• Lots of Drugs - Feeling Hungover - Can't Remember the Weekend
    Breast Cancer, New Beginnings

    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…

  • Life & Parenting

    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…

  • Breast Cancer

    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…

  • Breast Cancer, Life & Parenting

    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…

  • Breast Cancer

    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…

  • Breast Cancer

    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,…

  • Breast Cancer

    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…

  • Breast Cancer

    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…

  • Breast Cancer

    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…