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Multi-tasking Mom

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Multi-tasking Mom

Those of you who know me personally are aware that I am first, and foremost, a mother to a beautiful, strong, and intelligent two year old daughter named Coral. She is unique in the sense that she has a broken pancreas, or Type 1 diabetes. It's an autoimmune disease where the body attacks its pancreas destroying the insulin-producing beta cells. Eventually, a Type 1 diabetic (T1d) will cease to produce their own insulin completely and becomes dependent on it to live and fight another day. They have to take insulin either by injections or an insulin pump, which Coral now has...

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We Moved!

FROM HAWAII TO CALI On August 29th, my family and I took a one-way flight from Honolulu, HI to Los Angeles, CA. My husband received a job offer we couldn't refuse and decided we would save up enough money to move back someday. We were saddened to have to leave the islands, but realistically, the jobs there don't pay enough to support a family - especially with a Type 1 diabetic toddler and two dogs. On a positive note, this would be my second time living in LA since I left in 2011 after earning my Bachelor's degree and valuable...

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