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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 Rethink P.I.N.K #NationalMammographyDay Breast Cancer Awareness

ReThink PINK October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Solis Mammography wants you to reclaim the month of October for national breast health and dispel the fear and anxiety created around pink ribbons. Solis wants you to know that most women – 7 out of 8 – will not get breast cancer. Your annual mammogram is a way to focus on empowerment, choice and peace of mind.
As the nation’s largest independent provider of screening and diagnostics for breast health services, Solis wants you to Rethink P.I.N.K. this October and focus on breast health.

P=Peace of Mind. Solis Mammography has trademarked the Peace of Mind Mammogram™ to reflect their promise of offering such an exceptional experience that women  won’t avoid getting the mammogram they need. The environment of each center and exceptional quality of patient care offered by specialists in breast imaging leads to peace of mind for the patients they serve.

I=Incredible Service. Solis Mammography’s entire team is deeply committed to the women and physicians they serve. From online scheduling and fast results delivered by secure email within 24 to 48 hours, the company is proud to cite that 98 percent of their patients would give them a positive recommendation to family or friends.

N=Not what you Expect. While many women associate mammograms with pain, Solis’ breast dedicated technologists are highly trained in breast compression and placement. This results in 89 percent of their patients reporting little to no discomfort during their exam.

K=Knowledge is Power. Perhaps most central to the Rethink P.I.N.K. campaign is the common statistic most women cite – that 1 in 8 women will get breast cancer in their lifetime. Solis encourages women to remember that this also means 7 in 8 women will NOT get breast cancer. But if you are the 1 in 8, you want to find any anomaly as EARLY as possible, so that your treatment is as EASY as possible.

National Mammography Day

Many Solis centers are offering extended weekday and Saturday hours during the month of October.  There are 4 centers in OH. Visit our website to find the most convenient center: http://www.solismammo.com//find-a-center/Ohio read the rest of this entry »

PostHeaderIcon Vicks DayQuil and NyQuil Severe #ReliefIsHere


Vicks DayQuil and NyQuil Severe foe cold and flu season - DelightfulChaos.com
I am blessed in the fact that I do not get sick too often. However, when I do get sick, I am usually in bed for days. Parents know that when you get sick, the show must go on. It is very rare that I take a “Mom sick day” from life. When I am in bed, not moving, everyone knows that it is serious. I can at least semi-function with just about any ailment, except for a fever. Now don’t get me wrong, I have but, it doesn’t usually go well. Having been a single Mom for 5 years, you really just have no choice. Why can’t I just get a simple cold? If you are going to go, go big right? My body seems to agree.

My sons take medicine like champs. Liquid or pills, it doesn’t matter. I have never seen kids do it with such grace. I wish I was able to be like that. I can take pills with no problems but, trying to choke downa liquid usually results in some type of projectile. Glad I shared that aren’t you? read the rest of this entry »

PostHeaderIcon Always Discreet Knows All About Mom Issues #AlwaysDiscreetAtTarget

After the birth of my youngest, Spencer, in 2007, I was unsure if I wanted more children. I was only 29 and I didn’t want to close that window just yet. I opted for an IUD and was thrilled to find out that one of the POSSIBLE things that could happen was….. no more cycles! I was absolutely ecstatic to learn that I was one of the lucky ones. I did not have a cycle for almost 8 years. Can you even imagine how wonderful that is in your early late 20’s, early 30’s? There was a down fall to to having kids as well. Can you sneeze without peeing a little? Oh come on, we are all adults here right? We know it happens to so many women. I am not ashamed to admit this. It is one of my “battle wounds” for my wonderful children. Yes, it can be annoying at times but, I will gladly live with it to have them in my life. It is a small price to pay!

My IUD was only good for 7 years. At 36 years old, and my sons being 7 and 12, I accepted that I wasn’t meant to have a little girl. All Mom’s want a little girl but, I decided to close the bakery for good. There would be no more buns baking in this oven. So, I went in June and I had a tubal. The removal of the IUD, of course, would put me back in the cycle stage. This was not something I looked forward to. In August and September, no cycle! I thought that I was one of those extremely rare cases when it wouldn’t come back. It turns out, October rolled around and I wasn’t so lucky. read the rest of this entry »

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