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Hallie Addington
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Lives in Springboro, Ohio
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Wait! Let Me Take a Selfie!
Yesterday I got a very cool email from the very cool folks at the International Diabetes Federation telling me about their new app!  I don't know about you but we love apps at our house... especially free ones.  And even more so when they involve pictures! ...
Yesterday I got a very cool email from the very cool folks at the International Diabetes Federation telling me about their new app!  I don't know about you but we love apps at our house... especially free ones.  And even more...
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What If It Does? Pain, Progress, and Pushing On
J and I were sitting under an umbrella enjoying a rare moment of peace at the pool.  Sweets had made a new friend and was enjoying playing with her and her little brother.  It was tranquil.  The warm breeze carried their laughter and snippets of their conve...
J and I were sitting under an umbrella enjoying a rare moment of peace at the pool.  Sweets had made a new friend and was enjoying playing with her and her little brother.  It was tranquil.  The warm breeze carried their laug...
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Until She's Not
Life is moving a break neck speed. I can't seem to find the time to keep up with everything.  Like you know, shower.  And feed my kid. So blog reading has REEEEALY taken a back seat.  But the other day I read a blog post that was one of the best I've ever r...
Life is moving a break neck speed. I can't seem to find the time to keep up with everything.  Like you know, shower.  And feed my kid. So blog reading has REEEEALY taken a back seat.  But the other day I read a blog post that...
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Life, Marshmallows, and Valentine's Day
Valentine's Day is right around the corner. Maybe you're like me... and still frantically trying to come up with the perfect gift.  Maybe you're like my husband, who rocks at this stuff and is already done and smugly smiling about it.  Maybe you've just giv...
Valentine's Day is right around the corner. Maybe you're like me... and still frantically trying to come up with the perfect gift.  Maybe you're like my husband, who rocks at this stuff and is already done and smugly smiling ...
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Diabetes Art Day 2014
Today is Diabetes Art Day!   Diabetes Art Day was created by the wonderful Lee Ann Thill.  On the Diabetes Art Day website , she describes it as this... " Diabetes Art Day  is a web-based initiative for the Diabetes Online Community to “tell a story” about ...
Today is Diabetes Art Day!   Diabetes Art Day was created by the wonderful Lee Ann Thill.  On the Diabetes Art Day website, she describes it as this... "Diabetes Art Day is a web-based initiative for the Diabetes Online C...
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Playing Catch (Up)
How has it really been this long since I've written anything? Life has been crazy - as usual!  Not crazy in a bad way.  Just crazy! Sweets has been busy with school and other activities.  Second grade has brought us a LOT more homework.  We spend time every...
How has it really been this long since I've written anything? Life has been crazy - as usual!  Not crazy in a bad way.  Just crazy! Sweets has been busy with school and other activities.  Second grade has brought us a LOT mor...
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Have her in circles
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With a Little Help from our Friends
A few months ago I got an email from a someone asking for advice.  And I was impressed... She wasn't asking for advice because HER child had been diagnosed with Type 1.  She was asking for advice because her FRIEND'S child had been diagnosed.  And she wante...
A few months ago I got an email from a someone asking for advice.  And I was impressed... She wasn't asking for advice because HER child had been diagnosed with Type 1.  She was asking for advice because her FRIEND'S child ha...
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The Road Ahead: A Look at Five Years with T1D
Easter.  2009. She was sick.  I knew something wasn't right.  I just didn't know what. Well, I did.  But... I could feel that we were on the edge of something BIG. Sweets had just turned three.  She had just moved into the preschool room at her daycare.  An...
Easter.  2009. She was sick.  I knew something wasn't right.  I just didn't know what. Well, I did.  But... I could feel that we were on the edge of something BIG. Sweets had just turned three.  She had just moved into the pr...
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Thank you for sharing your family's story of diagnosis, the fear, the fight and the strength you've all shown. Children are very resilient, they quickly adjust to just about everything and thank God for that!! I wish you all love, strength and patience to keep fighting, but most of all to always see your daughter smiling with joy, knowing you both will always be there for her!
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At Least It's Not...
*This post was originally written about a year ago.  I was just talking about this issue with some local D Mamas and thought... I still feel this way.  Maybe you do, too...* A few weeks ago we took Sweets to the doctor to check in after her "episode" with...
**This post was originally written about a year ago.  I was just talking about this issue with some local D Mamas and thought... I still feel this way.  Maybe you do, too...** A few weeks ago we took Sweets to the doctor to c...
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Dexcom G4: Pediatric Approval with a Familiar Face
Yesterday, the FDA approved the use of the Dexcom G4 Platinum continuous glucose monitor for use in children.  (You can read the press release here .) HOLLA! We have been using the Dexcom CGM for years.  We were lucky enough to begin just before the lablein...
Yesterday, the FDA approved the use of the Dexcom G4 Platinum continuous glucose monitor for use in children.  (You can read the press release here.) HOLLA! We have been using the Dexcom CGM for years.  We were lucky enough t...
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Destination ME: Losing the Weight
Destination ME Did you think I forgot?  Nope!  Just because I said that I was going to post once a week and haven't posted in months does not mean that I forgot!  Or that I haven't been working on my goals! So let's see... what WERE my goals?!?  Just kiddin...
Destination ME Did you think I forgot?  Nope!  Just because I said that I was going to post once a week and haven't posted in months does not mean that I forgot!  Or that I haven't been working on my goals! So let's see... wh...
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The Christmas Sing
Our class was chosen to sing last week during the annual Senior Citizen's Luncheon that is held at our school!  The kids worked really hard learning the songs!  They were really excited to wear the reindeer shirts and perform!  And they sure looked cute doi...
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Education
  • Miami University
    Elementary Education K-8, 1994 - 1998
    Undergraduate
  • University of Dayton
    Educational Leadership, 1999 - 2001
    Graduate
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I'm not a doctor, I just play one in real life!
Introduction
I am a wife, mother, teacher, blogger and so much more!  

I am married to my wonderful husband, Jason, and we have one amazing little girl!  

I am a Kindergarten teacher and love working with "my kids".  I think Kinder is the best age and grade!  I love to see all they learn during the year!

I am a D Mama.  This means I have a child with Type 1 Diabetes.  My beautiful little girl was dxd with T1 on April 27, 2009 just a few weeks after turning 3 years old.  That day changed all of our lives forever.  We work hard to raise her as a happy, healthy, normal child who does not let her disease hold her back.  

I am a Board Member for the Southwest Ohio chapter of JDRF.  I work with outreach, mentors, and government relations.  I believe strongly in working to find a CURE for Type 1.

I am a blogger!  I write a diabetes blog called The Princess and The Pump (www.theprincessandthepump.com).  I chronicle the experiences of our family as we live and love with T1 D along for the ride.  I also write a blog called Together an Ocean (www.mrsaddingtonskindergarten.com).  This is my classroom blog.  I keep track of all our fun and learning on this site!

I'm also a crazy person who runs from dance lessons to cheer practice (where I actually coach!) to gymnastics and more!  I love being involved in my daughter's life and she loves keeping busy!  But also really know how to kick back and relax - especially if thee is a beach involved!
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