September 19, 2013



Well, Mamas.  I made it.  I'm more than a week past my first chemo treatment, and tomorrow marks the day that all major side-effects should abate.  (Theoretically, of course.) 

Happy, happy Friday.  

I feel like I've earned the weekend.  Chemo sucks.  I've been writing quite a bit over on my personal blog, so if you want any of the gory details, that's the place to go.  Kay E, this one is for you. xo


Now let's talk about fun stuff:


Did you know that there was a lingerie fashion week back in August?  Yeah, neither did I.  But I love that one of the runway shows was You! Lingerie's maternity and nursing line.  Yay for sexy nursing bras.


Christie from Childhood 101 just released a book called Time to Create: Hands-On Explorations in Process Art for Young Children.  Childhood 101 is my go-to place for play ideas and inspiration, so I'm excited to check out her book. She's broken it out into sections for Drawing, Painting, Sculpting, etc. but what I'm most excited about is this:   

Time to Create also includes tips for fostering creativity, advice for choosing the right art project, suggestions for minimising the mess, ideas for making space to create and for choosing and organising art materials.

God knows I need help "minimizing the mess".  Someday I'll show pictures.  My house, post-art-project, is terrifying


My friend Julie just sent me this amazing terrarium from Twig, and it made me sob and sob and sob (in the best possible way).  That lone figure, holding an 'I LOVE YOU' sign, is like tonic for the soul.  On a funnier note, I might get the Boobies one for Mike's office.   


I found the perfect sweatshirt.  No really.  IT'S PERFECT.  It's thin, drapey, and "bien fait" is a much cooler way of saying 'I did good'.  (One of those french phrases that doesn't translate well.)  You'll see it soon on the blog, but most sizes are already backordered, so if you want one, don't wait. 


Denver Mamas!  Have you heard of Sugar District and Co?  It's an organic bakeshop (started by a rockin' single mom) that delivers.  Place your order by 10PM and voila!  Goodies are baked fresh and delivered the next day.  Jen from Sugar District was nice enough to send out a box of yum last week…and I highly recommend the gluten-free peanut butter brownies.  OMG.


Love Ashley Ann's side-braid tutorial.  No ponytail holder required!


Refinery 29 was styling up some birkenstocks.  Yessssss.


Lastly, this article reminded me of the importance of having patience (especially at bedtime).  But be warned:  it's a tear-jerker.





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  • Julie Bellina
    September 19, 2013

    Funny,I was debating between the boobies one! Thought it was slightly inappropriate for the boys;)But, for Mike…perfect. Congrats on making it past week one!

  • lindsey
    September 19, 2013

    Funny how life sends us messages… Or did you stand by that sign on purpose? I’m inspired by your strength!

  • Chrissy
    September 19, 2013

    Happy Friday 🙂

  • Kari Patterson
    September 20, 2013

    Thanks so much for the link. Many thoughts & prayers your way for this journey! Cheering for you!

  • Erin
    September 20, 2013

    I have full confidence that you could rock this shirt in a very stylish and proud way.
    Hang in there, Chemosabe.

  • Jennifer
    September 20, 2013

    How did I not know you had a family blog? Must have missed that. So glad to hear an update and sending you strength.

  • Maggie
    September 20, 2013

    Thinking good thoughts for strength and peace and you to skate through the remainder. And THANK YOU for the Childhood 101 link – what an AWESOME site!! And, um, yeah, three four and under at art time is….well, hazmat suits wouldn’t seem out of place. 🙂

  • KAS
    September 22, 2013

    Whaaa? You just linked to a Mama who wrote for a couponing blog I used to read! Didn’t know she had a personal blog but I’m sure it is full of wisdom. How do you find this stuff? And yeeess, her article made me cry and hold my loves that much closer today. Great reminder.
    Also, awesome site, Childhood 101, I’ll be frequenting that one too. Thanks!

  • Beth
    September 23, 2013

    Sending you love and more love. So good to see you “back” again. And know that even when you aren’t “live” on the blog- you have bunches and bunches of moms who are sending you love, strength, and support- and lots of healing wishes. xo

  • tara
    September 23, 2013

    You’re so brave! You totally earned the weekend
    That sweatshirt looks awesome.

  • Charissa - The Gifted Blog
    September 23, 2013

    Hi, Shana – I read this post and thought of you. What an incredible story and stylin’ turbans!

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