Foster Care and Mental Health

May 1, 2022 | Danielle | Family | 0

It’s been nagging at me all week: I should write on my blog. Today when I realized that May 1 kicks off both Foster Care Month and Mental Health Month, I couldn’t ignore the tug any longer. It’s been awhile since I put my fingers to the keys to share a life update. I could…

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10 things to know about getting a colonoscopy

March 28, 2022 | Danielle | Colon Cancer | 0

This post was sponsored by Salix Pharmaceuticals. However, all opinions are my own. It’s March, and you know what that means! Ready for some colorectal cancer awareness? A lot of you know my life has been absolutely crazy lately BUT I can’t let this month pass by without acknowledging my story and encouraging you to…

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Sick on my birthday

December 14, 2021 | Danielle | Writing | 0

Today is my 38th birthday and I’ve been sick as a dog. The only thing I know for sure is that I’ve got another UTI—my second in the past month. The strep, flu and Covid-19 tests have all come back negative so far, so we’re all scratching our heads. My throat feels like it’s on…

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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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