Not A Hero

Please don’t call me a hero. Yes I have 3 children with diabetes. That doesn’t make me a hero. It makes me a mom with extra duties. I recently joined two groups on Facebook. One for users of Dexcom G5, the other for users of Tandem insulin pumps. When I’ve commented on a couple different […]

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Expect The Unexpected

That title is an over used quote and cliché. I’m sick so hopefully you’ll give me a little leeway because creativity is not on the table this morning. Seriously the mother of all colds hit me hard Saturday morning and hasn’t let up. Today is Day 1 of diabetes blog week. Diabetes blog week is […]

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Lost & Low at 4000ft

When you have 3 hours of waiting and nothing to do but pace the floor of the ski patrol office the worst case scenarios are what play through your head. We moved to Washington state in March of 2014. Prior to that we had not lived in an area that was big on downhill skiing. […]

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I Get It Wrong Often

Last night my Middles, (13 year old teen boy) was over 400 before going to bed. He was 238 before dinner and bolused (used his insulin pump to deliver insulin into his body) for dinner with extra insulin to correct the high. That was 4 hours before he was going to bed. He was surprised […]

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An Honor And A Privilege

Having three kids with diabetes is hard. It sometimes means late nights. It sometimes means running supplies or even a forgotten insulin pump to the school. It sometimes means food fights. It sometimes means difficult ‘discussions’ about blood sugar checks. It sometimes means educating an uninformed or misinformed public. It sometimes means fighting with insurance. […]

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A Lesson In Parenting

Parenting lessons come at us in many ways. Some lessons are from friends or colleagues who have ‘been there, done that’. Some lessons are overt as with our own mothers or mother-in-laws that come to help with a new baby, especially the first baby. Some parenting lessons are learned by observing or experiencing ‘bad parenting’ […]

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Whack A Mole

When my kids were younger I would take them to Chuck E Cheese often. We lived in Texas and the summers were hot so the days we didn’t hang by the pool we would hang out with the mouse. Yes it was a petri dish of germs. No I didn’t take hand sanitizer, might not […]

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35 Minutes

“I’m 127” “Ok, don’t forget your helmet” So my youngest, he’s 10, was heading out on his bike with friends on Saturday. We live in a quiet neighborhood scattered with parks and trails. Surrounding us are acres and acres of forest with streams, lush flora and abundant fauna. Trails weave in and out of the […]

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Wordless Wednesday

Yesterday April 1, 2015 was the first day of The Health Activist Writer’s Month Challenge. I’m not starting out well for the challenge since I’m a day behind and it’s only day two. The challenge is to write using the 30 prompts provided. I also avoid selfies. I’m not feeling great about my physical appearance […]

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I know That Tune

Yesterday both my boys had games. Middle kiddo had a lacrosse game and youngest kiddo had a soccer game. The games would play nearly at the same time in opposite directions from each other. My husband had to be at work all day. Thankfully we have been with the soccer team since August and I […]

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