September is national ovarian cancer awareness month and because I’m so passionate about inspiring others and showing them hope through my mother here are some important facts to know, along with a brief story of our journey. My mom ended up in the emergency room complaining of swelling, in her abdomen. Then our world turned upside down when a scanned…

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Today I’m taking you inside the Tabasco gift shop and let me tell you, tabasco items as far as the eye can see!!  It was the perfect dream shop for tourists! After touring the tabasco factory, we stepped inside the gift shop. When you first walk in, you are greeted with free samples of none other than TABASCO SAUCE! But…

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I was raised by excellent cooks. My parents love cooking! I grew up on my dads ritual preparation of Bar-B-Que chicken and fried catfish, followed by an excellent side dish of homemade mac and cheese my mom would make to follow. Her famous seven layer delight would top off an afternoon of quality time well spent. Along with these memories…

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Ovarian cancer hit my mother hard, as one in 70 will develop this disease. Each year, 200,000 women worldwide are diagnosed with ovarian cancer, and 125,000 women die from this disease. Heartbroken, we began my mothers fight in 2015. The symptoms of ovarian cancer are not obvious. In fact, many are what you might consider day-to-day struggles. Such as bloating,…

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This past weekend my mother and I shared a mother/daughter trip. My family and I have always loved the outdoors. I know I carry the zest for what the outdoor world provides as my parents do, I just wish I could carry a green thumb as they always have. I find the outdoors to be a simplistic beauty since I…

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