One Year In: Our First “Diaversary”

One year ago -- June 9, 2016 -- a new family member came unexpectedly crashing into our lives. This new family member demanded 24-hour attention, a new education, personal growth, dietary changes, a lot of money, and a huge amount of patience. Its name is T1D. We didn't welcome type 1 diabetes into our lives, … Continue reading One Year In: Our First “Diaversary”

Thank You, Diabetes: Finding Gratitude in the Face of Chronic Illness

I know that from most of my blog posts, it might seem like our world over here at the Alexander household is a lot of doom and gloom. I just want to tell you that it absolutely is NOT. Sure, we have our fair share of hard days (or maybe more like hard hours as I … Continue reading Thank You, Diabetes: Finding Gratitude in the Face of Chronic Illness

Say SOMETHING. Or, Maybe, Don’t: What to Say to Someone Who Has Been Dealt a Blow

I have learned A LOT about how to approach people who are going through a hard time since Lily's diagnosis. The most obvious thing I've learned is how I've been doing it all wrong. Say your friend's mom recently died, or someone you sort of know has a kid who has been diagnosed with cancer … Continue reading Say SOMETHING. Or, Maybe, Don’t: What to Say to Someone Who Has Been Dealt a Blow