Tag: Cancer Sucks

The CLEAN Everything offers local, homemade and natural products

The CLEAN Everything offers local, homemade and natural products
I’m always in search of the perfect natural deodorant and am delighted to have discovered local The Clean Everything.  Jen Cohen is a fellow suburban mom and coincidentally, we discovered, graduated from the same college the same year. Jen started the journey of searching for healthier alternatives for everyday products when she came across a study that... Read more »

What I am reading: Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life

What I am reading: Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life
The recently deceased Chicago author, Amy Krouse Rosenthal’s Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life sat on my coffee table for close to a week waiting to be read. Life is busy.  Last night I eyed the book while instead of reading was dealing with dinner, kids, driving, homework, reading, emails and at about 10:30 p.m. I finally got... Read more »

A breast cancer survivor speaks on kindness

A breast cancer survivor speaks on kindness
Two years ago this fall, a mom of a girl in my daughter’s class, Heather, came over for yoga.  She was nervous, sick and fragile when she arrived, but after our hour she was confident, strong and now my friend. She wrote these eloquent words on Facebook today and I found them to be relatable and... Read more »
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What I am reading: When Breath Becomes Air

What I am reading: When Breath Becomes Air
Last week I had a day where I was feeling sorry for myself. My husband was working long hours, the kids each were struggling with their own little, but big in their minds, issues, my to-do list was very long and the dog got into the garbage and coffee grinds were peppered throughout my kitchen... Read more »

Donna Day: Donate to pediatric cancer

Donna Day: Donate to pediatric cancer
Today is Donna Day.  Once a year  (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015) we honor Donna and raise money to prevent others’ from losing children to pediatric cancer, like my friend Sheila. More children are lost to cancer in the U.S. than any other disease—in fact, more than many other childhood diseases combined. Donna Quirke Hornik was a beautiful little... Read more »

Donna Day 2015: Please Donate to End Pediatric Cancer

Donna Day 2015: Please Donate to End Pediatric Cancer
For those of you that are long time readers, you know about Donna.  I write about Donna at least once a year, but I think about her very often. I spent some time looking through photos of my friend Sheila’s daughter Donna and thought about what I wanted to tell you about this beautiful big sister... Read more »
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