In Honor of Jesse: A Virtual call to action

There are people in your life who are solid. And then there are people in your life who are just plain Rock Solid (Caps intended). For me, one of the most inspirational, funny, determined, honest, hard-working and brave people I’ve ever known is Michelle Page Alswager. And today, my request of all my friends is to do a little something on behalf of Michelle. Not because today is her birthday, and not just because she’s so flipping strong. I’ll get to what I’d like to ask you to do in a minute. First, the story. I’ve known Michelle for a … Continue reading In Honor of Jesse: A Virtual call to action

A call to action: Help this mom and help all parents

It’s a call to action day again. Please read below and take the action I request at the end. Let’s see if we cannot show this mom – and the world – the right way to help families in need with diabetes. Please read, share and respond. I met Deborah* (not her real name) about six years ago, shortly after her then three-year old son was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. I went to her house to deliver a Bag of Hope to her and her son and right away, I knew this was a special case. I knew this … Continue reading A call to action: Help this mom and help all parents

Guest Post: My Daughter Speaks Out. Some honesty and a request for advice

The following guest post arrived in my email box the other morning with a note to me that read “Mom. Please read this carefully and make it sound better.” Lauren, I didn’t need to change a word. I was sitting in work today doing the kind of work that requires focus, but allows your mind to wander a bit. In between scanning checks, I had a reality check of my own: I’m going to be twenty years old in less than two months. The fact that I will soon have lived two decades baffles me. Where did the time go? … Continue reading Guest Post: My Daughter Speaks Out. Some honesty and a request for advice