Breast Cancer: The Biopsies

By Tanya Dodd-Hise Eight days.  That’s how long it has been since my world kind of got turned upside down by my mammograms and ultrasounds.  But today is the next step.  Four biopsies.  I have been suffering horribly all week from dizziness and nausea, and after trying to figure out what the cause could be, […]

I Can’t Stop Thinking About My Own Mortality

Dodd-Hise family - San Antonio, August 2012

By Tanya Dodd-Hise I think that I need therapy. No really.  I have been obsessing a little bit about things that I have absolutely no control over.  And what have I been obsessing over, you might ask? My mortality. As everyone knows, I am a new mom again.  Our baby girl is 11 months old. […]

A Lesbian Mom’s Perspective on Chick-Fil-A

By: Tanya Dodd-Hise So we all know and have heard the latest broohaha regarding fast food chain Chick-Fil-A.  Our social network sites have blown up with constant updates, stories, blogs, feeds, protests, counter-protests and such about it.  Most people, by now, are pretty sick of it – at times, myself included.  About a week or […]

An Anniversary Letter From One Wife to Another


July 18, 2012 A Letter to My Beautiful Wife: Wow.  I can’t believe it has been three years since we stood by the beautiful ocean water in Connecticut and promised our lives to each other.  I remember every moment of our trip as if it were yesterday, and would gladly repeat the process over and […]