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Birdy

Diabetes Art Day Outtakes.

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes and Family By February 6, 2014 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , 10 Comments

Before we settled on paper dolls for Diabetes Art Day, there was an unnatural exploration of cats and a finger painting app on the iPad (don’t read that sentence too fast or it will give you an unintended mental image).  This is what happens when the snow keeps falling and it’s far too heavy and constant to shovel so you’re…

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Green Drink Redux.

Diet and Food By February 5, 2014 Tags: , , , , 12 Comments

We have a rule at our house: “You have to eat something green with your meal.”  Caveat:  boogers don’t count.  Also, ew. Even though it’s more of a “rule” (there’s flexibility), we try to keep it as a rule because it’s important to us as a family to eat well.  Taking a look at “kid’s menus” at restaurants is very…

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Birdy’s Book Favorites.

No Diabetes By January 29, 2014 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , 15 Comments

At least a third of my books were bloated when I was a kid, because I read them in the shower.  (Hold the book against the wall and turn the pages with one hand, and shower/soap up/rinse off with the other hand.  Then, at the end of the shower, toss the book out and quickly wash the Other Arm.) I…

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How It Might Look.

Diabetic Mommy, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes By January 28, 2014 Tags: , , , 13 Comments

Birdy tore by on a scooter and another little kid followed closely with a plastic shopping cart crammed with toy food. “We’re superheroes!!!”  she yelled, out of breath as she zipped by. “I can tell!” I answered, looking up from my papers. I am the mom at playgroups who spends some of the time staring at an open Word document…

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OMG MY PHONE.

Pumping Insulin, Robot Life By January 20, 2014 Tags: , , , , 2 Comments

“WaitasecondIcan’tfindmyphone.” A sentiment that comes tumbling out as one, single word, and impales me right through my social-media obsessed heart.  (Not really my social media obsessed heart, but the heart of someone who is in phone-tether-mode thanks to my littlest Bird, my job, and my diabetes-related discomfort at the thought of being out-of-contact with people who provide emergency medical care,…

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The Amazing, Carb-Cancelling Power of Walking.

Blogroll, Exercise & Fitness, Real Life Diabetes, Traveling By December 23, 2013 Tags: , , , , , 3 Comments

Last week, Chris and I brought the Birdzone to Disney World for some holiday family time (since we are rarely in the same place at the same time, making trips like this a welcomed changed from the hustle and chaos of the norm).  The weather was much nicer in Florida than it was in Rhode Island (when we left, it…

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Diabetes Advocacy Postcards.

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Diabetic Mommy, Pumping Insulin, Robot Life By November 11, 2013 Tags: , , , , , , 7 Comments

I told Birdy I needed to make some postcards for a diabetes project.  She wanted (insisted) to help, so we spent much of last night drawing insulin pumps on index cards. My insulin pump has been part of her life since she was born, so it’s no wonder she knows the buttons and lines by heart, even though she had…

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Wordless … Tuesday?

Diabetic Mommy, Real Life Diabetes, Robot Life By October 15, 2013 Tags: , , , 6 Comments

It warms my heart (and almost jump-starts my islets) when Birdy sits on my lap and uses my Dexcom sensor to rest her hand on, like it’s the arm on a recliner. (And yes, that’s Loopy’s head, hanging out in the background.) You might also like: Wordless Wednesday: Birdzone in the LHJ Zone. It’s a Good Tune. Giving Tuesday: Diabetes…

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So Cheered Up.

Blood Sugars, Diabetes and Family, Diabetes Products, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes, Robot Life By October 2, 2013 Tags: , , , , , , 13 Comments

“How about something that is cheered up and happy?”  She pointed to the image of the dark blue make-up bag I was considering buying from Amazon to serve as a new meter case.  “That’s boring.” “Good point.  What would you prefer I use?” Her tiny Bird-brow furrowed.  “Maybe something with a face.” Which brought us to this: I’m an adult,…

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Wordless Wednesday: Birdzone in the LHJ Zone.

Diabetic Mommy By September 11, 2013 Tags: , , , 9 Comments

(Just a few words:  Ladies’ Home Journal contacted my family about featured Birdy’s Batman princess costume in their October issue, and here’s outcome of those discussions.  Birdy, upon seeing herself in a magazine:  “Batman is going to love this.”) You might also like: Wordless Wednesday: Diabetes Blog Search Terms. Wordless … Tuesday? Comfort Zone ———> Me Batman Princess.

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