About This Blog

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I am the wife of Chip, mother of big boy Joe and Crosby, and by default, Assistant Coach of Team Kennett.  Oh, and Scheduler Extraordinaire for the best Member in the U.S. Senate.

Chip dubbed our family Team Kennett shortly after Joe was born three years ago, and it just stuck, which is pretty funny considering I recently learned there is no such thing as the bottom of the 4th quarter in football.  For example, “The Patriots always seem to throw it away in the bottom of the 4th.”  Chip:  “There is no such thing as the bottom of the 4th in football, but if there was, you are right.”

On our honeymoon to Athens, Mykonos and Santorini, Greece five summers ago, Chip and I started taking “adventure walks.”  We would set out on foot for a couple of hours each afternoon with no set agenda other than to just explore and see what we could see.

Please join us as we embark upon the biggest adventure walk of our lives.  This time we do have an agenda: to live each day deliberately and with purpose.  We have chosen to LIVE with cancer.  The Team Kennett blog is our playbook for living. 

– Sheila Kennett
Originally posted October 2012


The first Team Kennett blog header, October 2012



4 Responses to “About This Blog”

  1. Kate Eastman December 19, 2012 at 10:39 AM #

    Hi Team Kennett!!
    Chip’s Dad just gave us your link, and he was right…I AM enjoying your take no prisoners attitude about life. God Bless you all as you navigate these waters of uncertainty,knowing there is an army our here cheering for you! Kate Eastman, from Fryeburg

  2. Jo March 26, 2013 at 9:58 AM #

    I am really sorry to read your blog. My husband is 40 …. Currently in coronary care after having his pericardial effusion spiked 4 days ago. He has just stared on Xalkori. We have a 2 year old and a 10 year old…. Just wanted to touch base as its feels very weird to be travelling a almost parallel path to you. He was diagnosed 2 years ago when I was 37 weeks pregnant. Best wishes…. jo-Anne

  3. Katie Kathman April 23, 2013 at 10:34 PM #

    Can I be Pilates Co-Chair of Team Kennet!??? Please?? 😉 xoxoxo

  4. Jenny Beban September 22, 2013 at 9:18 PM #

    I came upon your article today in our local paper and wanted to let you know I feel and know your pain. My husband was 36 when diagnosed this year with Stage 4 lung cancer EGFR+. We have 3 small children, 4, 3 and 2 years old and I can relate to everything you have posted! I would love to be a venting space or at least let you know I am here and will continue to read your blog. A friend of mine started a page on facebook the day my husband was diagnosed and it has become a place where more people than I ever imagined look for updates and offer support and love. If you want to look at our page, it is called Praying for Mark. I hope to connect with you at some point…I read your blog the whole way up to an apple orchard this morning and felt so connected to all your posts, good and scary. My husband too has responded so well to his targeted drug as it seems yours has too. I pray for your family and hope to get the chance to connect with another mom, wife and caregiver that is in my exact place. I cherish the good days but never imagined my life this way. I am like you in many ways…I read your posts and knew this type of twist of fate happens to the strongest women out there! Hang tough, if nothing else, know I am a supporter in your corner:)

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