Everyday life. · family · summer

Why this blog has been quiet.

It’s been a long, long time since I’ve typed up a “real” blog post! There are a couple of reasons why… For one, we live a pretty uneventful life. Our summer has been a combination of moving to a new house and balancing teacher trainings, teaching summer school, and teaching homebound while Luke continues to… Continue reading Why this blog has been quiet.

Everyday life. · summer · Tips & tricks

It’s summertime!

I remember almost two years ago when Luke was first diagnosed. I was so nervous to let him do anything. I was the epitome of a helicopter mom. But I let him be a kid. The first few times he went to youth group, there I was in the parking lot, phone in hand for when he calls to tell me he needs me to come and rescue him from low blood sugar. (That never happened, by the way.)

family · summer · swimming · Travelling

Did you lose something?

Our first time out on the boat this season, I was prepared for anything. I brought so. much. stuff. Candy for lows, snacks, sandwiches, water, soda, two pump site changes, a few GrifGrips and Tegaderm to secure Luke’s pump site and Dexcom, extra insulin, a glucagon, several towels, changes of clothing, sunblock… and the list… Continue reading Did you lose something?

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Some days are just lucky.

Normally, when Luke is doing something new & exciting (and a little bit stressful) like camp, the first day of school or a birthday party, his sugars go crazy. High, low, low, low, high… there is no figuring out why it’s crazy or how to fix it. So when we went out on the boat… Continue reading Some days are just lucky.

Everyday life. · summer · swimming · T1D technology · Tips & tricks

Review: GrifGrips

We recently ordered, received, and used our very first GrifGrip to help secure Luke’s Dexcom on his arm. We were pretty excited when they arrived at the beginning of summer. Luke has swimming practice everyday, in addition to running around in the heat while playing. We both thought it’d be a good idea to have a… Continue reading Review: GrifGrips

A new norm · summer · Travelling

Camp John Warvel, part 1.

Summer is a time for camp. Luke has been to church camps off and on since he was in Kindergarten, but they lasted no more than three days long. However, this is his first year at Camp John Warvel. Camp John Warvel is a week-long (as in SEVEN DAYS!) camp put on by the American… Continue reading Camp John Warvel, part 1.

A new norm · Everyday life.

One step closer to summer.

Our local ice cream joint, The Chief, opened on Monday. And everyone collectively yells, “YAHOOOOOOOOO!!!!!” Except my kid. We don’t stand in that line on the first day. No way, José. It makes him a little perturbed. And when it’s nice outside, like it was this year, we don’t stand in line the 2nd day. Or… Continue reading One step closer to summer.