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. Read about the first 5 days here…

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.
Sam is in surgery now, and I’ve assumed the controls (insert Dr. Evil laugh here).  It seriously takes an anesthesiologist for me to get a word in. But, if you know her, you know that already…

Top 5 Reasons To Visit Lhasa, Tibet

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 Iguazu Falls Should Be On Your Bucket List

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

When breast cancer decides to pay a visit, it ravages through the whole family.  This is a Guest Post from Hot Hubby written on the one year anniversary of my double mastectomy! I’m pretty sure it’s a coincidence, but it’s really weird. When I turned on Apple Music in the car this morning, what came up “For You” was Jack Johnson’s…

Tips For Camping 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…