Kim’s “My Favorites” Party

October 27, 2021 | Danielle | Writing | 0

Hey Friends, What a year. Our house is personally still in a flurry of activity after a crazy past few months. I’m not sure how I feel about the holidays kicking off in only 5 WEEKS! Although life has been pretty nuts as of late, my ability to plan ahead and organize has come in…

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Finding the Words

September 21, 2021 | Danielle | Family | 0

The past few months have been some of the hardest of my life, which is saying a lot since I’ve faced colon cancer twice. My health’s been great, and my family’s still in-tact. But we’ve faced a lot of other stuff, hard stuff, and I’ve got very few words to show for it.  This blog…

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Here Comes Survivorship

June 4, 2021 | Danielle | Cancer Survivorship | 1

You know, after living through a global pandemic—something I could have never imagined I’d write in my lifetime—I’ve got a lot of things on my mind. I’ve been reminded over the past few days that to process the tough stuff of life, I’ve often turned to blogging. I’ve not usually been one who can blog…

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Lead Well – For leaders who feel squirmy about leading

February 10, 2021 | Danielle | Lead Well | 0

Real life lessons on leadership from a millennial mom writing all of this down for her Gen Z daughter. I truly believe my 10 year old daughter can become president of the United States if she wants to. She’s got a lot of gusto despite the shyness she’s developed due to (what I believe) is…

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The year that didn’t go as planned

December 30, 2020 | Danielle | Cancer Survivorship | 2

Do you remember the sweet taste of nostalgia we were experiencing this time last year? I do. I was one of those people who dug up pictures and journal entries from as early as 2010 and posted some highlights from the decade. A few of the highlights, like becoming a parent, accepting a dream job,…

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Colonoscopy #15 – the 2020 edition

November 30, 2020 | Danielle | Colon Cancer | 2

Hey friends, my 2020 colonoscopy brought good news. Here’s the rundown of how COVID-19 affected it, the prep, the actual procedure  and recovery! COVID-19 Colonoscopy I hope this will be the only colonoscopy I undergo while Covid-19 is running the world. I’m realistic and understand that it takes time to fight a global pandemic but…

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Passing the Baton on National Adoption Month

November 1, 2020 | Danielle | Adoption | 0

Here’s why this will be my final post for National Adoption Month unless my daughter chooses otherwise.  Ten years ago in November 2010, I excitedly opened my laptop and began pecking away on a post that would announce big news: We were adopting! In a world that was saturated with creative pregnancy announcements and surprise…

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Big Earrings – A Devotional

October 23, 2020 | Danielle | Devotionals | 0

Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise. Proverbs 13:20a When I was six years old, I got my ears pierced for the first time. I remember the moment well—while sitting in the tall chair, feet dangling below, I felt both excitement as I picked out new studs and anxiety because of the ear gun. My…

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An Incredible Virtual Book Launch

October 22, 2020 | Danielle | Writing | 0

How pivoting book launch plans for my memoir, Blush, in 2020 and turning the celebration into a virtual book launch party turned out to be even better than I’d hoped. Here’s what we did, why we still hosted a party, and lots of pictures showing how it turned out. Fellow writers launching a book during…

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