Everyday life. · family


If you haven’t heard of PokemonGo by now, perhaps you have been out of the country these past few weeks. This is an ingenious game by Nintendo combining an all-time fave of many, Pokemon, with exercise, socializing, and even family time! It’s brilliant! When the weather isn’t too hot, the three of us are out… Continue reading PokemonGO.

Awareness & advocacy · Everyday life. · family

Step by step, it’s eatin’ time.

Before June 13, 2015, at dinner time we would fill our plates or grab a snack and start eating. Now, it takes a little more effort before we can eat. As you all probably know by now, we don’t limit Luke when it comes to carbs. He eats anything he ate before diagnosis. He eats anything that… Continue reading Step by step, it’s eatin’ time.

A new norm · Everyday life. · family · Tips & tricks

Poking Fun at Diabetes

During my giveaway, DeeDee Diabetic contacted me and offered a copy of her book as an additional prize. I was already grateful, but she also wanted to send one to Luke! How sweet is that?! Luke’s copy of Poking Fun at Diabetes arrived yesterday. Today we got to sit down and read it. Oh my word! We… Continue reading Poking Fun at Diabetes

Everyday life. · family · The beginning

Mourning into dancing.

I’ve already mentioned the fact that now, more than ever, I am loving Facebook’s memories every morning. Last week and on Luke’s diaversary, the things that popped up on my wall were a little scary… a little sad. Today, though? I looked through today’s photos and had joy. I feel like I’m a little weird, looking back… Continue reading Mourning into dancing.

family · summer · Uncategorized

He’s home! He’s home! (And the pros/cons of camp).

Luke, member of the Chippewa cabin and 2016 Mock Rock champion, is officially HOME! After meeting with the awesome med staff to get a quick run-down of how he did medically- he did AMAZINGLY well… he was never over 200 and only below 70 once! They were surprised at his independence with all things T1 and were impressed… Continue reading He’s home! He’s home! (And the pros/cons of camp).

Awareness & advocacy · family · The beginning

It’s bittersweet.

I love that Facebook shows “Memories” every day. It’s fun to look back and see what happened a year ago, two years ago, five years ago. Lately, though, it’s been bittersweet. The past week or so Facebook has reminded me of Luke’s last elementary activities as a 5th grader… his spring orchestra concert… end-of-year celebrations… Continue reading It’s bittersweet.


Thanks for making me a mom, Luke.

Sorry, everyone out there… but I have the best kid ever. Happy Mothers’ Day!


Family Day!

Last Saturday my parents, my sister & her family and my little family gathered together with 355 others at our church to pack meals for Feed My Starving Children. We volunteered for the last of many shifts that started the Wednesday before. Our shift alone packed 134,136 meals that filled 621 boxes. That will feed 367 kids for… Continue reading Family Day!

Awareness & advocacy · family · JDRF · T1D 101

One big family.

The day Luke was diagnosed, and we were all settled in to our temporary living space, I quickly learned what an incredible, amazing, HUGE support system we have as a Type 1 family. As soon as we left the doctor’s office with the official diagnosis, I called four of the most important people in my… Continue reading One big family.


Trading in our blue for purple today.

Today is Epilepsy Awareness Day. Today Luke and I are sporting our purple shirts in honor of our niece & cousin, Olivia, who is four and a half months younger than Luke. You can read her story at Tastes Like Dandelion. Did you know… an estimated 50 million people suffer from epilepsy? That’s 1% of the… Continue reading Trading in our blue for purple today.