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PostHeaderIcon The Type 1 Diabetes news that changed our lives forever #T1D

I wanted to share with you why my postings have been well, few and far between the last few months. We were thrown a fast curveball with my step-son and it has been very consuming. Now, while Patrick and I are not married, and have no intentions of ever being so, (we have both been there and done that), his kids are still my step-children. I live with them, care for them and love them as if they were my own, as all step-parents should. I am very grateful that our blended family works wonderfully. We both get along with his ex-wife, Janet, and this is something that is very important when dealing with any life changing events.

Type 1 Diabetes Looks Like Me

Alex was always a smiling and laughing child. He is one of those children that can make just about anything funny. He has so much to say and wants everyone to know his thoughts. His energy is so contagious and hard not to dive into it head first. He can bring a smile to your face regardless of what your current mood its.

On March 14th, 2016, our lives were changed forever. Alex, was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at 9 years old. Just like any other “bad news” a doctor gives you, we were completely freaking out. He is with us every other week during school and every 2 weeks in the summer. Since I am the primary care giver during this time, my mind started doing flips. How am I going to take care of him? What if I mess something up? How am I going to revamp the entire way that I cook? How expensive is his new diet going to be? The questions and worries were so overwhelming. Read the rest of this entry »

PostHeaderIcon What makes you feel like Angry Birds during summer break?

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Summer break with 4 boys is nothing less than insanity. From the 15-year-old to the 9-year-old, it’s like Mom has to entertain them as if they were 3. I shouldn’t complain too much though. They definitely keep my butt moving and that is something I really need. Well, at least most days. I do have those ‘Mom Wants To Stay In Bed’ days. Not that I ever get them but, I digress.

If I had to pick the thing that makes me angry during summer break, I would have to be the fact that my kids seem to thing our backyard is a laundry basket. I am unsure why these 4 children can’t hang things up. They are in the pool 7 days a week which equals towels, swimsuits and clothes everywhere. Are they practicing for when they become husbands and think their wives are the maids? Maybe it’s just life with two teenagers and two nine-year olds that follow suit. I nix it as often as I can but, it’s an ongoing battle.

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We took the kids to see The Angry Birds movie on Sunday. I am not to adult to admit that I love kids movies. I didn’t realize how much I could relate to a bird. Red is my hero. Now I am not saying that I am an angry person all the time but, I do tend to say what I am thinking at all times. I laughed so hard at some of the things Red did. There is no doubt that things seem much more funny when you can relate to the character. Read the rest of this entry »

PostHeaderIcon Make A Splash with Nature’s Harvest Breads Whole Grains Finding Dory #Sweepstakes

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Finding Nemo was one of my favorite Pixar movies. I was so excited to see the creation of Finding Dory. It opens in theaters in 2 days on June 17th, 2016. Get ready to swim into some fun with everyone’s favorite, forgetful, blue fish, Dory and her friends!

If you love Dory as much as we do, I have a great sweepstakes for you to enter! Whether you are able to take the family to the theater to see it or not, you do not want to miss out on this. You can even win movie tickets! Read the rest of this entry »

PostHeaderIcon Treat Dad to Steak and Thrills This Fathers Day at Dorney Park

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This daughter is very much in awe of those who still get to have fun with their Dads on Father’s Day. My Dad passed in 2008 so it;s not a wonderful day for me. However, I can live vicariously through you all and enjoy the smiles I see online when you celebrate your favorite guy.

This year, Treat Dad to a day where he can be a kid again and support a good cause while he is doing it!  This Father’s Day, Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom will be offering special promotions and plenty of fun for the whole family to create special memories with Dad while helping to fight childhood cancer.

On Sunday, June 19th, join them for their Father’s Day Steak and Ale event! Park goers will enjoy an All-You-Can-Eat picnic including hamburgers, hot dogs, grilled chicken breast, pasta salad, watermelon, chips and Coca-Cola beverages.  Dads will be treated to a complimentary steak with all the trimmings prepared by Dorney’s Executive Chef Malo Jones.  Discounted ale will also be available for purchase for those guests age 21 years and older. How delicious and fun does that sound?

Dorney Park Father's Day
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