September 2017

Double Mastectomy: The First 5 Days

I’ve never felt such pain, panic, fear, and devastation after waking from my double mastectomy. It’s hard to even put into words. Here’s what to expect for the first 5 days…

Top 10 Things To Do In Hermosa Beach

Our circus has called Hermosa Beach home for about 25 years, so I like to think we’ve found all of the best spots.  Here are our top 10 things to do in Hermosa Beach in no particular order…

What To Expect After Double Mastectomy: Day 1 and Day 2

Day 1 and 2 post double mastectomy were by far the worst. The pain was unbearable and the anesthesia slowly moved through her body. Read more here…

What To Expect On Double Mastectomy Day

This is ‘Hot Hubby’ taking over the blogging for the day.
Making the decision to have a double mastectomy after a breast cancer diagnosis is terrifying. Here’s what you can expect during surgery…

Top 5 Reasons To Visit Lhasa, Tibet with Kids

Tibet is one of the most interesting places we have ever visited.  We have all seen the oppression from the Chinese government on TV, but to see and witness it first hand was fascinating, if not a little unsettling…

Breast Cancer: 5 tips to survive PET/CT and Bone Scans

“Mom, what does it feel like to be radioactive, is it cool!?!?” – Julian age 10

My oncologist was able to get a baseline PET scan and body scans authorized by my insurance company (yes, the insurance companies often deny these as they are very costly… WTF), to check my whole body for ‘hot-spots’.  Not to be confused with…

10 Reasons You Should Visit Iguazu Falls With Kids

Iguazu Falls are unlike any other waterfall on earth, and straddle the Argentinean and Brazilian border.  Read more to see why Iguazu Falls should be on your bucket list…

Breast Cancer Husband: One Year Later

A unique perspective on cancer recovery from a husband’s point of view. This powerful blog post reflects on the challenges and emotions faced during the journey of recovery after a double-mastectomy…

The Best Reasons to Camp In The Sahara Desert With Kids

Trekking to a camp site in the middle of the Sahara Desert via camel, and sleeping in a tent under the milky way in the dead silence,  was one of the most memorable and magical experiences ever.  Definitely the highlight of our Morocco trip and was literally the stuff movies and dreams are made of…