Author Archive | Maddie K


To the Single Mom This Christmas

I was recently scrolling Instagram, and one of my friends had posted a cute picture of her and her two kids in front of a Christmas tree. The post’s caption said “It’s not what’s under the tree that matters, it’s who’s gathered around it.” I have been thinking about that caption a lot over the […]

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“My Child Has Cancer”

Christmas Eve of 1990. My parents’ world fell apart when I was diagnosed with AML Leukemia. Two days later, they were told that I only had a 25% chance of survival. Statistically, I was supposed to die. I’m not sure why I was lucky enough to survive when so many other kids didn’t…when so many […]

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Learning Spanish On The Computadora

There is nothing cooler in my opinion that being able to speak two languages. When I was pregnant with my daughter, the plan was always for her was to be bilingual. Her dad is a native Spanish-speaker and I am a high school Spanish teacher, so her being able to speak Spanish as well seemed […]

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You Don’t Survive Cancer Alone

National Cancer Survivors Day (today, June 2nd) is one of those holidays I never really wanted to celebrate. But here I am at the age of 32, and I am a proud to say that I have survived cancer multiple times. At the age of 3, I was diagnosed with AML Leukemia. My parents took […]

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