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Lessons from Friends: The Importance of Vulnerability

Dearest Friend,  Thank you. Thank you for opening up to me about your struggles, your insecurities, your marriage and your life. Thank you for teaching me what vulnerability really means. Thank you for being transparent in a world where so many of us, including myself, are afraid of being authentic and strive to present ourselves […]

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Saying Goodbye to Biological Motherhood

My journey to (biological) motherhood was anything but text book easy. It took about eight months to get pregnant. Once pregnant, I carried eight pounds of EXTRA amniotic fluid. I had back labor. The epidural didn’t touch my labor pains. And after hours of pushing, I was rushed off for an urgent C-section. I spent […]

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Disbelief into Determination: A Peek into my Breast Cancer Journey

Disclosure :: our Breast Cancer Awareness series is sponsored by Baton Rouge General.  Disbelief into Determination: A Peek into my Breast Cancer Journey As I walked outside to find my husband Joe, I think that I was in disbelief that my water was breaking five and 1/2 weeks early. Then again, disbelief had become my new […]

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I Never Liked the Color Pink {My Breast Cancer Journey}

Disclosure :: our Breast Cancer Awareness series is sponsored by Baton Rouge General.  I never liked the color pink, but it is now my color. My breast cancer journey began with a routine mammogram. On my 46th birthday, I was told I needed additional mammograms. I wasn’t worried at all since I’ve done this before for […]

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My Mom Has Breast Cancer and I Feel Helpless

Disclosure :: our Breast Cancer Awareness series is sponsored by Baton Rouge General.  My Mom Has Breast Cancer and I Feel Helpless This is one of those posts that you dread writing – because you know you’re going to have to unpack a lot of the feelings you’re uncomfortable feeling because there’s someone else out there […]

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The Battle Goes On {Ten Years After My Breast Cancer Diagnosis}

Disclosure :: our Breast Cancer Awareness series is sponsored by Baton Rouge General.  Ten years later … this is not what is supposed to happen. The odds were in my favor, or so I thought. Breast cancer journey #2 is in full swing as I write this. But this isn’t where my story started, or […]

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Hidden Scar Surgery {Changing the Lives of Breast Cancer Patients}

Disclosure :: our Breast Cancer Awareness series is sponsored by Baton Rouge General.  Hidden Scar Surgery {Changing the Lives of Breast Cancer Patients} Body image is something women struggle with all their lives – which is why a breast cancer diagnosis is so devastating. Breasts are symbolic of beauty, fertility, motherhood, femininity. For some women, […]

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