Natural Skin Care Products

Natural Skin Care Products

Before my diagnosis, I led a relatively healthy lifestyle; I ate well, exercised, rarely drank alcohol and never smoked; however, I didn't really put much thought into the skin care products and make-up that I…

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Build Your Own Swing

Build Your Own Swing

I absolutely loved playing on a swing when I was little....who am I kidding, I still love it now LOL!  Anyhoo, my dad (aka Pop) made my sister and I a swing for the backyard…

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Sophia’s Bedroom

Sophia’s Bedroom

Preparing Sophia's bedroom was really great fun for me when I was pregnant.  I don't like clutter and toys all over the house, and I knew I didn't want her bedroom to be super baby-ish…

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Wigs and Cover-Ups

Wigs and Cover-Ups

Simon, and anyone else that knows me, would say that my hair was a bit of a security blanket that I hid behind.  I would agree with this, which is why I wasn't over the…

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Pregnancy & Breast Cancer

Pregnancy & Breast Cancer

Diagnosed Whilst Pregnant WebMD states that “It doesn’t happen often, but sometimes mothers-to-be have breast cancer. Getting pregnant doesn't cause the cancer, although the changes in hormones from the pregnancy can make the disease grow…

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Side Effects from Radiation

Side Effects from Radiation

Similar to the chemotherapy treatment, for me the side effects from the radiation were cumulative.  I had radiation each day during the week and then had the weekend off to recover.  For me, I definitely…

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Side Effects from Chemotherapy

Side Effects from Chemotherapy

I was very lucky not to have too many severe reactions to my treatments.  Whilst I am guilty of down-playing side effects and how I am feeling, my body really did handle the treatments well. …

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Caramel Shortbread

Caramel Shortbread

I found a tin of condensed milk in the larder cupboard so I decided to use it up and make a batch of caramel shortbread as a surprise for Father’s Day.  These are incredibly sweet…

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