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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