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What Exactly *is* Type 1 Diabetes? A Quick Guide for Friends of T1 Kids

More than 200,000 kids and teens in the U.S.* are waking up today and acting as their own pancreas. As kids with Type 1 diabetes, they don’t really have a choice. If you don’t have a child with Type 1 diabetes, there is a good chance you know one. And since November is American Diabetes Month, […]

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Late Summer is a (Hot) Mess

Sweaty? Annoyed? Daydreaming of locking yourself in a bathroom with only a milkshake for company? Perfect, you’ve arrived. Welcome to late summer, the no-man’s-land of parenting. The early summer days of plans, energy, and optimism (and most camps) are gone.  It’s an unstructured, windows-open hot* mess* (*literally), where high temps rule the day and mosquitoes […]

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Your Mother-in-law Wants You to Read This

As far as I know, there are two ends of the spectrum with in-laws: The Unicorn  — that miraculous relationship where a woman and her in-laws are seamlessly co-annexed into each other’s family; everyone just hugs all the time — and The Opposite — the entertaining-to-hear-but-not-live-out drama; the reason no one said “Huh? I don’t get it” when a […]

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No Shame in the Yoga Pants Game

As I corralled my children through the crowded halls of our school’s open house last week, I noticed a difference between me and many of the parents I squeezed past: They were dressed up a bit. I did a quick inventory of heels and earrings in the hallway. Dang. I looked down to confirm that […]

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