Jenn Foster

Jenn Foster
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After spending a lot of time and money on an undergrad and masters degree, I realized that the only thing I wanted to be when I grew up was a momma. Three beautiful girls later; Emma (7), Sophie (4), and Madelyn (2), my husband Geoff and I have been married for 13 years and are happy to have planted our family in Fairfax, Vermont. My journey as a mother had been fairly typical until my oldest daughter was diagnosed with type 1 juvenile diabetes in August of 2011 when she was 3 years old. I recently took on a part time position with JDRF, an organization that funds type 1 diabetes research and also provides advocacy. Being a "work from home" mom with three kids under foot is going to be a whole new journey!

Kindergarten, Ready?

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My daughter was born just 14 days after our school district has a standard cutoff date for Kindergarten. She will turn 5 in a couple of days and will wait another year until she can...

Back to School: Tips for Parents

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The lazy dog days of summer are winding down and if you are like me you're already thinking ahead to the next school year. Later summer bedtimes, loose routines and schedules, and running ourselves on...

20 Reasons Why I Know I Am Girl Mom!

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I feel the need to start this off with a little disclaimer: this is what happens in my home for my girls but may not be your experience. My girls are deep into barbies, babies,...
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Why We Walk

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Why do we walk? We walk because type 1 diabetes, also known as T1D, is an autoimmune disease that is diagnosed in both children and adults. T1D occurs when the body’s own immune system destroys...

Clothing Crisis: I Am Choosing To Dress My Daughters Appropriately

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Spring is finally here in Vermont! This means the first day it hits over 50 degrees everyone runs into their closet to put on anything other than the wool sweaters we’ve been wearing for...

Finding myself, again.

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When I sat down to write this post it was suppose to go in a very different direction than it actually did.  I sat down to write this post about mommy guilt and how...
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Go With Your Gut: When to Trust Your Mom Instincts

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There is something that happens to every one of us the moment that we find out we are pregnant.  It is hardwired in our brain. There is no stopping it, it is in our...
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The 10 Most “Unpopular” Social Media Posts and Personalities

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Is it just me or are you finding that there is a lot of stuff being posted on social media that should be, let’s say, not be? What drives you to post something on...

My 5 Year Old Was Called The “B” Word . . .

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It’s not the “B” word that you are thinking of. Honestly, I think I could have handled that word better than the word she was called. When I received the phone call from my...
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Special Delivery: A Surrogacy Story

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When Maggie and Jessi met 18 years ago, in 1993, at high school freshman orientation they never knew the path their friendship would take. A friendship that has stood the test of time and...

Yes, She Can Eat That. 10 Things You Should Know About Living With Type...

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Just over three years ago I became a pancreas. Yes, you heard me right, a pancreas. My daughter Emma was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes when she was 3 years old. This meant that...

Teaching Our Children Social Goodness

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Recently I have been witness to wonderful things happening all around me.  I'm talking about people giving back, charity work, donating, and volunteering.  Through the thick haze of unpleasant things in this world you...

Why I Celebrate the Day My Daughter Was Diagnosed With a Chronic Disease

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Today (August 12th) we will have our cake and we will eat it too. We are not celebrating a birthday or a graduation. There will be no baby shower or future bride to honor....

On Choosing the Bottle Over the Boob

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I chose not to breastfeed my babies. World Breastfeeding Week has been a time to reflect on my choices as a woman and as a mother. Choices that we all are afforded to make, with...