Childhood cancer

Why We Are Donating Our Son’s Umbilical Cord Blood (After Storing it for 13 Years)

January 25, 2017
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[NOTE: I used the least gross picture of an umbilical cord that I could find.] When I was pregnant with Big Dude back in 1997, I didn’t know anything about umbilical cord blood and why people might pay to store it. However, when I was pregnant again two years later, I started to hear more about it […]

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A Mom, Her Son and The Hope Of One More

September 14, 2016

As many of you know, the cause I support the most now and always will be to help raise funds for childhood cancer research. Sometimes, however, I like to support fundraising for happy reasons too and this one is a goodie. The woman I am about to tell you about has photographed my children on […]

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3rd Annual Alex’s Lemonade Stand: Why We Do This

June 7, 2016
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For the 3rd year in a row, we are holding our Alex’s Lemonade Stand fundraiser to raise money for a cause that means SO much to us: childhood cancer. Middle Dude and I are getting ready to make our homemade lemonade and we hope you’ll be eager to drink a cup either in person or online and help us raise […]

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Middle Dude’s 2nd Annual Alex’s Lemonade Stand

June 8, 2015
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  It’s that time of year again…lemonade time! It also means it’s time to raise money for a very important cause: childhood cancer. Middle Dude and I are already preparing to make our homemade lemonade (with a little help from Ina Garten’s recipe) and we hope you’ll be ready to drink a cup and help […]

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Drinking Lemonade and Fighting Childhood Cancer…………One Cup At A Time

June 3, 2014
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If you’ve been reading my blog over the past year, you’d know I’ve changed its focus a bit. The humor is still there (I hope), but the subject is serious — childhood cancer. That phrase went from something we thought only happened to other people’s kids to suddenly invading our family and turning our world […]

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