Living with Dying: Thoughts on friendship and cancer

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when cancer complicates body image and parenting

When cancer complicates body image and parenting

Body image is a critical issue when raising young girls. When mom’s body image is complicated by cancer, things get interesting.

Lisa Bonchek Adams

Lisa Bonchek Adams

It has been almost exactly 5 years since my world was turned upside down with the words “It’s cancer.” In those years, there have been many things that sustained me: my family, my friends. I know I’ve written extensively about how my girls in YSC have held me up and helped me keep it together. …

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When Gratitude is Difficult

There have been times, oh so many times, when the thought of compiling a list of things for which to be grateful was a little more than I could bear. Those are moments when gratitude is difficult.

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How to Juggle Cancer and Parenting

  When I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010, one of the first things I did was head straight to the book store. I was looking for a book that would tell me how to juggle cancer and parenting my infant daughter. I didn’t find anything that provided helpful information or practical steps I could take …

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