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Being schooled.

Recently, in science class, Luke had the opportunity to dissect a frog. He was pretty excited about it because he’s still tossing around the idea of going into the medical field when he grows up. When I picked him up from swim practice, he immediately pulled out his phone to show me the pictures he… Continue reading Being schooled.

A new norm · Proud mom moments · School · T1D 101

Being sick.

Luke came home early on Wednesday, skipping swim practice, because he didn’t feel well. He couldn’t really explain it… he was dizzy. He was nauseous. He had a fever. He felt like he was living inside of a bubble. He stayed home from youth group that night and school the next day. This was the… Continue reading Being sick.

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Back-to-school checklist.

Some of you have kids who have already started back to school. Some of your kids will be headed there in the next couple of weeks. And some of your kids still have a month or more of summer (you have my permission to disregard this blog post). We start next week. I go back… Continue reading Back-to-school checklist.

Awareness & advocacy · School

It’s 504 time…

The end of July is always a busy time for us. It marks the end of summer. One day after the calendar flips to August, I’m off to school and Luke follows two days later. So that means we have to make all of the appropriate preparations… Stopping at Target a few times to pick up school supplies-… Continue reading It’s 504 time…

Fundraising · School

Model Elementary’s Kids for a Cure Walk

We did it! My fourth graders and I hosted our very first Kids for a Cure Walk for JDRF! We had a BLAST! Our goal was for our school to raise $1,000. We definitely had something to celebrate at our walk… because our school raised $1428.29 for JDRF! Here’s a quick glimpse of all 650+… Continue reading Model Elementary’s Kids for a Cure Walk

Everyday life. · Proud mom moments · School

Our cellist.

Luke has played cello in the orchestra for a year now. It’s amazing the difference between the 5th grade orchestra and the 6th grade orchestra. I remember sitting in the audience a year ago, listening to the sixth graders and thinking, “Seriously? That will be Luke in a year?” And one year later, it is… Continue reading Our cellist.

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Model Elementary Kids for a Cure.

If you haven’t figured it out by now, you will soon learn that I am a huge Type 1 Diabetes/JDRF Advocate. I will raise money for JDRF until a cure is found. I am also a big advocate on creating awareness for Type 1- through this blog, sharing Luke’s experiences with others, answering questions, and… Continue reading Model Elementary Kids for a Cure.


Testing, testing…

This week is the first week of the first round of ISTEP testing. If you aren’t familiar with ISTEP, it’s Indiana’s state-wide standardized testing. At the beginning of the school year we met with the district nurse and the 6th grade counselor to put together Luke’s first 504 plan. I have only been on the… Continue reading Testing, testing…

Everyday life. · School

Things we learned today.

Luke and I learned many things today. Well, maybe I should say many of the things we already knew were confirmed today. Luke learned if he is low and he doesn’t respond to my texts, I will keep texting- and maybe even call him, even if he’s at school. I learned that Luke does not respond… Continue reading Things we learned today.

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Party like it’s Christmas 2015.

Today we conquered our first day of school Christmas parties since being diagnosed. I’d give ourselves an A. Scratch that, I’d give Luke an A. I had absolutely nothing to do with it. I texted Luke when school first started and told him to text me if he needed help calculating any carbs at his… Continue reading Party like it’s Christmas 2015.