Weekly Round-Up: The Mother’s Day Edition

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Time for this week’s round-up of the best of the blog posts which I’ve read over the past week. These are the posts that have moved me, taught me something, inspired me, and which I’ve wanted to share with you. Don’t forget if you have written a post which you would like readers to see, just leave a comment below. 

Today is Mother’s Day in Ireland and for some of us today is a difficult day and celebrating motherhood is painful. If this is the case for you, I encourage you to read Karin‘s post on coping with difficult days, Toni‘s on a fractured maternal relationship, Catherine on her first Mother’s Day without her Mum and Audrey‘s beautiful poem.

Although it’s not Mother’s Day in the US yet, Nancy‘s post marking ten years since her mother died fits the theme.

A wonderful post from Terri celebrating strong women on International Women’s Day which took place this past week.  See also posts marking the day from Alice, Renza, Yvonne, Melissa, Juliet, and Tric.  

Amy has posted an open letter on her blog to Anne Wojcicki, CEO and Co-Founder, 23andMe.

Becky writes on the challenging topic of privilege and healthcare.

Stephanie tackles the topic of feeling like you have lost yourself after being diagnosed and treated for cancer in her latest blog post.

A very thought-provoking question from Elizabeth this week: “What does it mean if you can “do anything you want to do” and you still fail?”

Elaine answers the question of why it would be a mistake to undertake a randomized trial of precision oncology.

Some helpful advice from Shine Cancer Support on looking for a job after cancer.

A post from Caroline which resonated with me and I am sure will with you too on the physical scars of cancer.

A timely and thought-provoking reflection on competition and envy written by Connie.

Finally this week, a poignant blog from Katie on preparing for when she is gone.

I am truly blessed that I have this time to prepare to leave a legacy for my children and leave special notes and trinkets for my love ones. Others who die unexpectedly are not given this opportunity. I am in an unusual situation and I am rolling with it for better or worse. Preparedness to me is peaceful. It makes me feel less anxious of my future.

Until  next week,

Yours with much love always

Marie xxx