Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Angelina Jolie Reveals She Had Double Mastectomy to Prevent Breast Cancer - ABC News

I can relate to her personal choice of making this decision as I opted for the same surgery because Breast Cancer is scary, especially when it runs so ramp it in your family such as mine.  My Mother, Aunt, Grandmother, and Great Grandmother all had Breast Cancer, so as I parent, you need to think about ways to prevent yourself getting it.  Great decision made Angelina!  I'm so proud of you!  Maybe more people will be more aware of their personal choices.

Angelina Jolie Reveals She Had Double Mastectomy to Prevent Breast Cancer - ABC News

Other women speak out about Angelina Jolie's double mastectomy - a personal, proactive and positive choice

Hi there, I am 42 years old and want to share my very personal story of Breast Cancer in my family with you and anyone who is thinking of undergoing a double mastectomy for preventative purposes.  I myself, like Jolie, opted for a double mastectomy and had a very positive experience, and think every woman out there with a family history of Breast Cancer, should think about their options.

Feel free to contact me,  as am I more than happy to tell you my personal experience in the procedure, the aftermath, and how I am today.  Sending good vibes!

Local woman made same decision as Jolie | Local News - WMUR Home

Thursday, October 25, 2012

The BEST female singers of the 80's! Cast your vote!

All I have to say is there was some pretty stinkin' good music in the 80's!  I think many of us Gen Xer's would deny it in the 90's, but it's somewhat cool again, so we're ok to talk about it.

Ok, here are the choices and remember, you have to pick the one YOU prefer or "preferred" back in the day.

1.  Lisa Loeb or Jane Wiedlin (from the Go-Go's aftermath) - LOVE LISA!  Her lyrics get to the gusto and makes you feel like you really identify with "I DO".

2.  Pat Benatar or Ann Wilson from Heart - This is a tough one for me, but I'm going to go with Ann Wilson, what a set of lungs on her!  Sweet as a bird to strong like a tigress!

3.  Sheena Easton or Olivia Newton-John - Ohhhh, this is another toughie, it's a tie!

Come back and see the newest list, and rate your favorites of the 80's!  Who else do you think should make the list?  Have some say:)

Friday, October 19, 2012

Breast Cancer Story - I Hope My Mom Forgives Me

I am a 41 year old single mother and entrepreneur of 2 fun & feisty girl tweenies.  I love their energy, still so innocent but testing my nerves all the way! For some reason I thought I would parent differently than my strict Mother, so I thought she was.  I had it all figured out, talk calmly and with respect, and incorporate chores into "fun" games!  Oh, those dreams slipped through my fingers...where did they go?  It started out positive?!

I now find myself relaxing over a glass or two of wine while I slave over the stove making them a home cooked meal, instead of what many families on the go do and stop at McDonald's or throw some so called "white meat" chicken nuggets in the oven, with a can of sodium drenched green beans and call it a healthy meal. I want my kids to have some quality & healthier foods dammit!  That's why I take the extra time to make it and create organic garlic chicken meals with fresh steamed broccoli and some type of whole grain pasta.  But as I am fully aware, they just don't get it.  They want those chicken nuggets!  I wishfully think, someday they will get it:)

One of my daughter's, Payton,is 11 ready to get "Martha" any day now and am awaiting the news.  We are so much alike, in that she is stubborn and she wants to learn her way.  Hmmm...sounds like someone I knew at one time. Oh, BTW, I was always grounded for something because my older sister told on me all the time!  What a crack-asaurus, I thought!

With my daughter being 11 now, all of a sudden she feels she is entitled to going to the school dances, getting a Facebook account, and that she is ABSOLUTELY the only kid in 6th grade without an Iphone.  It's not that I can't afford one, it's the principle in that I find nothing positive or constructive comes out of them, except mean girls being mean girls at an early age.  

The kicker is, if I didn't have to repeat myself 20 times for her to put her dishes away, or even flush the toilet after #2, or maybe turn off the light behind herself when she leaves a room, maybe I could give into the school dance, if I must:(.  But seriously, no, seriously I absolutely love to nag her...can you hear the sarcasm ooze from me frothing at the mouth?!

Do you know the feeling of always repeating yourself so many times? That you say to yourself, didn't I just say that?  

I wish my Mom was around to say, "sorry" for all the headaches I put her through growing up and that I get it now:(  She passed away 4 years ago, almost to the day of Breast Cancer. She was my best friend, the first person I would call with good or bad news, my labor and delivery nurse for both of my girls, my rock!  I believe in something after this life, what, I don't know....MOM, I hope you know HOW SORRY I AM.  I Miss you!

At the end of the day, I'm on them for a reason to have values, to respect anyone and everyone, to look someone in the eye when spoken to, to enjoy nature and to get outside and enjoy some fresh air, to think of others besides themselves, and to think outside the box...that's what keeps me going, and I can't wait to see them all grown up someday and to know I brought them up with values.  But most importantly, with a sense of humor as life is too short.  That is one thing they are incredible at, humor!:)  I hope they got that trait from me....Hmmmm....

Does anyone know where I'm coming from?



Tuesday, October 16, 2012

The Real Kennebunk Gossip

Dear John Letters On The Way

I just recently returned from my family vacation this past weekend from Kennebunk, Maine.  It was planned out this past spring so that we all could enjoy some breath taking fall foliage and cooler weather.

Boy, what a quaint New England town.  Plenty of pumpkins, bird watching off the coast, and molting old oak tree's mounted perfectly along the sides of the weathered backroads.  What we didn't expect was the Kennebunk gossip while taking a stroll into town almost every day to enjoy some good ol' seafood, visiting the local businesses and gift shops, and I might add a nice "treat myself" massage.  We heard gossip everywhere we went!

The locals are really chatting it up, and mainely (haha) the women!  This really isn't a laughing matter in all honesty.  I heard all kinds of stories from women in the area that the local doctors and lawyers phones have been ringing off the hook and for good reason!

Apparently, for "supposedly" some financially intelligent businessmen, they are a bunch of dummies!  Some of these men are most likely so arrogant, they probably did not think they would ever get caught in a soon to be Lifetime movie about a Zumba instructor running a prostitution operation in a small New England town where money talks and old school rules apply.

Money obviously buys sex (no pun intended), but most likely not in the case of keeping the "Johns" name hush hush in the community.  Honestly, I feel it's about time that money can't buy respect!  Many of these wives in the area have been sweating bullets from what I was told, hoping and praying that their "Dear John" won't be receiving a letter from them personally.

It's not all about running to the lawyers and filing for divorce and getting the summer home, the BMW, financial investments, and the fancy family Poodle, it's about embarrassment and family pride!  I feel for the women, children and families that will soon be affected.  Hopefully, any soon to be movies will keep this in mind!