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  This week's Mama Diary entry features Melissa Keen of KeenMommy.Com. This is a mama who has battled thyroid cancer... not just once, not twice, but FOUR frickin times. She has been open about her journey through her blogs in hopes to encourage others who may be fighting a similar battle. Talk about resiliency! But this time... she's written something so personal and perhaps revolutionary in her own journey. Melissa, you are an incredible person, a strong fighter, and amazing mother. Thank you for sharing your diary. And although you've written something so pure and raw here, something you've only...

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From One Mom To Another: Keep Moving Forward

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Here is our third entry in our Mama Diaries Cancer Series. There is so much respect for this mama and her ability to reclaim her life again. Having two little ones ages three and under is challenging in itself. Having two little ones ages three and under while battling cancer... well, that's a whole other level.  If you're a mother of young children, here's a letter to you... -------------------------  If you saw me walking down the street or met me at the park with my kids, you would have no idea the nightmare I have been thru. It is even...

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It Is Because Of You That I'm Surviving.

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  Our second mama diary entry is of a strong mom currently battling cancer as she's raising her daughter with special needs. Below is a love letter to the one who she feels is saving her life.  --------------------------- Dear sweet pea, You may be too young to understand the definition of strength right now, but I’m here to tell you that YOU are it. I see you every morning with a smile on your face, forgetting that yesterday was one of the toughest days of your life.  Forgetting that you barely ate breakfast because you could hardly sit up straight...

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Dear Mothers with Cancer

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(photo courtesy of @kyrani of Klik Photographic)   [Dear] Mothers with cancer… You may feel confusion knowing you worked so damn hard to have your babies, only to be told this stupid cancer would likely rip you away from them before their young minds could form a real memory of you. You may feel shame when you crumble in front of them and see the worried look in their eyes as they watch their momma cry uncontrollably but know they will always forgive you and you will see their hearts grow. You may get angry knowing these beautiful beings will...

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The Girl I Used to Know

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  We came across this submission and knew we had to share it. It is of a young woman whose best friend is currently going through a violent and abusive relationship. She had just recently found out about this and was shocked to hear how long it's been happening. There is an enormous amount of guilt on her part for not knowing the signs. She so badly wants to be there for her friend but doesn't really know how. So, with a heavy heart, she wrote down her thoughts.  Here is her story... ----------------- Mama Diary #4 I have a...

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