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Arden's Day Blog

Arden's Day is a type I diabetes care giver blog written by author Scott Benner. Scott has been a stay-at-home dad since 2000, he is the author of the award winning parenting memoir, 'Life Is Short, Laundry Is Eternal'. Arden's Day is an honest and transparent look at life with diabetes - since 2007.

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Hello Gubna!

Scott Benner

Justin Bieber getting pulled over in Miami led to me being on a radio show in London England - because that makes sense.

I woke up the other day to Twitter going crazy about J.B.. Later in the morning I was full of thoughts about the Biebs when I remembered, "I have a Huffington Post blog... why am I talking to myself about this?". The next day the producer of the Iain Dale show on LBC, London's Biggest Conversation, was asking me to come on the air and talk about role models. I was just vacuuming and doing the laundry, so what the hell - right!?

Here's how that went...

My Justin Bieber thoughts are on Huffington Post

Scott Benner

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from HuffPost: "Parents of young children may find Justin's behavior to be not so different from what they see in their own home. He doesn't know where to pee, writes on the walls with his crayons and lacks the mental sophistication to be concerned for his own welfare. In short, Justin needs a diaper, a timeout and a parent to put those foam bumpers on the sharp corners in his life. He is a mess, and his decisions seem to get worse every time I look up and see his name on my Twitter feed."

read the entire column on Huffington Post

Holiday Shutdown

Scott Benner

Today as Cole and Arden prepared to leave for school, it appeared as though they had completely forgotten even that smallest aspect of their morning routine - and that's a good thing!

Cole overslept by at least twenty minutes and then proceeded to take a leisurely shower that did not reflect the urgency of his lateness. After fifteen minutes of coaxing, Arden was able to get out of bed, but when she appeared in the kitchen as I was packing lunches some time later - she stood before me without her socks. Arden went on to forget her CGM, supplies that she needed to take into school and the sweatshirt that she wanted, more than anything, to wear today.

This morning in our home must have closely resembled the scene that transpired just before the phrase, "You'd forget your head if it wasn't attached", was first uttered.

At first I was a little annoyed as I pressed the kids to hurry multiple times, but later as I surveyed the post-holiday clutter and formed a plan to get the house back into order, I realized that their confusion was a great thing. My wife and I had successfully created a holiday break that included a real break from reality. Children are so much more scheduled in today's world. Sports, school, friends and now social media - they hardly have a chance to stop. Well, apparently our kids stopped this Christmas season and I'm grateful that we were able to provide such a mind-numbing vacation. I don't think that I'll soon forget the sight of Arden standing, fully dressed, sans socks and saying, "Huh... I forgot my socks". Hopefully they are feeling recharged and ready to tackle the winter months in school.

I hope that your holiday was everything that you wanted and much more! May you have some difficulty remembering to put on your socks as 2014 gets underway...

Arden's Day has been redesigned!

Scott Benner

Over the past few months I've been feeling like Arden's Day was looking a little dated... so I changed things up.

For the most part everything is the same, all of the content, pages and links remain (Except for one, I'll talk about that in a second), they are just organized and look a little different.

Now when you log onto you will be taken to a home page instead of directly to the blog. I've freshened some of the images, choose some new design elements and generally brought the blog up to today's standards for interactive community blogging. For example, you are now able to 'Like' blog post and user comments - give it a try!

At the present time, this new platform does not support a bulletin board. For that reason the 'Ask Me Anything' portion of the site could not be migrated, I'm hoping that this feature will return soon. Until then, feel free to ask question in blog comments or by using the "Contact" link located at the bottom of each page. Have fun!

Below is a quick video that walks you through some of the changes, I hope you love them!

There is also a new app on the Arden's Day Facebook page that allows you to browse Arden's Day from Facebook. Fancy! You can check it out and follow at this link.