Posts tagged "Mary Tyler Mom"

How to do girl's night out right

How to do girl's night out right
A couple of years ago, I told my friend D about Donna’s Cancer Story. I encouraged him to read it. D told me that he just could not read it. At the time, his son Q was only two years old. “It’s too upsetting,” he claimed, “I just don’t think I can take it.” I... Read more »

Strive for balance and remember Donna

I don’t know when, but sometime in the past five years that I’ve been blogging, I know that several times I referred a poem about balance that my mom had on the refrigerator for years. I’m pretty sure she took it down and pictures of grandchildren were put up in its place. I meant to... Read more »

Defending God and doing good things

The following is a re-post of a blog from September of 2011, soon after I became involved with St. Baldricks. I love hosting events and meeting people, and despite the pain it gives me to hear the stories of childhood cancer, it’s an honor to be able to DO something, even if it’s not much.... Read more »

10K Training - A Truly Scary Story

Liars can fib about just about anything and everything, but they can’t be dishonest about whether or not they have actually trained for a run, especially in the light of day when they are at the actual starting line in the blistering hot sun, two seconds away from starting a race. I am a poet,... Read more »

ZOOMA Women's Race Series Chicago 2013 - Nikki's couch to 10K adventure

I used to run no less than 20 miles per week. During this time, I also smoked no less than a pack of cigarettes a day. I remember finishing a long run through and plunking down in the sunshine with a smoke and a coke. Weird. Eventually I quit smoking. And running. I miss both... Read more »

The Winner's Circle

THANK YOU TO ALL WHO MADE ME LAUGH UNTIL I CRIED. Your participation in response to my blog post, was much appreciated! I can’t even tell you how much I laughed and I can’t stress how completely and totally impossible it would have been for me to decide the winners on my own, so thank... Read more »

Sources say it's Donna Day - The facts about getting the facts straight when it comes to funding for pediatric cancer research

One of these girls is not like the other. Donna Atia There was a time when they were very much alike, so very much. But cancer changed that. Today, Atia is alive and cancer free (YOU GO ATIA! KEEP LIVING BABY!). I desperately wish I could say the same about Donna. Donna died in 2009,... Read more »

Can anger be used for good? This potty mouth mom says YES!

Kenny Chesney. His voice is like buttah. He could sing a song about how much he likes to slowly dismember puppies and kittens with rusty safety scissors and it would still make my heart squishy and my lady parts tingly. But that’s not what this blog is about. Last night when I was driving home... Read more »

Don't slaughter the messenger: Moms (and dad) bloggers discuss having it all

For some people, name dropping is saying things like, “So the other day, me and Beyonce were laughing about….” OR “Oh, so I forgot to tell you that I bumped into Michelle Obama when I was at The White House and….” OR “When I was at Whole Foods the yesterday buying organic lemon grass juice... Read more »

Moms who drink, swear and CARE- Kicking pediatric cancer's ASS

“How can you possibly write such terrible things about being a parent? What is wrong with you? As a parent who has lost a child, I am offended by how ungrateful and clueless you are.” Name withheld That email message wasn’t so much fun to receive. In the early days of Moms who drink and... Read more »