Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Ultimate Blog Party 2012

Thought I'd try something new. Several of the blog I already read are participating and I thought it would be a great way to find some new blogs for me to follow. If you've found me through the Ultimate Blog Party 2012, welcome!  If you're one of my regular readers already, you really should check out the Ultimate Blog Party and you can participate too!

So a bit about me.

My name is Jean. I'm the mother of 3 of the most fabulous kids known to man. I might be slightly biased, but only slightly because if you knew them, you'd think they are fabulous too. Really. They are my world.

I'm married too, for 14 years to a wonderful man who's been by my side through thick and thin.

I'm an Early Childhood Educator and have spent the last 18 years working with kids. Currently I am co-teaching in a Full Day Kindergarten with a local Catholic School board. It's my dream job and I hope to do it until I retire.

I am a cancer warrior. Wow, that sounds dramatic. In 2009 I lost my Dad to cancer and it was the first person who was really, really close to me that had it, let alone died from it. From that point on I made it my mission to raise money for the Canadian Cancer Society. But life has a way of being ironic (yeah, just like that Alanis Morissette song) and last July I too was diagnosed with cancer. Since that time I've had a mastectomy, chemotherapy and radiation and will spend the next year in maintenance. I've fought cancer in a nasty hand to hand (boob to boob?) combat and I won! 

And I blog. I started blogging just for shiggles and then used it as communication when my Dad was sick. From there I used it as communication through my battle with cancer and treatment. I went viral for a bit with my post I'm 12 weeks and craving pickles....that was lots of fun. And now, I'm just happy to be here, sharing my experiences and thoughts.

So welcome to my blog!


  1. Stopping by from the UBP! How cool to go viral! Congrats!

  2. Your kids sound lucky to have such a strong mom -

    Went viral? (Now I have something bloggy to look up...)

    Stopping by from the UBP!

  3. Hi Jean! I love your word shiggles! I'm off to read your viral post - party on!

    1. I can't take the credit for shiggles (which would be a kid friendly way of saying shits and giggles. Working with young children, I always appreciate a word that allows me to get my curse on without teaching the young 'uns how to drop the F bomb)
      I heard Bob Saget use it once on the show 1 vs 100.
      I truly think Bob Saget is a hidden gem, he's freakin' hysterical if you ignore his Full House days.

  4. I lost my mom to lung cancer back when my eldest was only three months lots of hurt. Never been a fan of cancer, I will definitely like you

    new follower via the UBP