2019/05/21
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Just a little longer A Love Letter to My Daughter on Her 12th Birthday

She runs up to me and holds my face in her tiny hands, “Mama, I love you foreber and eber. Ok?” Gabs posed everything in question […]
2019/05/17
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When the Patient Portal Surprises You with Cancer

Does your doctor use a patient portal? Sounds great, right? I’m tech savvy. I hate waiting for people to “get back to me”. I am all […]
2019/05/12
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My Dream Mother’s Day this Year is Different than You’d Expect

Normally, for Mother’s Day, all I want is a day of peace and rest. The kids leave me alone (except for hugs and kisses in the […]
2019/05/09
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How a Simple Doctor’s Visit for my Physical Might Save My Life

Have you ever heard that song by Tim McGraw, “Live Like You were Dying”? Today, it’s personal. It’s real. I found out Monday that I’m a […]
2019/05/07
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Cirque du Soleil Corteo an Amazing Show for the Entire Family

This weekend, courtesy of Cirque du Soleil, we will be experiencing Corteo in Dayton, Ohio. It is opening on May 8th and running through May 12, […]
2019/04/29
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How Brené Brown Inspired Me to Answer the Call to Courage

I just watched Brené Brown Netflix special, The Call to Courage. It’s not the first time I’ve heard her speak. She’s spoken at several conferences I’ve […]
2019/04/23
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Best Walt Disney World Resorts for Families and Free Disney Dining Plan

Going to Walt Disney World on vacation is one of a kind experience. There is nothing else like it in the world. However, staying in Walt […]
2019/04/22
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Earth Day Tips for Raising Environmentally Aware Kids

Earth Day is one of my favorite days of the year because it’s a great reminder to take a moment and be thankful for the planet […]
2019/04/17
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Finding Neverland Tour Coming to a City Near You and Giveaway

As you know, my family loves the theater. Broadway shows are some of our favorites. The next show on our list is Finding Neverland. Spoiler alert […]