Support a Fighter

October isn’t only about ghosts and goblins, it’s also about the girls! This month, send a pink card to someone who is fighting (like a girl) through Breast Cancer:


Download the free .pdf tutorial HERE

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Don’t stop with PINK…you can make this card in any color you want to show your awareness, love and concern for those in any battle! This is one of my favorite charts showing ribbon colors for causes. I made these versions of the card with colors for Type 1 Diabetes (blue and gray with a drop of blood), Alzheimers (purple) and Heart Disease (red) :


The Type 1 Mom Song

Today I wanted to share a day in the life of a mom with Type 1 Diabetes children…though my own son is now entering adulthood, I remember this and want to say “Good Job” to all the wonderful parents AND kids who work hard at keeping diabetes under control 🙂

Desserts for Diabetes

It’s been 8 years. 11,680 insulin injections. 14,600 finger pricks to check blood sugar. A million worries. 
And we are just getting started.

While he’s outgrowing the “Juvenile” part of Juvenile Diabetes (most days), he’ll never outgrow the Type 1 Diabetes. Not until we find a cure. So you’ll be hearing from me every year until that cure is found.

With Type 1 (or Juvenile) Diabetes, the pancreas produces NO insulin, so the person with this disease must act as their pancreas, giving insulin injections from the moment of diagnosis. Unlike Type 2 Diabetes, it cannot be controlled by diet, exercise, pills, essential oils, cinnamon or acupuncture (well meaning friends and family have suggested them all). The good news is that with a lot of pricking/poking/injections and the ability to count carbs accurately, a Type 1 Diabetic CAN eat sugar (despite the claim of Kayson’s shirt, above).
So this year, we are trying something new for our fund-raising event for JDRF and the Walk to Cure Diabetes: 
Desserts for Diabetes
Saturday, July 31
7-9 p.m.
860 E 1050 S, Spanish Fork
 $5 per person
Enjoy a scrumptious dessert bar and silent auction as we help fund the research for a cure. 
To purchase tickets, call: 801-376-8685.
Can’t attend? Visit my JDRF walk page and make a donation and/or join our walk team! Your generosity will help millions of families to never know what they are missing. And wouldn’t that be a blessing?

For Kayson

This goofy kid calls himself the “sexy diabetic”…not that I’d argue the point, since he’s beefed up quite a bit in the past year and is a total chick magnet:

Okay, so that’s really a duckling, but his personality attracts all sorts of lovely creatures 🙂

ANYHOO, we are nearing our annual JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes and I’m asking for your help. Our goal is $1,000 and we haven’t raised one red cent! (I could make excuses, but they wouldn’t be any good…)

Living with diabetes sucks (pardon the French). Kayson spent a few days in Primary Children’s hospital in June getting “re-trained” because his blood sugars have been too high, too long. It scares me, but he’s a teenager and learning to assert his independence, which sometimes translates to “I don’t want to deal with this anymore”. Unfortunately, that’s not an option…YET. We are committed to finding a cure and have been active with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation for almost as long as Kayson has had Diabetes (7 years). But we can’t do it alone.

You don’t need to donate $100 (but you certainly could if you want to!), but if you have an extra $10, we could put it to good use: 90% of your donation goes DIRECTLY to research to find a cure for this disease.

To make it even easier, you can donate online! CLICK HERE to make a difference in Kayson’s life and every child who suffers from Juvenile Diabetes.

Our family thanks you from the bottom of our hearts…or in Kayson’s case, the bottom of his pancreas!

Do Some Good (as you shop for groceries)

Do you have an Albertson’s card? Here’s an opportunity to “Do Some Good” while you shop! Link your Albertson’s card to JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) by February 28 and Albertson’s will donate up to 4% of every grocery purchase toward finding a cure for Juvenile Diabetes.

Visit for instructions on how to do this! The “organization number” for JDRF is 49000115095

This will make Kayson very happy!