Swim Class — In Over His Head
Most of the time, I’m glad my kids aren’t daredevils. What I mean is, the fact that both James and Luke are afraid of heights means that they didn’t climb the refrigerator as toddlers or the trees as young kids. Since they’re afraid of going fast, they’re careful on scooters and bikes. And while I … Read More »
One of the pivotal moments in our diabetes story came in our very first week. As we struggled to learn about what it means to have type 1 diabetes, our wonderful educator said, “James will live a long, healthy life. He will be able to do anything he wants to do and be anyone he … Read More »
Is She Sick Because She’s High or High Because She’s Sick?
We have both good and bad diabetes days. The other day was not a good diabetes day. I was bustling around home, doing what busy moms do, when I heard my cell phone ring at 10:34 a.m. “Uh-oh,” I thought. “It must be the school nurse.” I looked at the caller ID. Yup. “Hello,” I … Read More »
Controlling Blood Sugar — and My Emotions
One of my childhood heroes just confessed to me that she swears in front of her grandkids. It seems a bit shocking, until you realize that she’s one of “us.” Her grandson also has type 1 diabetes, and she’s referring to that moment when you take a routine blood sugar test and get an eye-popping … Read More »
Confessions of a Schedule-ista
A good friend of mine, who is a great mom, told me once when my kids were little that she rarely planned the day before. She liked to wake up in the morning with no preconceived plans and decide what the day would hold. As a new mom, that sounded like such a great idea. … Read More »
Yes to 504 Plans
Well, folks. The arrival of our third child means no more apartment, and we need to tell you that we have indeed moved. With a child having type 1 diabetes, not only do we need to worry about things like packing and unpacking boxes and all that kind of chaos, but we also have very … Read More »
Why You Should Never, Ever Judge
Did you know that someone actually started a blog about kids that are too big for strollers? I remember finding that one and thinking it was a little mean-spirited, and after a related incident recently, I’ve been even more careful not to judge the conduct of others from a quick glance.