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Final Version of my Book Cover Revealed! 

It's here, I'm giddy!

There isn't too much to say other then I am genuinely happy to be able to share the final version of the cover to my new book Life Is Short, Laundry Is Eternal here on Arden's Day before it appears anywhere else.

The cover will begin to populate on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and other seller's websites in the coming days and weeks along with new and specific page length information, chapter titles and much more. You can Pre-Order a paperback copy today, eBook readers will have to wait until closer to the release date on April 2nd.

I've added a new page to Arden's Day that contains all of the information pertaining to the book. You can reach it by clicking on the cover in the sidebar, this link or at the heavy-handed and slightly embarrassing, 'Buy My Book' tab in the navigation bar.

Thank you all so much for taking this crazy ride with me, look for a new blog piece about type I diabetes coming tomorrow morning titled, 'Everyone Poops'... I know, what could that be about?


Arden's Day is the Wego Health 2011 Health Activist Award winner!

So excited... I'll post more later when my heart stops beating so fast.

What a wonderful surprise it was to be chosen from among so many deserving and wonderfully written health blogs. A day after learning that I won WEGO Health's 2011 Health Activist Award in the 'Advocating for Another' category, well,  I'm still a bit in shock. 

WEGO Health houses an amazing collection of communities and blogs about a sweeping range of medical issues. It's members offer advice and support to countless people that need it. If you or someone that you know is living with a medical condition and looking for community, I strongly suggest that you click on this link and see if there is a group tailored to your specific need - I bet that there is.

I want to thank WEGO, the independent judges and the type I diabetes community for embracing what I'm trying to do with this website. It was a genuine honor to be named as the winner in such a broad and powerful community of people. I'm proud of this site and the words that you'll find on it. Moreover, I'm happy beyond words that it helps people. Thank you all very much!



We have a winner! Amazon Gift Card giveaway.

Many entered (some unknowingly) but only one could win...

I am please to announce the winner of our first giveaway. The results were tallied (pulled from a hat) by the accounting firm of Arden, Hat & Arden. The results have been confirmed (I looked at the slip of paper) and now it is time to reveal the lucky winner!

Please imagine a BIG drumroll before you keep reading

Our winner is Cherise Shockley! Cherise is a diabetes advocate extraordinare! She has a wonderful blog about her experiances as a type 1.5 diabetic and is also the founder of the DSMA. As a matter of fact, if you don't know her name or something that she is involved in... well, I'd be surprised. Check her out on Twitter @Diabetic_Iz_Me or learn more about her Blue Friday's innitiative. She is a lot of wonderful things but at this moment, what she is more then anything else, is $50 richer!

Thanks to everyone that participated! If you'd like to keep up with other Arden's Day giveaways, consider taking a moment to become a site member. There is one other giveaway going on right now, surf over and take a look.


Untitled Giving Project: Insulin Pumps & CGMs for kids

It has long been my dream to find a way to give insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors to children that need but can't afford them. Today after two years of research and preparation I am ready to take the first step towards making my dream a reality. 

I hope that you can imagine with me the collective good that would come from lifting just a part of the massive stress that managing a child's type I diabetes brings to a family. My family is lucky enough to have good insurance and the means to pay the out of pocket costs that are associated with these fantastic devices. I feel a grand desire to help the children that aren't as fortunate. I have a plan, an agreement to buy devices at cost and enough enthusiasm to lift my house, I just need one last thing... a little help. My goal is to identify and outfit the first child with a device by the spring of 2012. After that I'm going to keep going until I can't find another child suffering or struggling with multiple daily injections and wishing that they could use an insulin pump. I'm going to keep going until every parent has the peace of mind that comes from knowing that their child's CGM will wake them when blood glucose levels get dangerously low. Until type I is cured - I'm going to make these focuses my personal mission. I have the time, the knowledge, the desire and hope.

If I've ever helped, taught or inspired you please follow this link to find out how you can help me help others.


Win a $50 Amazon gift card!

I am giving away one $50 Amazon gift card to a lucky reader!

Not just any gift card, the exact card that I was awarded for winning CBS Philly's 2011 Most Valuable Blogger contest. If it wasn't for all of you Arden's Day wouldn't be a blog. I could write until my little fingers couldn't go anymore but if no one read what I wrote... well, I'd just have the world's most public diary. It's all of you that make my words meaningful, you do that when you read them and I appreciate it more then you can imagine!


There are a few ways to enter:

1. Subscribe to the "Arden's Day RSS" feed (link on the righthand sidebar) 

After you subscribe you will be entered once for each comment that you leave on Arden's Day from now until November 15, 2011 at 12:00pm*


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After you 'like' the page you will be entered once for each comment that you leave on our FaceBook page from now until November 15, 2011 at 12:00pm*. -


3. Follow Arden's Day on Twitter

After you 'follow' you will be entered once for each retweet of an @ArdensDay tweet from now until November 15, 2011 at 12:00pm*


4. Vote for Arden's Day in the 'Best Kids Health Blog' contest.

After you vote, Tweet - " I voted for @ArdensDay". You will be entered once for voting ***Voting for contest has closed. 10/18/11***


*Contest is open to all but the gift card can/will only be mailed inside the United States. I reserve the right to eliminate comments for content, spam ect. You must include your email address when you comment to be entered. Enter as often as you want, no limit, with the exception of the fact that you can only vote at the contest once. 

If you already like us on FaceBook, follow on Twitter or subscribe to our RSS feed your comments will automatically entered.

The winner will be drawn at random by Arden herself and announced on November 21, 2011, good luck!