kate-beland

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Article Talk: Column: Helping My Children Grow Strong Through My Cancer
September 29, 2016
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Article Talk: Column: Helping My Children Grow Strong Through My Cancer
September 29, 2016
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Five Ways to Be a Friend to Someone With Cancer
June 18, 2016
I read somewhere that if you really break it down, there are only two emotions that consume the world and all its living beings. These two emotions are like the God and Goddess of which all other feelings, motives and acts stem from: love and fear. If this is the case, I am filled to the rim with both of these, overflowing and with plenty to share with the world and still have enough to have my cup overflow, for good and for bad.

I've referred to cancer as NOT being a journey or adventure or some fun amusement park ride. It is real, gritty and butt-kicking hurtful. But perhaps, on the good days, it reminds me that it's given me more of these two emotions: love and fear. You ...

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Mom's Cancer Diagnosis: Tips for Families With Young Children
March 06, 2016

I had to stay home sick with the flu while my husband took on the role by himself to get all the girls to the mountain for training. At the team lodge, like every weekend, all the ski families were getting booted up, helmets flying around, hand warmers opening up. The buzz of the usual early Saturday morning as a ski family was organized chaos. Out of nowhere, my 7-year-old started to cry and asked my husband: "Is mommy going to die?" 

He told me this later that night in the privacy of our bedroom door. My heart broke just a little more.

This is what cancer does, and it is not fair. My child does not deserve this. Cancer put that fear in her head and stole that piece of her world where ...

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Mom's Cancer Diagnosis: Tips for Families With Young Children
September 29, 2016
Thanks for the comment. I agree

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