A new norm · Awareness & advocacy · family · T1D 101 · The beginning · Tips & tricks

Three ways to help a family who was just diagnosed.

I have had several people contact me to tell me about a friend or relative that was just diagnosed. They almost always ask the best way they can help. I usually have three suggestions. Be available. When we were diagnosed, we had so many visitors come up to see us. We were forever asking the staff for more… Continue reading Three ways to help a family who was just diagnosed.

family · Fundraising · JDRF · Uncategorized

Culver’s Cares Night.

We had our final fundraiser for the 2016 walk this week at our local Culver’s. It was simple. I contacted the general manager. We set up a date. I arrived with friends and family volunteers. We worked delivering food to tables, greeting customers at the door, and wiping the tables and chairs clean for three hours.… Continue reading Culver’s Cares Night.

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.

A new norm · JDRF · swimming

Feeling normal again.

We had our first JDRF Northern Indiana meet-up over the weekend at Shepard Swim School. It was so nice for Joel and I to meet so many other Type 1 parents, all sharing similar, yet different stories of our kiddos. Some takeaways from me: Joel and I have always been grateful that Luke’s diagnosis didn’t come until he was… Continue reading Feeling normal again.