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Monday, May 25, 2009

Laugh At Cancer

http://laughatcancer.com/ is a website founded by Crystal Kauffman, who, after surviving cancer, losing loved ones with the disease, and struggling with ongoing pain, decided to build an online support group for “families in need of support and friendship.” 

In addition to providing support for adults dealing with cancer, she also provides help for young people so they can have peer group support and for pet owners mourning the loss of their pets.
Chrystal has instituted an “Honor Wall of Grace” that provides warmth and comfort for loved ones who have lost treasured friends and family member to cancer.

As she writes: “I was so grateful to be a cancer survivor at age 28, but I still had many painful side effects daily. The radiation damage caused my life to change in many ways, due to my inability to walk well. One night, after losing my chemo buddy to cancer, I gained a strong passion to help other cancer patients with their fight and living beyond their diagnosis.”

She shares with stark honesty her struggle to battle this disease: “Honestly, I felt humiliated to be 27 and wearing adult diapers, due to my bladder damage from the aggressive treatment I received. I began using a walker or wheelchair, in order to stay mobile. This decline in my health brought on feelings of depression and worthlessness. After discussing these feelings, my primary care doctor started me on an anti-depressant and referred me to pain management.”

With her grandfather’s support and help, she started the Laugh at Cancer Support Group in Jacksonville, Florida, visiting cancer patients, calling them on the phone, and “meeting” with them on the Internet. “Our mission is to help all families facing cancer's touch and restore hope in families that have been devastated by this disease.”

Why the name, “Laugh At Cancer”? As a cancer victim, Crystal wanted to focus her attention on the celebration of life and abide by her grandfather’s teaching: to laugh when times get rough and never give up on yourself.

Currently in remission, Crystal lives by a simple motto, created with her grandfather, who died of lung cancer June 7, 2007: “Laugh everyday…Drive the cancer blues away!

You can reach Crystal at info@laughatcancer.com Visit her web site here: http://laughatcancer.com

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Confessions of a Psychotic Housewife

Imagine a psychotic Martha Stewart-type of housewife, addicted to shopping and saving money, who lives her life according to the edicts of Murphy's Law. Sounds like a TV sitcom. Close. It's a blog.

A virtual STORM of information, Confessions of a Psychotic Housewife gives its readers more than just opinions. From recipes to reviews to giveaways to rants and more, the blogger of Confessions of a Psychotic Housewife shares deals with her readers and provides links to printable coupons. 

And that's not all – she helps her business mom readers by featuring them and those who sell on Etsy.

With humorous jabs about her husband, who is exceedingly happy that she blogs about everything rather than talk to him about whatever is on her mind, this "Psychotic Housewife" is a joy to read.

If you want to save money and listen to the rants and raves of Storm, read Confessions of a Psychotic Housewife.

Monday, May 18, 2009


I'm not avoiding this blog – just waiting for more information from other bloggers to showcase their blogs. If you happen across this blog and you want to be showcased, let me know. In the meantime, look for postings soon.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Noodling or Noodle-ing

As promised, here is a little blurb about one of the linked blogs to your left.

The writer of this blog is a mommy with two beautiful and talented little girls. She writes about them frequently and even posts photos of them from time to time. She has adorable nick names for them (you'll have to read the blog to find out what they are), and writes about her children, music, love, music, babies, laughter, music, her children, music.

Did I mention music? She attends concerts and writes about them. She listens to music and writes about it. She gives presents of music to her friends. AND soon she will be writing about one of the biggest music events EVER. Stay tuned and get Noodling.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Your Blog Connection

This is a test. This is merely a test.

Not really. It's more than a test. It's an invitation.

The purpose of this blog is to connect with as many blogs as possible WITHOUT advertising its presence (at least at first). I want to find out how many people might randomly attach themselves to this blog. The scope of this blog is about as far reaching as your imagination will take you. 

Connect to this blog and this blog will connect to you. The goal is to support each other in our blogging endeavors.

Oh, one more thing, if you connect to (or follow) this blog, mention of YOUR blog will appear in a blog post at this site pointing people toward your blog.

So follow me and I will follow you.

Your Blog Connection.