A new norm · T1D technology · Travelling

Just keep swimming.

Luke loves swimming. In fact, he’s debating whether or not to go out for the middle school swim team next week. (I’m nudging him in the “DO IT!!!” direction.) Anytime we have a hotel stay, we have to make sure it has a pool. Preferably indoor, especially when it’s not summertime. A couple of weeks… Continue reading Just keep swimming.

Everyday life. · Holidays · Travelling

It’s a small world.

We attended a wedding over the weekend. Our little family sat at a table with complete strangers, but we quickly found things to talk about. Things we had in common. The lady to Joel’s left was a retired teacher. We had LOTS to chat about, of course. When the first course was served, Joel, Luke… Continue reading It’s a small world.


Packing when you have a T1.

We took a little road trip over the weekend for a family wedding a little over nine hours from here. When traveling with a child with Type 1, there is a whole lot more planning and packing to do than before diagnosis. Throughout the week, as I remembered diabetic things I needed to pack, I… Continue reading Packing when you have a T1.

A new norm · Travelling

116 miles apart.

I’m so thankful for a husband who is in this T1D thing with me. I’m also thankful for a mom/grandma who is willing to take time off work and keep Luke’s diabetes in check during the day. I had a 3-day conference in Chicago. This is a scary thing for a mom who is new… Continue reading 116 miles apart.

A new norm · Travelling

T1D on vacation.

It’s time! It’s time! We’re going on vacation! This vacation was probably the most needed vacation we’ve ever taken. We rented a cabin in Pigeon Forge. It has a pool right across the road that we can use anytime. We didn’t have any definite plans, aside from meeting up with my college friend, Kim. It… Continue reading T1D on vacation.

A new norm · Travelling


We had already planned to take a family vacation to Gatlinburg, TN this summer. We weren’t going to let T1D stop us, either! Getting ready for a trip, takes a whole lot more planning and packing when you have a kid with T1D. It’s recommended you take at least double the supplies you would normally… Continue reading Packing.