5 Ways to Relieve Stress… and Save Your Sanity

In my last Triple P parenting class, pre-assessment scores were off the charts for many of the eighteen parents. “Critical range” kept popping up for one category in particular – overall stress. Too much to manage and not enough of you to go around. Whether it was a family dealing with health concerns, a single mom trying to do it all, or a married father juggling 60+ hours on the job and wondering why he wasn’t more patient with his kids—all of these families were inundated with stress. Continue Reading →

Type 1 Diabetes

On January 11, 2013 my life as a parent, and more importantly my 3 1⁄2 year old son’s life, was forever changed by three words – Type 1 Diabetes. There was no family history of diabetes, no health problems. Joseph was just your typical normal, happy, healthy boy! Joseph’s diagnosis story started out like most other Type 1 diabetics that we have come across: a misdiagnosed case of the flu. Continue Reading →