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Alicia D
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Writer. Doctorate of psychology. Mother of four girls, one with severe and multiple disabilities. Triathlete. Breast Cancer Survivor.
Writer. Doctorate of psychology. Mother of four girls, one with severe and multiple disabilities. Triathlete. Breast Cancer Survivor.

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tHERsDay: Prepping for Prom
Tomorrow will be CB's last prom.  It will close a week of flying solo on the home front. A busy week filled with work, multiple doctors appointments for me and CB, after school activities, middle school orientation, buying and returning 600 prom dresses tha...

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Weekend Wrap-Up: Mother's Day
One more year, one more great Mother's Day. Can you believe I've been a Mom for almost 21 years? That's a lot of Mother's Days under my belt, and I look forward to many more to come. After a week's worth of clouds and rain, the skies turned blue and the sun...

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The One Who Made Me A Mom
Today I attended a sweet Mother's Day Luncheon at CB's school. Our last school luncheon, as my "senior" is graduating this June! It's a year of "last times," and a year of new adventures. I will miss this stuff. How lucky am I that I get to do these things ...

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Dear Cancer, Bite Me. A 1-Year Anniversary Post
Today, May the Fourth, marks my "One Year Cancer Survivor" anniversary. I don't know how these anniversaries technically work, but this is the day I selected. I didn't want to pick the day I was diagnosed, since that day was a total buzzkill. Not feeling li...

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Science Geeks
The girls nerded out this year and did their school science fair project together. The best part? They did it TOGETHER which was awesome. Tink is in fourth grade and Pink in sixth, so I was worried they might want to do their own separate thing. But they we...

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Queen of the Hill, The Sequel
After I learned what my course of treatment would be for breast cancer and got my timeline nailed down, the first thing I did was sign up for a triathlon. Okay, two. Two weeks ago, I raced the Brian Ballard with three of my girls and though I had a tough ti...

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Weekend Wrap Up: Running Together
Each year our town holds a local 5K called the Trick Or Trot. This was the first 5K I ran years ago. It was the first 5K Pink ran at the age of 8. Now, it was Rella's turn, at age 7, to run it. She was joined by Tink (who had run HER first 5K earlier this F...

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Goodbye 2015, Hello 2016!!
 Happy New Year!!  Wow, another year down. We celebrated by going to a friend's annual family party that starts in the afternoon then by evening, we all head over to the town's First Night. There are great shows and lots of music and people. We saw The Tram...

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Birthday In The Big Easy
I've never been to New Orleans. So, when Dr. Fabulous had a conference there, I had to go with him to check out the food, music, and nightlife. I mean, you just HAVE to, right? Bonus, it was going to be the week of my birthday so it was a perfect way to cel...

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Weekend Wrap-Up: Our Last First Holy Communion
Well, we had our last little girl celebrate her First Holy Communion. It was, like all the "last times," a little bittersweet. But to her? It was all sweet. We had a super busy week, stuff after school until about 9:00 pm every night that week... which is b...
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