Holidays · Tips & tricks

Easter candy carb counts.

While most of Luke’s Easter basket is filled with non-candy items, we do put a little candy in his basket. He also gets plenty of candy from friends, school, and grandparents, too. So I’m thankful that Beyond Type 1 created this list of carb counts for Easter candy. I wanted to share it with you,… Continue reading Easter candy carb counts.

Holidays · Recipes.

Resurrection rolls.

Several years ago, we started the tradition of making Resurrection Rolls for Easter morning breakfast. These aren’t just any rolls, though. These rolls tell a story- the story of Easter. I wanted to share our tradition with you so maybe you could start the tradition with your family, as well. You will need: a Bible,… Continue reading Resurrection rolls.

Holidays · Tips & tricks

Non-candy Easter basket ideas.

Easter season is upon us, and for parents of Type 1 kids, it can be a little trickier to fill Easter baskets every year. Our family is in the “he can eat anything he wants to, for the most part” camp here. However, even before Type 1, we tried to limit the amount of candy… Continue reading Non-candy Easter basket ideas.


My baby is a TEENAGER!

Thirteen years ago today, my first and only baby was born at 2:55 p.m. He was 7 pounds, 14.5 ounces, almost 21 inches long, And oh so loved. My itty bitty baby is now a teenager. He’s 100 pounds heavier and 45 inches taller. But he’s still loved very much. We will celebrate four different… Continue reading My baby is a TEENAGER!

Awareness & advocacy · Everyday life. · Holidays

Happy 2017!

It’s been a little quiet over here at the blog. It’s been so for a few reasons… life has gotten busy. Luke has decided he wants to now approve what I put on the blog (and I don’t blame him). And I really haven’t had much to say. T1 has officially become a norm here,… Continue reading Happy 2017!


Happy Thanksgiving!

The day of the Thanksgiving feast is upon us and Beyond Type 1 has provided a handy dandy carb count list for quick and easy carb counting. I’ll be sure to have this saved on my phone for both of our Thanksgivings. Thanks, Beyond Type 1! Happy Thanksgiving!

Awareness & advocacy · Holidays

Holiday shopping & helping a cause…

Have you started your Christmas shopping, yet? Do you do a lot of your shopping online? If you’re like me, my go-to for non-local shopping is Amazon. Did you know you can shop Amazon and have part of the proceeds donated to a non-profit of your choice? If you log into Amazon through, you… Continue reading Holiday shopping & helping a cause…


Easy Halloween carb counting.

Happy Halloween! Luke and trick or treating go way back, from his first Halloween as a firefighter to last year as a steampunker. Dressing up has always been the highlight of Halloween for Luke. He was never really interested in the candy part of trick or treating. Not being a fan of candy¬†has always been… Continue reading Easy Halloween carb counting.

Everyday life. · Holidays · Tips & tricks

Easter candy raid!

Pre-2016, the words “Easter candy raid” meant something way different than it does now. We would put Luke to bed and then we would raid his Easter basket for the candy we wanted. (I’d usually dig out the red and black jelly beans.) Now, however, it means I hit up the local Walgreens and raid… Continue reading Easter candy raid!


Happy Easter!

This was our first Easter since diagnosis. I’m sure I’ve said it before, but Luke has never really been much of a candy guy. He will eat it every once in awhile, but never really a ton of it, especially candy of the chocolate kind. This made Easter basket shopping a little easier. Now, before… Continue reading Happy Easter!