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.┬áThe diabetes online community was quick to react with a combination of […]

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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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Key to Happiness

Seriously now I am four days behind. I’m writing for Day 2 of the Health Activists Writer’s Month Challenge (even though in the comments for day 1 Stephen said I could have a pass since he counted my first post as two. Thanks Stephen.) Day 2 prompt “What do you think is the key to […]

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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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The Butterfly Effect

A man allegedly committed felony assault and my daughter ended up in the ER in DKA (diabetes ketoacidosis). While this story will in no way be as sexy as the Ashton Kutcher movie The Butterfly Effect you may still want to grab some popcorn and a soft drink because it will likely be long and […]

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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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Stream of Consciousness

I’m a mom with three kids with diabetes. It is a thankless job. A job that comes with many arguments, tears and fears. A job that requires a lot of attention much of the time and a still a job that requires me to back the hell off much of the time. There are fights […]

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I WANT RDJ To Awesome The Crap Outta Me

Two posts in one day and neither one about diabetes. So I was scrolling through Facebook and I land on this link to the RDJ Experience. Look basically anything with RDJ is going to make me stop scrolling. What? Like any of you would scroll by Tony Stark without stopping, pleeeeeaaaase.   Basically Robert is […]

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My Meme Of Fours

I have been in a slump. A writing slump. Some due to time (poor time management to be more precise) and some due to writers block and some due to pure laziness. We won’t discuss which cause has been most prevalent. Then Laddie over at Test Guess and Go posted the “Meme of Fours” – […]

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NOT a #firstworldproblem

Caution – I am not done typing but currently my word count is 683, if you would like to skip all the blah blah blah – go HERE, do what you know to be right and go on with your life.   Tomorrow is Valentines Day. Some of you may have a special Valentine; a […]

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