Success With Kindergarten
A while back I wrote about my anxieties regarding Kaitlyn starting kindergarten. I remember that I was so worried about what her teacher would be like, how often the nurse would be able to check her, how she was going to feel about approaching her teacher if she wasn’t feeling well, and how they would … Read More »
One of Those Days
It’s always a busy morning getting my kids ready and off to school. My morning routine typically consists of the following: 6:00 a.m. Get up and check Kaitlyn. 6:05 a.m. Have some me-time — get myself ready for the day, make my bed, prayer/reflection time. 6:30 a.m. Switch the laundry and unload the dishwasher. 6:40 … Read More »
How I Managed to Shirk (Almost) All My Responsibilities
Ever have a period of your life where you felt completely overwhelmed? Of course you have! Haven’t we all? It was during just one such period of time that I learned — the hard way — to relax some of those obligations. It was shortly after Christmas last year. Coming off the holiday season, I … Read More »
HOP = Habitual, Optimistic, Pragmatic
Management of type 1 diabetes can be relentless, ever-changing and never perfect. I’ve met some personality types that have really had a hard time dealing with the fact that two to three hours after a meal a number might be “wrong.” They wonder what they’ve done incorrectly or how they “messed up.” Those of us … Read More »
Bookends of the Day
As much as I hate to say it, the maxim “a woman’s work is never done” is really true. As a mom of young children, this is especially frustrating and especially pertinent! For us, it isn’t even so much a matter of work getting done as work being started or tended to at all. One … Read More »
Be Nice to Yourself — Being a Pancreas Is Hard!
Mamas and papas of kids with type 1 diabetes, we need to do a better job of acknowledging the amazing thing that we do every day. We essentially pinch hit for a bodily organ (the pancreas) that has decided to stop functioning properly in our children. This is no small task, and we tend to forget how awesome this truly is!
Staying Over at Grandma’s — All Weekend!
Evan and I have a December anniversary, so most of the time due to the craziness of the holidays, we do something rather simple to celebrate. Last year, we thought we would do something special for our tenth anniversary. We had never left Kaitlyn for more than 24 hours since her diagnosis, but my mom … Read More »
Just as so many people have said, James has had very few limits since his diagnosis with type 1 diabetes years ago. I’ve been able to watch him in sporting events and school performances, at amusement parks, on nature trails, and he’s been very happy and successful. But one of the side effects of having … Read More »