It’s hard to believe, but it’s that time of year again…time for the Ultimate Blog Party 2011, hosted by 5 Minutes for Mom! I participated in the Ultimate Blog Party last year, and met so many wonderful bloggers that I’m looking forward to joining the party again this year!
For those of you who may be new to Lemon Drop Pie, I started blogging almost three years ago. Once I started writing on my blog and received my first comment, I was hooked!
I’m a former second grade teacher who is staying home with my two daughters: Lily is six and Emmy is three and a half. I love being a stay at home mom! Just this year, I started teaching preschool part time, and it is so much fun to be working in a classroom again.
I love to sing, (especially with my sisters) and I always have a book on my nightstand. (Now that I’m a mom, it takes me a lot longer to finish a book than it used to!) My husband and I love to travel and spend time outside, and we’ve visited quite a few state and national parks.
In what seems like a lifetime ago, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. It was before I had children, before I met my husband, when I was a single teacher living on my own. I feel so blessed to have come so many years with my cancer in remission, to have found the love of my life, and to have two daughters of our own.
As you can imagine, breast cancer is no picnic. My mom was also diagnosed with cancer at a young age. She was 40 at her first diagnosis, and she was the mother of four young children at the time. She was so proud to have survived cancer for 26 years. We lost Mom to breast cancer in November of 2009. She has inspired me in so many ways.
Since breast cancer has affected my life dramatically, I am a Supporting Blogger for a very important organization named Army of Women. If you haven’t heard of it, I urge you go find out how you can join the Army of Women and help find the cause of breast cancer. To celebrate being cancer free for 15 years and to honor the memory of my mother, I will be walking 39 miles in the Avon Walk for breast cancer this June.
I would love to hear from YOU! We all have a story, and I’d love to hear yours! If you leave a comment on my blog, I will come and visit your blog in return!
P.S. Please check out my new meme, where you can link up every Tuesday! Read this post to find out more: Turning Back Time.