• shanHawk

    Hawk Hair

    Losing your hair is one of the most obvious outward and physical signs that you are going through chemotherapy. Some struggle with the hair loss, some don’t. But when it starts grows…

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    Chemo Cards are Here!

    It’s been a busy few weeks with the kids and designing and I think we’ve stumbled into something I feel really great about. In creating these greeting cards, I truly want part…

  • May this be the best year yet!

    Finally! 2016!

    Wowza… It’s been quite a year folks. I haven’t written much in the past month as it’s been a tough one. It’s been tough in a different way than I thought it…

  • Oh Santa

    It’s been one of those days. More specifically, the day one of your kids confirms that Santa isn’t real. My nine year old learned this past summer that Santa isn’t real. He…

  • One Year Ago Today…

    One year ago today (early morning on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving) I was at Martha Jefferson Hospital undergoing a surgical biopsy of my right breast. Mom and Dad were here to hang…

  • The “Holey” Ones

    Holy? No, no, not the Pope and such, but seashells. “Holey”, then. I like the holey ones. You know the ones, the seashells with holes. And not just the shells with one…

  • A New Perspective

    December 1. That date has lingered in the back of my head and the forefront of my thoughts throughout this year. I have wanted to run from it. Escaping it any way…

  • The Way It Is

    This week involved a trip back to my oncologist. I adore her, but I don’t love going in for an appointment. For the last five weeks I have been coughing. Five weeks,…

  • Self Breast Exam and the American Cancer Society

    So I have read the article from the American Cancer Society on their new breast cancer screening guidelines. And I am honestly having trouble not losing my mind… The part that has smoke…

  • Did She Just Say “Homeschooling”??

    Well folks, it is official and we are really doing this! We’ve made some big decisions lately. But the biggest one by far is to start homeschooling our kids. There are a…

  • 45 New Messages

    As I came home from picking the kids up from school yesterday, Jason said that someone called on our home phone and he thought they left a voice mail because the phone…

  • The Toilet Tissue Incident

    Really it’s the “toilet tissue roll holder” incident, or the day Shannon “lost her collective shit.” Either will work really…. Here’s what happened. I was a few weeks in to chemo last…

  • Know Your Boobs!

    Everything I have been through this past year has to mean something. We have seen more silver linings than I would have ever imagined as we trudged through. This past year was…

  • The Rain, The Fog and the Appreciation

    Usually I make no bones about it, I don’t have a lot of love for fall or winter. I love summer, the heat, the sunshine, the thunderstorms, the moon on the beach,…