Acceptance. Finally, or Maybe Just for Now.

  When a parent is handed a lifelong diagnosis for their young child, such as type 1 diabetes, a long grieving process begins. It's incredibly hard to accept the new direction your lives will now take -- individually, and together. If you've never been through something like this, it's hard to understand, but you immediately … Continue reading Acceptance. Finally, or Maybe Just for Now.

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”

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