Not Found Dead With A Toilet Brush

Seriously I should have paid much closer attention in chemistry class. Ok, I should have paid some attention in chemistry class. Is it really common knowledge that ammonia and bleach create a toxic gas that can kill? Surely not every single other adult knows this except me, right? Damnit. So as a substitute teacher I […]

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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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A community United

For the love of all things –  stop trying to wage war on each other. Ok that may be a bit dramatic. It also doesn’t apply to most of my friends. But seriously no type of diabetes is easier or more difficult than another. No one asks for any type of diabetes and no one […]

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Primum Non Nocere

When we embark into the realm of social media we leave ourselves vulnerable to the harbingers of doom as well as to other more sinister types of people. Harbingers are not to be confused with trolls – folks who intentionally set out to cause disruption and chaos. Harbingers are not charlatans – folks who claim […]

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You Are Enough For Me

What does insecurity cause? Fear Anger Depression Resentment I have been insecure with myself for nearly my entire life. I’ve rarely thought of myself as attractive or smart or funny or worth anyones effort. Insecurity leads to destructive behaviors and poor decisions fueled by fear, anger, depression and resentment. So my wish for the remainder […]

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Can You Spare a few Dollars? My Blood Sugar Is Low.

Yesterday I took my daughter and 3 friends into Seattle for a concert. The concert was scheduled to begin at 8pm. It was general admission seating and a sold-out show. That meant lining up outside the venue hours before the show in order to get a good seat. Of course it’s December in Seattle which […]

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Elle & Coach

Back in September I was asked if I would like to receive and review a copy of Elle & Coach by Stefany Shaheen. Coach is a D.A.D, a diabetes alert dog. Elle is a CWD (child with diabetes). I responded to the invitation with candor. While I have not been anti-D.A.D. I haven’t been pro-diabetes alert […]

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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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Avoiding Getting High At Van Halen

As a parent of children with diabetes I can choose to get angry at the occasional ‘totally avoidable’ mishaps or I can roll with it and try to fix a bad situation without criticism or blame. Sometimes I can navigate the crazy with ease other times I lose all self control and go all ‘Mommy Dearest’ […]

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Solidarity

I’m not going to get into the details aside from saying a well-known ‘fitness’ company put out a parody graphic equating sugary beverages to diabetes. It was wrong. It was inaccurate. It was insensitive. It perpetuates the misinformation and stigma often related to diabetes. The diabetes online community was quick to react with a combination of […]

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