MARYJEANSL   70,806
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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.

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

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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
3/22/2014 5:14:00 PM

Thank you so much for your kind words on my blog about my mom and Alzheimer's!
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BLITZEN44
3/22/2014 11:42:00 AM

Yep, discovered Hyperbole and a Half a couple years ago and read everything she wrote from start to finish in one sitting. Her stuff is awesome! Last time I read her though, she had stopped to take a break to write her book so I hadn't seen any of her newer blogs. Thanks for the heads up on where to find some fresh laughs! emoticon



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BROOKLYN_BORN
3/11/2014 9:21:35 AM

Regarding antibiotics in meat for consumption, I also doubt the claim in the NY Times article, although one comment mentioned that heat (cooking) would kill any antibiotic residue. We donít eat any beef, but organic chicken and pork are not easily found around here. Iíll have to try harder.



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BROOKLYN_BORN
3/2/2014 7:17:44 AM

You and I both carefully choose which technology we will adopt Ė those things that will improve our lives not just what is popular with others. My cell phone isnít ďsmartĒ either and I donít do any online banking. I donít mind putting the details of my spark life out there in cyberspace but not financial data.



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BLITZEN44
2/14/2014 10:44:36 PM

Happy early birthday to Danny! My youngest is a Feb baby too... and 90% of the rest of my family are born in Feb as well. It's a busy month. Hope Danny is feeling good enough to enjoy his day and be sure to keep us posted on whatever fun thing you decide to do! emoticon



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