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August 31, 2009

Topic Day Recap -- Celebrating More Birthdays

Birthday To parents, birthdays are momentous occasions. We often find ourselves caught up in the craziness of planning birthday celebrations -- rounding up clowns and jumpy things, tracking down the perfect birthday cakes and presents, trying to decide how to celebrate our 29th birthday for the tenth time. But at the heart of it, birthdays represent very special milestones, important and often poignant markers of time in our families' and friends lives.

To the American Cancer Society and anyone who has faced a deadly disease like cancer, birthdays represent a different kind of marker -- one of progress. More than 11 million cancer survivors will celebrate a birthday this year, thanks to the progress we've made against the disease. To many of us, "Happy Birthday" is a victory song, because a world with less cancer is a world with more birthdays. And that's definitely something to celebrate.

In honor of the American Cancer Society's new campaign for more birthdays, SV Moms is celebrating with a special More Birthdays Bash. Today, bloggers from the Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, Chicago, D.C. Metro, Deep South, New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Rocky Mountain, and 50 Something Moms blogs will be writing about all things birthdays and what they mean to us as moms.

Join us throughout the day as these posts go up.  Who knows what our bloggers will write about.  They may make you laugh...they may make you cry (kinda like at your last birthday party!). You may even get some great birthday tips!  Look below the fold for a round up of all the posts on Birthdays!

SV Moms Blog

Medical Gaffes, Cancer & Prevention

How Many More Birthdays

The Year Without a Birthday Party

Happy Birthday has taken on a whole new meaning... post cancer

A funeral and two birthdays: Battles with cancer

The Birthday Present

One Present, Two Presents, Three Presents, Four

Boiled Egg Birthdays are so Yesterday

Chicago Moms Blog

DC Metro Moms Blog

Happy Fourth Birthday, Four Times

Birthdays -- The Key Part is the "Happy"

Happy Birthday, Happy Birthday

My First Orphaned Birthday

Sorry I forgot Your Birthday

The Last Birthday

To Michael, on Your Fourth Birthday

50-Something Moms Blog


My Birthday: I'm going to Start Enjoying It

New York City Moms Blog


New Jersey Moms Blog

Deep South Moms Blog

Birthdays I Wish I Could Celebrate

Planning My 40th Birthday Blow-Out

Los Angeles Moms Blog

No, Really, Happy Birthday to You

I WILL be Singing the "Happy Birthday" Victory Song the Rest of My Life

The Birth and Death of an Angel

It's My Birthday too, Yeah!

Rocky Mountain Moms Blog

Happy Birthday Life

Philadelphia Moms Blog

Canada Moms Blog

Past Topic Days Include:

Amy@UWM also writes for her personal blog, Up With Moms