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Me with two of my dearest friends and my brother-in-law, June 2010





My baby reading a book to his cousin. He has cowlicks that won't quit, poor kid. Christmas 2009





My mom, my daughter, and me, with my older son in the background getting ready to throw a snowball!



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I am a Catholic homeschooling mom of three beautiful kids - well, the oldest two are in college now so only my baby is left at home with me (except in the summers). My baby, who is thirteen, was diagnosed with medulloblastoma (brain cancer) in March of 2013. Since then he has undergone two major surgeries and six weeks of radiation. He is currently nearing the end of forty-eight weeks of chemotherapy. His treatments have pretty well taken over my life right now. I myself am a breast cancer ...
I am a Catholic homeschooling mom of three beautiful kids - well, the oldest two are in college now so only my baby is left at home with me (except in the summers). My baby, who is thirteen, was diagnosed with medulloblastoma (brain cancer) in March of 2013. Since then he has undergone two major surgeries and six weeks of radiation. He is currently nearing the end of forty-eight weeks of chemotherapy. His treatments have pretty well taken over my life right now. I myself am a breast cancer survivor, and I have degenerative arthritis in my hip, which makes walking painful. Other than that, I am pretty healthy, for which I am extremely grateful. I have to be in good shape myself to take care of my son. But I am not doing the best at losing weight at the moment.
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Member Since: 3/9/2009

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My Goals:
Right now my goals are to incorporate small healthy changes. One other goal is to be able to exercise without severe pain in my hip...not sure if that is feasible with my arthritis.

My Program:
Right now I am just trying to eat more fruits and vegetables, plus walking as much as I can without pain.

Personal Information:
I am originally an Army brat and have lived in quite a few places. Right now I am in Texas, at least for a while. I have three kids, ages 23, 20, and 13. My degrees are in chemistry, but right now I am concentrating on raising my children.

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Strength of character isn't always about how much you can handle before you break, it's also about how much you can handle after you've broken.

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CLAIREINPARIS
4/7/2014 1:56:48 AM

emoticon It makes me laugh that here snails are seen as rather lovely creatures, and still we eat them, but in the USA you find them gross, but you don't eat them!!!
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BROOKLYN_BORN
4/1/2014 8:56:58 AM

Thank you for your comment on my blog. In this era of biggest loser and fast results, gradualism doesn’t get enough attention or credit. That "strength training" guy used to consider himself quite an expert about what everyone else should do.



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BLITZEN44
3/23/2014 11:23:03 PM

"Down with jeans!" Very punny! If yoga pants looked half as good tucked into a pair of tall boots, all my jeans would be long gone. emoticon



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BLITZEN44
3/22/2014 6:19:39 PM

David Thorne is another good internet humorist. Not for sensitive types who are easily offended though. He's got a bit of a mouth on him, not unlike HAAH girl, and he likes using his creative wit to mess with people. Anyway, he was another one I read straight through, non-stop. Filled my laugh tank to the top. The guy's a punk, but he's hilarious!



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ALEXSGIRL1
3/22/2014 5:37:48 PM

thanks for reading my blog have a great weekend



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