Chanukah (by request)

I know, I know. Chanukah ended Friday night. Over the weekend, though, I heard from some relatives who wanted to know what happened to the Chanukah Moose.  I didn't realize that had become a tradition around here!  Yes, the ridiculous blow-up menorah is up again this year. We still have the hat, although it's not so big…

Social Media & Elections

So what do you think about social media in this election? I'm not sure it influenced any outcomes, but it meant some interesting moments.  By social media, of course, I mean Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn.  Even if you're not on these outlets, most of the candidates are. Good example: check out Charlotte social media expert Jeff…

Who’s Watching the Kids?

I embarrassed myself with our new babysitter yesterday. But it was for a good reason.  Tell you more about that in a minute. First, a little background. Finding childcare these days is tough enough, but when you've got a kid with a chronic condition like type 1 diabetes, it gets a little more complicated. When we find…

The Beedies

One of the best ways we've found to deal with my son's diabetes is to try to see the humor in some of the crazy situations.  Obviously, I'm not alone in this.  Just found a terrific blog.  Click here to see some funny definitions and terms about The Beedies. Don't forget to check the carbage. We…

Friday August 14th 12noon

Great idea from a heart-wrenching story.  Tomorrow, Friday August 14th at 12noon EST, send a message of thanks to our troops over Facebook or Twitter.   That's it. A simple, wonderful idea that's quickly gaining attention.  It started from the loss of 4 soldiers from North Carolina in June, killed in Iraq, all on the same day. …

Off to Camp!

I started going to sleep-away camp when I was six years old.  My older sister was going and there was no way I was going to be left behind.  That was the first of 8 years of summer spent away from home.  Summer camp gave me independence, confidence and what we know call "life experience."…