Judy is living, loving, parenting, adventuring, & photographing everything while embracing a new lease on life after cancer. Read along as she tries to juggle it all at Also, she needs more coffee.

How to Juggle Cancer and Parenting: Kathy Stokes’ Story

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When Gratitude is Difficult

There have been times, oh so many times, when the thought of compiling a list of things for which to be grateful was a little more than I could bear. Sometimes, life is difficult. Sometimes, getting through one hour after another, means holding your breath till you remember that you are supposed to inhale and exhale ....more

Respect the School Zone

I’ll admit to being annoyed by the 20-mile per hour...more

How to Juggle Cancer and Parenting: Becky E’s Story

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First Day of Kindergarten

Twas the night before Kindergarten, and all through the house, everyone was so nervous and excited (or nervicited as Pinky Pie would say) they couldn’t sleep. Hair was washed and braided so it would be easy to brush in the morning. The outfit was selected and laid out ....more

How to Juggle Cancer and Parenting: Roxanne Haller’s Story

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Summer tastes like a ripe, juicy...more

How to Juggle Cancer and Parenting Series: Ari’s Story

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A visit with

When I stepped off the elevator into the Allrecipes offices, it opened up into a stunning kitchen and dining area. Food is the focal point of everything they do, and the kitchen is where that magic happens. The stunning view from the kitchen looked out over Westlake Park, and across to the Macy’s building ....more

10th Wedding Anniversary

My best friend, Dee, was helping me lace up the bodice of my wedding dress when we heard the sounds coming from another bathroom on the other side of the house. Dee looked confused, but I just smiled. I knew that sound ....more