Tag: Cancer

Pee-Pee, Poopy and Thomas the Train

My Previous Blog > “Pass It Forward” Upon our return from Maine last year, some pretty big things were on the horizon. First up, Atia was due her monthly chemo injection. Yes, our timing was impeccable, and no, it was no coincidence. We had gone to great lengths planning the trip around her treatment schedule.... Read more »

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
Previous Post >“The Perfect PINKALICIOUS Tea Party” Over 13,000 children under the age of 19 are diagnosed with it in the United States every year. That translates to a total of 42 children every school day; one every 36 minutes; the equivalent of two average size classrooms. It’s a word all parents fear; a word... Read more »

Honored at Wrigley Field: Home of Chicago Cubs

From left to right: Steve, Me, Mom & Grandpa
My Previous Post > “GM Our Town, Our Heroes: Escalade Hybrid the Lap of Luxury” I nearly fell off the couch when I read the email: Chevrolet Invites You to a Chicago Cubs Game To thank you for being a Hero, we would also like to honor your good work by recognizing you on the field…... Read more »

Relay for Life- American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society’s signature event is their ‘Relay For Life‘ which Mt. Prospect hosted last weekend “to celebrate those who have battled cancer, to remember loved ones lost, and to fight back against this disease. Each year, more than 3.5 million people in 5,000 communities in the United States gather to take part in this global... Read more »

Make-A-Wish: Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas

A Quick Group Picture Before Nicole and Katie Left.
My Last Blog > “Art Collection for Your Children“ Last September when Atia turned three years old, our child life specialist referred us to the Make-A-Wish foundation. Within weeks, three wish granters – Dina, Katie and Nicole – came over to our house for the initial meeting; they were kind, full of energy and donned smiles from... Read more »

When Mother's Day Became MY Day

My Previous Blog > “Let’s Go Fly A Kite!” Mother’s Day has always been a special day in my family. When we were younger, my sister and I celebrated my mom as best we could. We didn’t always have the money to buy amazing gifts or take her to delicious brunches; instead, we made homemade... Read more »

Let's Go Fly a Kite!

Let the meltdown commence.
My Previous Blog > “Poopy Cramps” As I was browsing around the ChicagoNow website, I stumbled across a blog post about Mayor Daley’s Kids and Kite’s Festival in Chicago. I’d never been, but the author of Wee Windy City, Caitlin Giles said it was one of her favorite spring activities. So, I wanted to give... Read more »

The Craigslist Babysitter

Loves avocado!
My Previous Blog Entry > “Can You Say Chimpanzee? This is a Big Word!” It’s not lost on me how fortunate I am to be a stay-at-home mom; I am very aware and thankful every day. As you may remember, when I returned to work after Atia’s birth, it broke my heart to leave her in someone... Read more »

Can You Say Chimpanzee? This is a Big Word!

My Previous Blog > “Thank You For The Music” As you may know, Atia is included in the new 2010 Your Baby Can Read infomercial, but what you may not know is that she was discovered right here on Ay, Mama! On April 6, 2010 I wrote a blog entitled, Back in the Hospital documenting... Read more »

Thank You for the Music

Everyone enjoys playing with the toy house.
My Previous Blog >“Behind the Scenes” Along our journey, the unexpected kindness from strangers has touched us deeply, but so have our friends, family and acquaintances’ amazing gifts of time, talent, love and support. Everyone has selflessly given in hopes of easing our struggles and bringing happiness into our lives. Ms. Lindsay is no exception;... Read more »