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Summer Volunteering

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Good morning readers! This summer, our sugar baby – Taty, will be volunteering at her Diabetes Camp as a counselor in training. We are so happy for her, because not only will she be given some outside the home responsibility, but she also will be helping out a camp she’s gone to and loved for years!

When your child struggles with an illness or disability, we think it’s important to allow them the opportunity to be around children who are going through the same things as them – to show them that they are not alone. We can be her biggest cheerleader, but connecting with other kids her age that know exactly how she feels and what she goes through on a daily basis has been very helpful for Taty. And we are sure that being a role model for younger kids going through the same thing will be empowering for her!

We have even more good news and that is, drumroll please, we will be volunteering at camp as well! We are so excited that our sugar baby isn’t too embarrassed to have us along two days a week to coordinate the crafts! We have so many crafts to come up with, 3 crafts a day/2 days a week for 6 weeks, but we are up for the challenge! We have to get together 5 science related crafts as well as 6-12 themed crafts, based on that week’s theme! We surely will be pinteresting our fingers off!

The fun themes we have to work with are: Star Wars, Sports Extravaganza, Gamer, International, Lego and Into The Future! Our sugar baby suggested Into the Future to the former camp director, so we were happy to see it on the list. Camp this year will be bittersweet for us because we had become so close to the camp director, and she unexpectedly left. But we’ve met with the new  director and she seems pretty awesome – we can’t wait to work along side her this summer!

The loss of our dear former director came at a tough time, as Taty’s super incredibly amazing endocrinologist told us at about the same time that she was leaving her position as well – jeez! We are handling it well though, as both these great women were part of awesome teams of people that we trust to hire equally incredible replacements!

We are eager for summer to begin! What are your plans for the summer? We’d love to hear about them in the comments below. Make sure you keep up to date with what we are pinning to see some great kids crafts for the summer! If you or someone you know has a child with diabetes, find them a summer camp here.

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