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Mothering With Cancer

I'm Gwen, mother to two boys, Colby and Benji. I have been married to my husband, who is in the Army, for 11 years. I am currently fighting Breast Cancer and trying to figure out how to take care of myself and my family during this whole ordeal.

I would love to hear from other Moms fighting cancer. I hope to share helpful tips and stories that will encourage moms with cancer that a diagnosis doesn't mean life is over. 

 

You can follow my story at Mothering With Cancer or CBSMom.com.

 

  • Nose Art: R.I.P. Squirrels & Turtles

    During both World Wars, pilots used “nose art” to share their pride in their planes.  They would paint pictures of women, animals, faces, etc. on the nose of their planes.  Many also included flags of the enemy nations to show how many enemy planes the pilot had shot down.   After...

  • Broken Legs Are Stupid

    This has been a busy month for us. We’ve been winding down from a great school year and getting ready for a fun summer with the family.  Last Saturday we were having a family dinner at my parents’ place. Riding the ATV, eating BBQ, and playing in the woods. At...

  • Try This Selfie #CancerFighterSelfie

    Yesterday, I shared with you my feelings on the #nomakeupselfie. Lots of you agreed, some of you didn’t, and the best part was it started a conversation. After talking with one of my friends, we decided we need a hashtag to show amazing cancer fighters.  Let’s see if we can...

  • Slacktivism and #nomakeupselfie

    This trend of #nomakeupselfie has been amazing for Cancer Research UK.  So far they’ve received £8 million, which will fund 10 new clinical studies. However, the posts I’ve seen in my own social media feeds aren’t exactly clear about how they donated to research or what a no make up selfie...

  • Worrying About Cancer, One Day a Month

    January 2014 was one year since my last chemo treatment. Technically, I am cancer free, but I still don’t feel completely free of the cancer and the lasting impacts on my body and mind. I visit a doctor every three months so they can check my blood and make sure...