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Cancer Parenting

Just Keep Breathing: Coping With the Loss of a Young Adult Child to Cancer

Pat Taylor | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Pat Taylor

What I did to keep breathing is different from what someone else will choose to do. I think that is the key word: choose. We can either choose to follow our child into the grave or learn to live without them. Live or die? Cancer stole their young lives... will it steal yours, too?

Cancer With a Toddler in the House: Why Some Rules Just Don't Apply

Jeff Sirlin | Posted 05.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Jeff Sirlin

Parenting is hard. Parenting a toddler is especially hard. Parenting a toddler while going through six months of chemotherapy is indescribable.

Telling Your Children About Cancer

Dan Duffy | Posted 04.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Dan Duffy

A golden rule that we learned in kindergarten is still a golden rule: Honesty is the best policy. Both of my boys, ages 6 and 4, know that I had cancer, and they know that I have to get checked every year to make sure that it doesn't come back.

Reclaiming Christmas: A Mother's Story

Pat Taylor | Posted 02.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Pat Taylor

The holidays can be a difficult time for those of us who have lost a loved one to cancer. Cancer can take away all the joyful child-like innocence and magic of Christmas, if we let it. Can such a fathomless hole in the heart ever be filled? Yes, I believe it can be... eventually.