From Deny-abetes to Slaying the Diabetic Dragon (Part 1)

By: Sandy Churchill This has been a difficult week. Four doctors appointment in a row, one a day—like vitamins. A diabetic checkup and troubling infection, mammogram, ophthalmologist, and allergist appointment felt like a week-long tune-up that revealed some frustrating news. Blood sugars out of control again… or should I say “still.” The truth is there … More From Deny-abetes to Slaying the Diabetic Dragon (Part 1)

Ageless Style

By: Sandy Churchill   This Sunday at church, a blast of twangy fiddle music blasted just a few minutes into the Mass. The country hoe-down tune made me smile, not just for the peppy burst of unexpected cell phone music, but when I glimpsed the owner of said cell phone: a sweet, quivery octogenarian who … More Ageless Style

Kindness Month Could Inspire Us All

By: Sandy Churchill Recently, I happened upon a jauntily-crayoned rainbow sign that simply said, “Kindness.” It was masking-taped in an elementary school hallway in honor of “Kindness Month, ” as part of the year-long Character Counts initiative. The simplicity and bold yellow-orange-and-green stripes of the sign made me smile. Kindness. The image in the third … More Kindness Month Could Inspire Us All

Centenarian Wisdom: Peace is Worth Fighting For

By: Sandy Churchill   As a Signature Healthcare Mommy Blogger, I am typically tasked with sharing stories of parenting—the ups, downs, inspirations, and lessons learned over the years. While the focus on parenting issues typically spans birth to college, tots to teens, we rarely consider the life lessons shared by grandparents, great grandparents, and other … More Centenarian Wisdom: Peace is Worth Fighting For

Hoarders to Help: A Journey of Friendship

By: Sandy Churchill   “I say this with all the love in the world,” confided my dear friend Kerry to me recently. “Don’t buy another pencil!” A fellow homeschooler, my friend understood my frenzied life-style enough to “get” my obsession with school supplies—but also point out that part of our organizational chaos at home is … More Hoarders to Help: A Journey of Friendship