Batteries Not Included

Middle kid is on a field trip today. He’s s an 8th grader. He knows everything and can handle everything. I’m not even sure why he still lives here. Sigh. Anyway – I totally get why he strongly requested that I not volunteer to be a chaperone on his field trip. Most teenage boys don’t […]

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It’s The Difference Between a Flip Phone and a Smartphone

Hey there. I’m still here in the bathtub. Sorry – elementary school teacher in me sneaking out referencing a children’s book of poems. I can’t remember the last time I wrote, and I’m too lazy to click back on archived posts – Im guessing the last post would be archived since it’s defiantly been a […]

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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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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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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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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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