Flying Anxiety- A Parent’s Worst Nightmare

I have to admit, before I had children, was younger and didn’t have to think about toting around multiple little people, I totally judged people that had children when I flew on an airplane. My Mother would always remind me when I incessantly complained about children on my flight that I was once a child…

Deep Blue

“As I continued to lose energy and sink further into the deep blue, I remember looking up and seeing the beauty of the sun hitting the water above me and splitting into what appeared to be hundreds of chards of light which broke through the crystal clear ocean water, creating a peaceful scene. It was beautiful.”

Domperidone, The Champagne of Breastfeeding Mothers

“The opportunity to make breastfeeding work for me was not only an amazing experience for me and my sons, but it also helped me learn to love a part of my body that once tried to kill me. My breasts became something I admired instead of hating. It also helped me work though my emotions about breast cancer”

The Emotional Rollercoaster of Social Media

Photo: heragenda.com Social media can be a great way to quell the ins and outs of your typical work day either during or after a long day at the office. How many of us take a break from our work to let our minds rest while we look into the social media world to see…

A Tragedy Named Placenta Accreta

“I will never forget staring up at the ceiling and seeing one metal strip reflecting my surgeon trying to pry my stuck Placenta off of my uterus and what later would result in a more serious issue.”

Enabling the Cycle of Abuse

(IMGPlanet.com) I’d love to say that I embraced all of the support I received after my divorce from my ex-husband when I started to talk and give the dirty details of my marriage. I’d love to say I didn’t start to steam a bit inside- like a boiling tea kettle- when some of my friends,…

Dear Pink Haters…

Dear Pink Haters, October is typically a month that showcases 31 days of pink ribbons, endorsements from various agencies that become ‘all pink,’ and the message of breast cancer awareness seemingly shoved down your throat. Opinions usually come out of the woodworks in full force regarding agencies that may not place the majority of their…

Tamoxifen Baby

About 70% of women affected by Breast Cancer are estrogen receptive and are placed on the drug Tamoxifen after their treatment regimen is completed. Therefore, the big disclaimer from physicians that place patients on this drug is: “Don’t become pregnant while taking Tamoxifen.” I did. My cancer was quite the surprise. My partner, now husband,…

The Post-Cancer Elephant in the Room

I’d be lying if I said that 5 years later, I don’t feel it. It’s something that I only talk about with a very select group of people. My social media posts often reflect the positive side of everything- my happiness to still be in remission, my gratefulness that I am here for my family,…

Sociopath

“Everyone has a defining incident that breaks them away eventually. The hope is that it’s not death.”

Barb

Today seems to be one of those days where you are just living life and everything appears mundane. While I like to think having a mundane life at this point is everything I’ve ever wanted given my last four years, sometimes something occurs that jolts your normal. That’s not always in a bad way of…