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WEGO Health Blog’s Advocating for Another Carnival: August 26, 2012

This week, I will be posting a series in response to specific topics, as part of the WEGO Health Blog’s Advocating for Another Carnival 2012. You can do this too; click here for more information! Day Six: Quote, End Quote. In this post, writers are asked to write about a favorite quote. I have a … Continue reading

WEGO Health Blog’s Advocating for Another Carnival: August 23, 2012

This week, I will be posting a series in response to specific topics, as part of the WEGO Health Blog’s Advocating for Another Carnival 2012. You can do this too; click here for more information! Day Three: Challenge Accepted In this post, writers are asked to share three challenges faced as a parent. As anyone … Continue reading

WEGO Health Blog’s Advocating for Another Carnival: August 22, 2012

This week, I will be posting a series in response to specific topics, as part of the WEGO Health Blog’s Advocating for Another Carnival 2012. You can do this too; click here for more information! August 22, 2012: These Are a Few of My Favorite Things In this post, writers are charged with sharing five … Continue reading

groovy bag

As we’ve journeyed with T1D, it’s astonished me how picky I’ve become about the products we use. One particular category of product that gains my most critical eye is that of Stuff Holder. What falls in this category? Various backpacks, daypacks, luggage, cooling packs, lunch kits, purses… you know, things that hold the stuff we … Continue reading

WEGO Health Blog’s Advocating for Another Carnival: August 21, 2012

This week, I will be posting a series in response to specific topics, as part of the WEGO Health Blog’s Advocating for Another Carnival 2012. You can do this too; click here for more information! Day One: Portrait Post     She is magnificent. I’m biased, to be sure, but this does not change the … Continue reading

strange bedfellows: type 1 diabetes and sensory processing disorder

My seven-year-old daughter, Madeline, has Type 1 Diabetes, an autoimmune disorder that has destroyed her pancreas’ ability to produce insulin. She also has Sensory Processing Disorder, which mainly affects her ability to register and respond to vestibular and tactile input. The marriage of these two conditions is nothing short of a horror show, a fact … Continue reading

nighttime dufus

10 p.m. arrives and like clockwork, my brain’s frontal lobe functions turn off for the night. That’s true whether or not I’m sleeping, y’all. I just can’t think straight past 10. Amygdala is wide awake, however, ready to go all squawky when the slightest problem is detected: Too low! Too high! You better do something! … Continue reading

all nighter

Recently I became convinced that my children must be programmed to get sick mainly during the night. Not regular, cold-virus sick, but the MOMMY-I-NEED-TO-THROW-UP-RIGHT-NOW sort of illness that leaves me hurdling over strewn toys while shoving the vomit bucket under my child’s face, in a frantic effort to prevent a puke trail over bedding and … Continue reading