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Stay off the internet, they said.

It didn't take long to figure out why. When I was diagnosed with Stage 4 Inflammatory Breast Cancer, I wanted to know what to expect. But many of the sources I found online were downright discouraging.

I started writing the Pink Door House to provide a safe place to land for my sisters facing diagnosis, fighting through treatment, and forging on into recovery.

It's real. It's raw. Sometimes it's even a little funny.

Because it's just nice to know someone else is going through it, too.

If you have questions about IBC please don't hesitate to ask. I'm an open book.

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March 17, 2019

"My Mommy doesn't have cancer."

We were two-thirds into our Inheritance of Hope Kendra Scott Legacy Retreat. This retreat was exclusively for families with children who have a parent with metastatic breast cancer. 

Each morning we were divided into small groups, th...

October 1, 2017

October 1st. The starting line of that marathon called Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Though if you were to walk through the Pink Door House right now, you could look around and quickly surmise that October started pushing it's weight around here sometime in mid-Septemb...

August 26, 2017

"What are these two bumps on the front of her?"

Eli was thoroughly inspecting one of his favorite new toys. Jason's folks had scoured the Greater Dallas Area in search of a Wonder Woman action figure... procuring Wonder Woman Collector's Edition Barbie instead.

Close eno...

August 21, 2017

Big news! I am honored to be nominated for a 2017 WEGO Health Award alongside two of my IBC (S)Heroes.


WEGO Health Awards were created to embody the mission of WEGO Health: to empower Patient Leaders. They connect with countless patient advocates,...

August 4, 2017

Instead of my usual two hour drive east, I'm receiving chemo in the local hospital today. The one where I gave birth to Eli three years ago.

In many ways, it all began in this building. 

The sounds from those memories are out of harmony with the IV drip. 

Memories o...

June 4, 2017

I read recently that parenting is simultaneously celebrating accomplishments and milestones, while grieving each stage that is left behind. In the fall, London and Quinn will start kindergarten. May brought with it preschool step closer to those long d...

May 5, 2017

While I was in Spokane nursing my disappointment over the news from my last Echo (more on that here), I got a text from my friend Annie...

Are you interested in having a yard sale at our house next Saturday? Our neighborhood is having one...

Sure, why not? It sounded lik...

April 15, 2017

It's time to be a part of something BIG! The Pink Door House has created a team to raise donations for the IBC Network Foundation's One in a Million campaign.

You can read on below or watch this video....

Here are a few details about the campaign, from The IBC Network Fo...

February 26, 2017

"Umm...why is there a dent in my arm?"
We were both brushing our teeth. Getting ready to face the day. Preschool drop-off. Milk run. Mediating decisions like Octonauts versus My Little Pony.
We live large.
The fleshy part of my arm, just below my elbow, was...

February 25, 2017

Wine. Dice. And....Lash Booster? You can never predict which way the conversation will flow on Ladies' Night. This was our most recent. And why wouldn't it be? A miracle treatment for naturally fuller, longer eye lashes? Because...eye lashes!!

I couldn't help but think,...

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