Monthly Archives: January 2013

Life Lessons….I Have Those!

My friend Rachel Vidoni, who also happens to be a blogger, recently passed my name on to Rene Syler of Good Enough Mother, a blog about parenting in real life, to participate in a feature called Life Lessons.

Life lessons….I have those!

Some of the questions are easy for me to answer (What keeps you grounded? What do you want to achieve in the next 12 months?), but other more self-reflective questions are proving more difficult (What is your biggest regret? What bad habit would you most like to change about yourself? Aside from motherhood/fatherhood and marriage what are you most proud of in your life? and, When were you happiest?)

But one of my goals for 2013 is to continue to be mindful and present: in my relationships, with my kids and family, professionally, and personally. And that means recognizing that it’s difficult to articulate answers to these questions and forging on anyway. Knowing the answers is important.

So look for my addition to Rene’s Life Lessons soon! What are some of yours?

Hole-y Swim Fingers!

Hole-y diabetic swim fingers Batman!

Extended periods of time in the pool give everyone wrinkly fingers, but time after time I’m shocked by what happens to fingers that have been pricked hundreds and hundreds of times.

Normally they just have small marks, like polkadots, on their finger tips. But when the skin shrinks up and gets wrinkly they look like tiny little sponges!

The kids gets a kick out of it, for now.

These are Luke’s fingers, after 4 years of blood glucose checks. I wonder what they will look like in 10 more years. Does this ever go away?