Opening Up

Opening Up

There are a great many things that I talk to my friends and family about. Happy things, sad things, memories, plans. The fact that we spent a whole hour recently trying to figure out what our 4 year old meant when he said he really liked "moon sex" (sorry, what?), until we finally realized that [...]

Someday.

Someday.

One day back in the fall, as we headed down the street on one of our evening walks, I watched you running ahead of me, dinosaur tail waggling on the costume you insisted you wore. I watched as you ran in a wobbly path past the "Hate Has No Home Here" signs and the piles [...]

Talking Type 1 with Your Type 1

Talking Type 1 with Your Type 1

At the hospital, they teach you how to give shots and juggle numbers and make life or death decisions, but the reality is that only time will tell how your little T1 will learn to navigate this strange world where not everyone has a verifiably hopeless pancreas like they do. He knew he had T1D - that he was different, and brave. But how could we possibly explain to our (by then) 3 year old the magnitude of what that meant for him? Over the years, the conversations have become easier. We've taken our lead from him - what he's ready to know, and what he's not. What words to use. This is the best of what we've learnt.

Ice Cream in the Bathroom, Daniel Tiger Confusion, and the Importance of Self-Care

Ice Cream in the Bathroom, Daniel Tiger Confusion, and the Importance of Self-Care

This week has been a bit of a doozy, and it's left me thinking a lot about self-care. T1D is so relentless - so unforgiving - that sometimes it, coupled with an ordinary sort of difficult week, can be enough to really wear you down. There are no sick days. No vacations. No breaks from [...]