I Need Peace

For only the second time in three weeks (if I’m remembering correctly – and I may not be!), Jack is at school. It feels like a major accomplishment! Just yesterday he was complaining about abdominal pain and difficulty breathing, but…

When Self-Care Comes In Second

Jack is back to school! It’s his second week, in fact. And it’s his fifth day making it to class. Yesterday was picture day and he was told by the photographer that he looked like Harry Potter, which made him…

Waiting and Watching

Two weeks ago, Jack was admitted to the hospital with a fever of 102.7 – his first in about a year. Maintenance had been going so smoothly that it was quite the surprise. Even more surprising – the hospital stay…

How to Help Someone With Cancer

I’ve written before offering tips for caring for a child with cancer, but as I’ve had more friends and acquaintances receive a cancer diagnosis, I thought I would broaden the suggestions a bit. These do not apply just to cancer…

Tips for Caring for a Kid with Cancer

When Jack was diagnosed with Leukemia, I looked for tips on how to prepare our household for the journey ahead. I didn’t find much in the way of practical tips, so I’ve made my own list in the hopes that…