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The Curious Eating Habits Of A Boy In Treatment

January 14, 2014
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When Little Dude began treatment about seven months ago, the doctors warned us that his eating habits may change. In fact, they told us a story about one little boy who would only eat one thing for the entire course of his year-long treatment: Cool Ranch Doritos. His mother had to buy it in caseloads […]

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How My Family Became Netflix Addicts

January 8, 2014
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I suppose it all started with the show, “Orange Is The New Black.” I kept hearing everyone rave about it and a friend of mine pleaded with me to watch it already. When I searched Apple TV (our go-to TV/Movie watching system), I couldn’t find it. That’s when I discovered it was only available on […]

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What Our Holiday Card Could Have Looked Like (Rated R version)

December 29, 2013
English: New Year card

As many of you know, 2013 was a really crappy year for our family. I hesitated to even send out holiday cards this year, because the past eight months have been rough. A huge loss followed by a shocking diagnosis — not exactly the year I wanted to remember. However, taking the holiday photo of […]

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Welcome to Miami…Lebron James, Here We Come!

December 11, 2013

  Yes, it’s actually happening…Little Dude’s Make-A-Wish to meet Lebron James was granted! Thank you to EVERYONE who helped make this happen…including my readers who tweeted out our plea, my friends who made calls or sent emails to their “connections” on our behalf, and of course to the Miami Heat and Make-A-Wish, who are about […]

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Barf All You Want, I Can Handle It

November 26, 2013
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You know how when your kid has a stomach virus and is constantly throwing up and every time he or she makes the barf noise, you feel the bile rise in your stomach and think you might puke yourself? Yeah that. And sometimes, it’s so nauseating to listen to that you just have to leave […]

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Yesterday, I Met Wonder Woman

November 19, 2013
Wonder Woman Covers

I recently published a post about our experience in waiting rooms and how they can mean more than just waiting. In case you missed it, click here to read it. The reason why I am bringing it up again, is that just yesterday, one of the other moms in the waiting room struck up a […]

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Why I Entered The Tom The Turkey Photo Contest (And Why You Should Vote For Me)

November 15, 2013

There’s this wild turkey that’s been roaming around our town Larchmont for months now. That’s him to the left…He has become a town icon, almost a hero, as he parades around our community like he belongs here and wants to stay forever (and especially past Thanksgiving). It wouldn’t be that odd to see a wild […]

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Waiting Rooms Can Mean More Than Just Waiting

November 14, 2013

Waiting rooms are the ultimate place for people-watching. Little Dude and I have spent and continue to spend A LOT of time in hospital waiting rooms. He mostly has his head down, buried in my iPhone, playing one of his favorite apps. Sometimes I am similarly plugged in, looking down at my iPad, and passing […]

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Thoughts On Being A Good Dad

November 12, 2013

Oh Boy Mom is honored to be one of the featured moms on Daddy Doin’ Work today, where he invited us to share our thoughts on what we think it takes to be a good dad…Check out what I said about Oh Boy Dad, who is usually under the radar when it comes to my […]

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10 Phrases I Never Thought I’d Hear My 9-Year Old Say

November 7, 2013
Complete blood count

When you are suddenly thrown into the medical world of tests, treatment, and medications, you become a very quick learner. As a parent, I had no choice but to decipher what a hemacrit of 20 meant and whether a neutrophil count of 0.5 was low. I never expected Little Dude — at the age of […]

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Going Through A Tough Time? Nothing Feels Better Than Helping Others

October 31, 2013
Scary Mommy Nation

If you’ve been reading my blog for the past six months, you’d know it’s been a crappy year for me. Crappy doesn’t even scratch the surface. It’s been awful, sad, and devastating, followed by more awful, sad, and devastating “stuff.” I won’t recap if you haven’t been following along, but take my word for it: […]

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