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Looking Back: Christmas 2015

December 25, 2015. Christmas!!! We had a great Christmas this year, both kids were so excited about everything, and we were all so happy to be home, celebrating together. Our day started off with breakfast and stockings! Then, we opened presents and relaxed all morning. Ben’s family and my dad came over for lunch and more… Continue reading Looking Back: Christmas 2015

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Childhood Cancer Advice- 10 Gift Ideas

As we have been navigating this journey of Phoenix’s cancer diagnosed and treatment, we have been given so many wonderful gifts from so many generous family and friends.  I thought it might be helpful to share some of these gift ideas for any of you going through something similar to be able to share with… Continue reading Childhood Cancer Advice- 10 Gift Ideas

Christmas · family · Family Fun · holidays · Uncategorized

Looking Back: Christmas Eve 2015

December 24, 2015. Christmas Eve, one of my favorite days of the year!  I love all of the excitement, the family time, the traditions.  We always spend Christmas Eve at home:  lounging in our pajamas, decorating cookies, watching Christmas movies, and taking an evening walk around the neighborhood to see the Christmas lights.  After the… Continue reading Looking Back: Christmas Eve 2015

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Looking Back: My 33rd Birthday

December 21, 2015. It is so hard now to look back on any events before January 3, 2016, when the whole journey with Phoenix’s diagnoses and treatment began.  It is hard, because it feels overwhelming to think that his body was beginning something so big. Hard to know that we will never again experience life… Continue reading Looking Back: My 33rd Birthday

Childhood Cancer · Neuroblastoma · Packing for the Hospital · Uncategorized

Childhood Cancer Advice- Some surprisingly helpful items to bring to the hospital

Mini broom and dustpan– Strange, I know, but this little guy has been so helpful in keeping our room clean while in the hospital.  Housekeeping only comes in once per day, and when you are living in a small space with a toddler, there will be crumbs everywhere.  I bring this small broom and dustpan with… Continue reading Childhood Cancer Advice- Some surprisingly helpful items to bring to the hospital