What I Pack On A Road Trip With Diabetes

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Roadtrip with diabetes

Traveling with diabetes can be daunting at times. Our first family trip following our daughter’s diagnosis, I felt a little overwhelmed. I was very nervous, trying to think of everything we might need in anticipation of a diabetes emergency. I spent a lot of time double and triple checking all supplies, nervously calling in extra […]


When Support Groups Aren’t Very Supportive

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I remember the day I completely ignored all my responsibilities. No housework. No errands. No crossing off items on my to-do list. I just spent the entire day scrolling through Pinterest, looking at pictures of prospective tattoos. I was in search of a diabetes tattoo in particular, in honor of my daughter. We were a […]


5 Types of Mom-Friends

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Ever notice how shopping for a new “mom-friend” echoes a scene straight out of Goldilocks and the Three Bears? One is “too hot,” while another is “too cold.” The hunt can be taxing as you search for the mom who is “just right.” Just when you think you may have found her, the big bad […]


Your Grief is Unique

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“I’m sorry, I can’t find a heartbeat. Your baby is dead.” The words cut so deeply, I struggled to catch my breath. Shock was my first reaction, followed by days and then months of other emotions that assaulted me from every angle. It was my first experience with this kind of grief, an all too […]