September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month


  While interviewing Debbie about her ovarian cancer this week, I found out a very interesting fact – people from Dorchester, MA don’t have tear ducts. That’s right, they are one tough bunch. I tried to get her to cry, but no go. Granted, she found out she had ovarian cancer 4 years ago, she’s […]

Human of the Week – A Regular Guy

Human of the Week, Officer Down

As you know, picking the Human of the Week is a chore for me. Before I talked to Jeff I had decided that I would pick law enforcement as the collective Human of the Week. After I talked to Jeff, I wasn’t so sure. I spent an emotionally difficult week thinking about this story and […]

The Aftermath of a Police Shooting

Officer Down

  When I contacted Jeff for his interview, he was reserved and a bit on the dry side. Despite my attempts to make him adore me like everyone else, he had a barrier around him. I was a bit disappointed because I thought by some cosmic connection, he would immediately sense who I was and […]

$500 Sweet September Cash Giveaway

$500 cash

  Welcome to the $500 Sweet September Cash Giveaway! We have joined forces with a fantastic group of bloggers to bring you this great giveaway. One lucky person will win $500 cash. Enter to win $500 cash via PayPal. Christmas is coming! Get your cash here! Complete the tasks below to earn entries into this […]

Win $500 in Reebok’s Fall Fitness Giveaway!


**This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. Who’s more fit than me? Okay, lots of people, but that’s not the point! The point is you want to get fit and look good doing it! Or you can just look good, like me! Reebok agrees and […]

Leukemia Warrior Gets Human of the Week


Yesterday, I told you Bella was awaiting CAT scan results for a lump that was growing in her throat. Luckily, it was just a swollen lymph node. Powerful statement – “just a swollen lymph node”. Nothing is just anything when your child is battling a deadly disease. Everything becomes a potential set-back, a sleepless night […]

Bella’s Battle With Leukemia


It always starts out simply, a cold, minor body aches or the flu. As parents, we don’t want to push the panic button but we have a responsibility to our kids. When Isabella had a fever of 103.5 2 weeks after recovering from pneumonia, her parents rushed her to the ER. Two days later, on […]

Not Everything You Read About The Police Is True

police brutality

      I’m not a historian, professor, politician or reporter. I am a middle-aged (ugh), white female whose family contains 3 police officers by marriage. What I am about to say may have no merit to you, but it does to me. Maybe I haven’t looked hard enough, but I have yet to see […]

Living in the Garden of Depression

Robin Williams Depression

  Robin Williams died today in what is being called an ‘apparent suicide’ after battling severe depression recently. It is shocking, sad and in some ways, disturbing. After all, Robin Williams committed suicide. I usually don’t pay much attention to celebrity deaths, as far as I am concerned they are just people, nothing more or less special than […]