His Secret Guilty Pleasures

I Never Thought I’d See the Day That My Daughter Would Become a Cancer Statistic

I know that I’ve made promises to write about the different things that I’ve encountered and I haven’t gone back and done that...yet. Today, I'm going make good on my promises, and begin by going back. I'm going to start with my daughter Caelan, followed by my sister, Lea. I've been trying to mix things … Continue reading I Never Thought I’d See the Day That My Daughter Would Become a Cancer Statistic

A Letter To My Sister on Mother’s Day

Dear Lea, It's Mother's Day. Crazy, right? It's the first since you left this crazy spinning planet. Believe me, it's been beyond crazy, kind of sad you missed it. It's funny because all I can think about is you today. You, yes, you. I'm also thinking about your boys and I wonder what they're thinking … Continue reading A Letter To My Sister on Mother’s Day