Category Archives: Blogging From A to Z Challenge (2017)

Blogging From A-to-Z Challenge Reflections Post 2017 #AtoZChallenge


As part of the A-to-Z Blogging Challenge, participants are asked to write a reflections post. Looking back at the Blogging from A-to-Z Challenge 2017 the first thing that comes to mind is the gratitude of those who allowed me to share with my readers, a little about themselves and their Facebook groups. These people are […]
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Blogging From A-to-Z Challenge Posts 2017 Condensed Version ~ Facebook Support Groups


Here you will find all twenty six of my Blogging From A-to-Z Blog Posts (2017) condensed into one blog post.  A is for Avascular Necrosis/Osteonecrosis Support Int’l B is for Back Pain, Herniated Disc, Sciatica, ect C is for Chiari Malformation Support Group D is for Daughters Without Mothers E is for Environmental Health Awareness […]
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Cheryl’s Homemade Alphabet Soup ~ A Mixture Of Blogging From A to Z Challenge Posts (2017)


Cheryl’s Homemade Alphabet Soup is made from a mixture of  Blogging From A-to-Z Challenge blog posts. These posts are from 26 of the multitude of bloggers who participated in the Blogging From A-to-Z Challenge 2017. A is for Addiction to Devices B is for Biography Genre  C is for Cherry Hill Park D is for […]
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Z Is For Zuchon Babies #AtoZChallenge


Dear Readers, According to the World Canine Organization there are over three hundred breeds of dogs. The Zuchon is a cute little tail-wager who’s traits include being friendly, intelligent, playful, social and let’s not forget….non-shedding.   Today I am talking to Bernie, the creator of the Facebook group, Zuchon Babies. Please tell the readers a […]
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Y Is For Yes A Pig Lives In Our House #AtoZChallenge


 Dear Readers, I have actually been seeing a lot of people deciding to open their homes to a pig. These animals seem to have been given a bad rap! From what I have been hearing (from pig owners) and reading, pigs are not the dirty, smelly, unintelligent animals that many of us have been led […]
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X Is For X-Linked Juvenile Retinoshisis Community #AtoZChallenge


Dear Readers, Here is another rare disease and one that I had never heard of before. This one is genetic and affects the retinas. Although my eye disease wasn’t the same, I do know the worry that goes with having your vision impaired and how scary it can be thinking that you might go blind.  […]
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W Is For Warriors For Humanity #AtoZChallenge


Dear Readers, This is a group whose purpose is close to my heart. I believe that EVERY person deserves to be treated with respect and dignity and should treat others the same way. In a perfect world, this would exist….but we don’t live in such a world. But together people CAN make a difference.  Today […]
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V Is For Vegan Influence & Persuasion #AtoZChallenge


Dear Readers, In case you may not know, a vegan diet consists of only plant based foods. Foods such as meat or dairy products are never consumed. From what I have read over the years, people choose this lifestyle for a few reasons such as animal welfare, environmental issues and/or health. Today I am talking […]
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U Is For Underactive Thyroid #AtoZChallenge


Dear Readers, I have under-active thyroid (hypothyroidism) and I am a member of this group. This disease causes your thyroid to not function as it should. Hypothyroidism causes the thyroid gland to not create enough thyroxine ( a thyroid hormone) and causes a sluggish thyroid. Some of the signs of an under-active thyroid are fatigue, […]
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T Is For Thoracic Disc Herniation Support Group #AtoZChallenge


Dear Readers, In 2012 it was found that I had a thoracic disc herniation at T7/T8. I was told that the herniation was severe and without surgery ASAP I would become paralyzed from the waist down. That is a scary thing to hear. But you know what else was scary? Finding out that this is […]
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S Is For Spinal Cord Injury Recovery – Ignite Your Inner Health Warrior #AtoZChallenge


Dear Readers, From what I have been told spinal cord injuries seem to happen most often due to car crashes, falls or violence. Injuries to the spinal cord can also happen from disease or degeneration.  Today I am talking with the creator of the Facebook group, Spinal Cord Injury Recovery – Ignite Your Inner Health […]
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R Is For Rainbow Baby And Family Advice #AtoZChallenge


Dear Readers, I have to say that I was lucky to have never had a miscarriage.  But I sure know a lot of women who have. If you didn’t already know, a rainbow baby is a baby that is born following either a miscarriage or a still birth.  I believe the word rainbow is used […]
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Q Is For Quit Smoking Support Group #AtoZChallenge


Dear Readers, I never smoked. But I have seen the struggle others have had to deal with when trying to stop this addiction. It hasn’t been easy for anyone I know. If you are considering trying to end your nicotine habit maybe an online group will help.  Today I am talking to the creator of […]
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P Is For Pet Bereavement #AtoZChallenge


Dear Readers, Sometimes people don’t understand when you grieve the loss of a beloved family pet. But to many of us it’s the death of a family member.  It doesn’t matter if the animal is a horse or a mouse, they mattered to someone. And that someone is now left filled with sorrow.   Today […]
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O Is For One Eyed Kitty Cats! AtoZChallenge


Dear Readers, A few years ago I came across a website that was streaming live video of blind and one eyed cats. It totally amazed me how these felines were able to function almost as well as a cat with full vision. I watched as they chased each other, played with toys and I laughed […]
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N Is For Navy Mom Support Group #AtoZChallenge


Dear Readers, As a Navy mom myself, I know how important a group like this is.  I have found military moms to be very willing to help in any situation and a great comfort for those who’s child is going off to boot camp or dealing with deployment.  Today I am talking with the creator […]
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M Is For Melanoma Support Ireland #AtoZChallenge


Dear Readers, Did you know that skin cancer is the most prevailing cancer diagnosis?  Melanoma is the most serious.  It’s so important that those affected by Melanoma have a place they can turn to for support and information about this devastating disease.  Today I am talking to an admin from the Facebook group, Melanoma Support […]
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L Is For Little Four Eyes-a group for parents of young kids in glasses #AtoZChallenge


  Dear Readers, Many years ago a doctor at Boston Children’s Hospital told me that patching my son’s amblyopia (lazy) eye was showing to be ineffective. He highly suggested eye glasses for the rest of his life as a precaution to any unforeseen circumstances that may affect the eyesight in his good eye. What a […]
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K Is For Kidney Failure And Dialysis Support Group #AtoZChallenge


Dear Readers, Anyone who knows me knows how passionate I am about organ and tissue donation. I am the recipient of a corneal transplant which enhanced my life. I write about it here Windows of the Soul. When a kidney doesn’t work properly there are two options that a person has, dialysis or kidney transplant. […]
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J Is For Journey To Lose It-2017 Weight Loss Support #AtoZChallenge


Dear Readers, If you’ve ever tried to lose weight, you know how much of a challenge it can be. Although I have yet to try it, I have heard that having a weight loss buddy can help you to achieve your weight goals. Today I am talking to the creator of the Facebook group, Journey […]
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