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First days of school

Posted by Natalie on August 26, 2014 - Comments (3) - Category: Personal Experience
I think some people have great emotions when a child starts school, but for me I had the added feeling of someone else managing my child's diabetes and that was hard. Read More »
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The Diagnosis

Posted by Natalie on April 15, 2014 - Comments (10) - Category: Personal Experience
That moment is imprinted in my brain: the day, year, hour and minute of Johanna's diagnosis 9 years ago today. Read More »
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Getting Away...Not Just Around the Corner

Posted by Natalie on June 20, 2013 - Comments (3) - Category: Personal Experience
It's been eight years since our daughter Johanna (JoJo) was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (t1d) at the tender age of four; six years since we adopted our son Nick. They're now twelve years old. Read More »
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Keeping Harmony In Your Marriage After Your Child's T1D Diagnosis

Posted by Natalie on December 13, 2012 - Comments (5) - Category: Personal Experience
Thinking back to that diagnosis day in 2005, our then fiery, redheaded JoJo was only four. The following year Jeff and I struggled. Read More »
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Mothering T1D Children

Posted by Natalie on October 4, 2012 - Comments (2) - Category: Personal Experience
We have two T1D eleven year olds. So often I'm up in the middle of the night checking blood sugar. This poem was born on one of those nights. Read More »
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Only For A Moment

Posted by Natalie on September 4, 2012 - Comments (1) - Category: Personal Experience
After leaving JoJo at Camp Clara Barton and Nick at Camp Joslin , Jeff and I said good-bye as we headed off in different directions, he on his way to a fundraiser and me to our family’s cottage in Maine.

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I'm Tired!

Posted by Natalie on July 7, 2012 - Comments (4) - Category: Personal Experience
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Recap from the 2011 PDK Family Getaway Weekend

Posted by Natalie on September 29, 2011 - Comments (2) - Category: Personal Experience
Jeff and I were excited as we drove up to the Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, Vermont on Friday September 9th 2011 for the PDK Family Getaway Weekend...

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JDRF 2011 Children's Congress

Posted by Natalie on June 13, 2011 - Comments (0) - Category: Personal Experience
Both Johanna and Nick were among 150 children delegates from JDRF in Washington D.C. who met with their Members of Congress and Senators, each child sharing their personal journey of life with diabetes to help them understand how important it is to find a cure. Read More »
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Happy Father's Day

Posted by Natalie on June 12, 2011 - Comments (0) - Category: Personal Experience
Here's a Father's Day poem I jotted down while thinking of my husband Jeff, father of our three children (two whom have type 1). I appreciate all he does for our family and wouldn't want to be in this journey with anyone else. Read More »
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Jeff and Natalie KolokI’m Natalie.  I’m a mom of three kids, two with type 1 diabetes. As you know, parenting children with type 1 diabetes is a journey of long nights, lots of work, and seldom much support. There’s not much I can do about your long nights, but I hope our website and blogs offer you some support. I look forward to blogging with you.

Hey, I’m Jeff. Blogging about diabetes? Dunno. Original thought and complete sentences instead of grunts and “yups”? Uh-oh. Well, Nat says I have to, so here’s my foray into the diabetes blogosphere…with no GPS or compass.

 

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