July 2018

The fear of cancer recurrence is a weighty burden that everyone with cancer has to carry. Some personalities lend themselves to dealing with the anxiety better than others, but the truth is that we are not born knowing how to cope with cancer.
Because we have come a long way in cancer treatment, a cancer diagnosis is no longer a death sentence. But for many, it becomes a life sentence. Even when you beat it and go into remission, the anxiety of the 6-month appointment or the yearly scan can be all consuming. The fear of cancer recurrence is a weighty burden that everyone with cancer has to carry. Some personalities lend themselves to dealing with the anxiety better than others, but the truth is that we are not born knowing how to cope with cancer.
Clogged gutters can be a big project for homeowners - and one that could require saving up to afford to hire the pros!
This is the first summer my husband and I have been both parents and homeowners. I tell ya – owning a home is like having another child (or maybe 10 more children!). The ant invasion is no joke and just when we think we have a plan to get rid of those pests, the air conditioner unit develops a leak. Then we get a fix for that and we realize our gutters have likely not been tended for at least a...
Enjoying an outdoor concert is a great way to relax and visit with friends and neighbors.
Summer in southern Delaware means basking in the sun at any one of a number of beaches. It means fishing, boating, golfing, walking, and bicycling. It means visiting small historic towns, barbecuing in the backyard or eating at great restaurants, and tax-free shopping. It also means free outdoor evening concerts in parks and bandstands in Bethany Beach, Rehoboth Beach, Lewes, Milton, Georgetown,...
A pregnant woman and her husband feel the baby kick on a bench downtown.
July is National Cord Blood Awareness Month. Many of us have heard of cord blood banking, but most people are not aware of what it actually means and the intended usage. Cord blood banking is the process of preserving the newborn’s stem cells found in the blood of the umbilical cord and the placenta. Once a baby is born, the blood in the umbilical cord and placenta contain valuable stem cells that...
Bridget and her family enjoying some time on the beach.
Summer is my favorite time of year! Maybe it’s because my birthday is in July – as a child, I felt pretty special having a summer birthday. My birthday usually meant that I got to go to the Boardwalk and enjoy all that Funland has to offer! I even remember having my 7th birthday on the beach! Now, as an adult, I always schedule it so I can have my birthday off. It’s part of that lingering...