Would You Tell Your Friends If You Had a Serious Illness?

A few minutes ago, I shared a few tips on how parents can prepare for school if their kids have type 1 diabetes. I admit, it was partly for selfish reasons: I just a lost a friend to type 1 diabetes.What made it really hard for me was the fact that she never told me she had diabetes. Her parents never told me. Her brother never told me, either. And yes, I feel betrayed that one of my best friends never thought I deserved to know the truth....more

Back-to-School Tips for Parents of Children with Type 1 Diabetes

With the end of summer and the beginning of a new school year, many parents experience anxieties concerning the safety and well-being of their children. And for parents of children living with type 1 diabetes, those fears and anxieties can be even more pronounced. Since children with diabetes need special care and considerations, many parents worry that their children's needs aren't being met. Full disclosure: My boyfriend was hyperglycemic since he was seven. He was almost diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. It was an everyday struggle, but it was manageable. But just last week, it broke my heart that one of my best friends passed away from type 1 diabetes. Until she died, I didn't even know she had it! I felt betrayed - I know, it's selfish of me, but it was how I felt....more

Is Blogging Becoming Harder, Or Is It Just Me?

Is it just me, or is blogging starting to feel like work?Less than a minute ago, I blogged about how to manage stress because I was starting to feel really stressed out. I realized that the more I knew about blogging, the more effort I had to put into it to reach out to readers....more

5 Ways to Reduce Stress in Everyday Life

Life is stressful! According to the American Psychological Association, Gen X-ers (ages 34 to 47) report the highest of the most recent four generations. I may not be in that age group yet, but why should I wait? Many people I know already believe the burden of stress they bear is proportionate to their age.That's why I put together a few ways to get rid of stress. I did so by pointing out some key triggers in everyday stress....more

Is Fashion Superficial?

Now that I'm taking more definite steps into fashion blogging, I've been receiving feedback about how superficial it all is. Is this an opinion you share?...more
Rena Galanis I hate being judged for loving fashion, too! That's what brought this blog post ...more

Protect Online Data When Traveling Abroad: Lesson Learned!

Last summer, my mom’s high school (for their reunion) sponsored a trip to China. It was an amazing experience for her – she got to see the Great Wall and some of the sites of the 2008 Olympics , she got to learn about other cultures and even picked up a few words in Mandarin, and she also got to find out first-hand about some of the hassles of traveling to a high-risk location!...more
polyestherbunny Thank you! It's all based on a horrible experience, so I hope these tips do ...more

First Time at BlogHer!

It's my first time to post anything on BlogHer - I'm amazed by the many things you can do on here!Of course, it's not my first time to blog. I started blogging at an early age - my first blog post was in my teens. I had to stop, however, to focus on my studies. (I just graduated from my Information Technology course!)Blogging about Fashion (Among Other Things)Before this, the last time I blogged was four years ago. I was hoping to finish school with style, figuratively and literally, so I sold little trinkets online (thus the name of my blog, "Trinket Princess")....more