2020 and the first half of 2021 hasn’t been easy for most folks. I’m thankful I didn’t lose my job; however, virtual learning with...
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and we are thrilled to be partnering with Ink to the People to offer our readers an opportunity to join us and more than a dozen City Moms Blog Sister Sites across the country in raising funds for Look Good Feel Better. This organization teaches beauty techniques to people with cancer, helping them manage the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment. The program includes lessons on skin and nail care, cosmetic techniques, and wigs and turbans. The goal is to help people find some normalcy in a life that has ceased to be normal.
Pink is my favorite color. Especially in October, but this wasn't always the case. 8 years ago, my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. The following months and year are, truthfully, a blur to me. I lived every day in fear. I am fortunate to have an extremely close relationship with my mom. She is my best friend. So, when she was diagnosed, naturally fear consumed our lives. I hated seeing her sick and wished I could take all her pain and worry away. There are many forms of breast cancer, and my mom had one of the rare ones. During her journey, I was consumed by every lab test and result that came in. I scoured the Internet for information. I read every website on every treatment and drug they gave her. In those moments, I often failed to step back and admire my mother's strength and courage. Fortunately, my mom defied odds and is now a breast cancer survivor. It took me eight years, but I am now able to reflect back on that time and find good from our situation.