Tag Archive for 'cancer'

There’s this cartoon making the rounds on Facebook. It’s got a man and a woman, and they’re walking down the street. She says, “My desire to be well-informed is currently at odds with my desire to remain sane.” It’s from The New Yorker and it was created by cartoonist David Sipress. And, it might be the […]

Explore More : May 30th

It’s the last day of school! (Translation: I hope I can keep blogging! Transition. Crazy schedules. All-mommy-all-the-time. We shall see!) Much of my free time the past few days was absorbed by this tire-weirdness that popped up. The diagnosis? “You must have hit a pothole, m’am.” (Those of you who drive in Atlanta will understand […]

Explore More : March 7th

In case you didn’t see the Facebook post yesterday, Sweet Baby Olive lost her battle with AML – acute myeloid leukemia – yesterday. Olive’s mom wrote a beautiful blog post on breastfeeding Olive through her diagnosis. Maggie’s and Olive’s story touched my heart and my heart is heavy today with the news of her passing. Incidentally, […]

Happy Valentine’s Day! We in Atlanta are releasing a collectively held breath, as the winter storm that paraded through our city this week ended up being less disastrous than anticipated. After a day of icy precipitation, we awoke yesterday to a lovely blanket of snow. I took a wonderful walk and definitely used some muscles […]

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I’ve been a bit AWOL from the blog and social media this week.  My bigs are on Fall Break and I’ve been hanging with them as much as I can. But I still have lots of great stuff for you this week, so let’s go. Katy Bowman offers up a winter version of her popular […]

As I have mentioned in a previous post, I am honored to be a volunteer for Camp Sunshine, an Atlanta-based nonprofit that provides support, community, and a little bit of magic to children who have cancer and their families. During a recent meeting at Camp Sunshine, we discussed the success of the Sunshine 2 U […]

Over the past decade, I have been blessed to be involved with Camp Sunshine, which provides year-round programs for children in Georgia with cancer and their families.  Through this work I have gotten to know some pretty awesome kids, both those with cancer and their siblings.  Kids with cancer are just ordinary kids with many […]

Over the past few weeks, my mother Sally has shared the story of caregiving for my father who was diagnosed with Stage IV cancer in 2003 and then suffered a massive, debilitating stroke in 2008.  He requires ’round-the-clock care which she provides exclusively.  If you missed her recollections, you can catch up here: The Caregiver […]

It’s Monday, so that brings us another opportunity to explore the role of caregiving through Sally’s story.  Last week, she shared the story of her husband’s cancer diagnosis and treatment.  This week she shares what life was like post-treatment. Normal Becomes a Beautiful Word – A Guest Post by Sally My husband adored the loving […]