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Type 1 Diabetes and Pregnancy: What You Need to Know

CaringBridge has always been a resource for those experiencing a challenging pregnancy. In her own words, Carly shares her story of being pregnant and managing Type 1 Diabetes. Terrified of Pregnancy Growing up with Type 1 diabetes didn’t slow me down. While at times it was a nuisance, I never let it take control of my life and enjoyed swimming […]

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5 Tips to Quiet Your Racing Mind and Sleep Better

It’s been a long day and I’m tired. I get into bed ready for eight hours of blissful, uninterrupted sleep. As soon as my head hits the pillow my mind seems to come alive. And not just alive, but racing like I just had a triple shot of espresso. I begin rehashing the day, the year, my life. I go […]

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Top 3 Financial Tips for Caregivers: How to Protect Yourself

When it comes to caregiving, it’s often the little things that matter the most. Simple acts like visiting your ailing uncle and watching his favorite TV show, or making your mother’s favorite slow-cooker recipes and placing them in her freezer so that she’ll always have a home-cooked meal on hand, can make a huge difference in your loved one’s quality […]

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The Hardest Year

My cell rang, and I looked for someplace private to take the call. I walked into the garage and closed the door to my office, which happened to be my car. Sitting inside the car, inside the garage, I found my familiar haven. With three kids and a constant stream of places to be, things to do, people to talk […]

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Colton’s Army Keeps Marching On

“CaringBridge makes it so more people are aware of what is going on and sending us love and support. It shows us how many people care and that makes a big difference.” – Suzy Matter For 14-year-old Colton Matter, fighting childhood cancer for the 5th time in 5 years has required the strength of an army: Colton’s Army of prayer […]

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Man’s Best Friend Saving Lives

I used to think I understood how beautiful it felt to be loved by a good dog. But then I started hanging around with assistance dogs. And now I see how much deeper love can go. How Service Dogs Make a Difference A well-trained service dog who has been carefully placed into just the right partnership can transform the life […]

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