Before I Became A Mother Of Black Children

Posted: June 4, 2020

I am white. Three of my children are black. I am also a mother of five white children. With 12 years of parenting under my belt, motherhood was nothing new to me when we adopted. What was new to me however was society’s response to…

Good News

Posted: April 22, 2020

A year ago at this time I was not in a good mental space. Our 7-year-old son Cyrus had been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes two months prior and I was struggling. Cyrus was our third child to be diagnosed with Type 1 in ten…

Advancing Adoption

Posted: November 1, 2019

I think November is our month. What I mean by that is, November is Diabetes Awareness month and Adoption Awareness month. These two things apply to 6 of our 8 children. If you have been reading this blog you probably already know we have three…

Meet Jarvis

Posted: August 3, 2019

Allow me to introduce you to Jarvis! If you are a Marvel fan the name Jarvis probably needs no explanation. If you are not a Marvel fan (not possible for me with 6 boys in the house) let me explain how we chose his name….

To Canada With A Candidate

Posted: July 31, 2019

I really dislike politics. An election year is like nails on a chalkboard to me. I do not follow any particular party (or person for that matter) because let’s face it, no one gets it completely right (or even half right in my opinion). In…

These “Donut” Cause Diabetes

Posted: July 24, 2019

Would you tell someone with Crohn’s disease, Endometriosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis or Multiple Sclerosis that they did something to cause their disease? Of course not! Not only would that be untrue it would also be cruel to blame someone for something they cannot control. All of…

Insulin Is Not Created Equal

Posted: July 17, 2019

Short vs. Long There is a common misconception that all insulin is the same. Unfortunately this is not true. The $25 bottle of insulin that someone bought for their diabetic pet at Walmart is not the same as what most people with type 1 diabetes…

Weeding Out The Truth

Posted: July 7, 2019

This was church today. We had every intention of going to church. I laid out nice clothes (anything without holes in the knees) for each of the kids the night before and programmed the coffee maker to have a fresh brewed pot ready for me…