I have written quite a bit about what it is like to be a mom with breast cancer (but-i-am-a-mom-i-cant-have-cancer.html and managing-diagnosis-from-super-woman-to-cancer-patient-in-two-seconds-flat.html and more).
Something that I only shared recently was about telling my children I was diagnosed. I told all about that in a recent Hey Mama interview (find out more here media-me-sharing-my-breast-cancer-plot-twist-and-pinktober.html) and being a mom was the biggest part of my identity for a long time. I only learned after being diagnosed with breast cancer that I have to be me, Lisa, and take care of ME, Lisa. It has been one of the hardest and best things to do for myself.
Recently, I saw on social media some posts about this new book for children of parents with cancer called, "Cancer Hates Kisses". I ordered it and when I read it, I cried. The tears, though, were tears of joy. I wish I had had this book when I was first diagnosed but better late than never, I sat my kids down and read it to them and it was like something clicked for both of them. They now see me as a superhero which with it being so close to comic con and all I am thrilled to be their superhero and yes, they do keep me brave!
Check out my video and photos about the book below. NOTE: I am not being compensated in anyway for this review; I even paid for the book!
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