Please Remember to Go Gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness this Month! #GoGold

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7 MRIs. 6 CT scans. 2 surgeries. Weeks of crutches and physical therapy.
It’s been 17 months now since Hannah’s surgery to remove a hemangiopericytoma from her right knee last year. She was lucky, as far as cancer goes – her soft tissue sarcoma (tumor) was located near the skin, easily visible, and could be removed [...]

One hundred miles #running

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Last week I hit a milestone in my running – according to the MapMyRun app, I’ve now run over 100 miles since I started running in mid-March. After my last run I’m sitting at 108 total miles.
I am blown away by the fact that I not only am STILL running after my original goal of [...]

Reminiscences of a soccer mom…

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I never truly thought much about it back when Abbi was four years old. “Let’s sign her up for soccer!” I suggested to my husband. I don’t exactly remember why, although I’m sure it had something to do with wanting to help work out all the energy she had, get her into some kind of [...]

Movie Review: Guardians of the Galaxy

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My daughter and I attended an advanced screening of this film for free, but as always all opinions stated here are 100% my own or those of my family. Before reading on, please be aware that this review contains mild spoilers.
Back during the winter, I truly wondered how my oldest daughter, Abbi, was going to [...]

Being Remembered… #P&Geveryday #sponsored

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When I think about my childhood, there are certain memories that stand out. Trying to think back to the earliest brings a glimpse or two of nursery school, a quick memory of walking through a hospital corridor with my dad pushing my little brother in a stroller, but most of my solid memories probably [...]

School’s out for the summer!

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Where did this school year go? I swear just yesterday I was all worried about Abbi transitioning to middle school, and now she’s all done with her first year there. And since our middle school is only 7th and 8th grades, next year will already be her last year of middle school! Then Hannah will [...]