On Peanut Allergy and LEAP – Why The Conflicting Emotions Among Allergy Parents?


Parenting

I have been anticipating the LEAP study findings since hearing it was in progress almost 3 years ago. Our son was diagnosed with a peanut and cashew allergy in 2012. In the initial shock of the diagnosis, I started looking for any answers I could find. WHY did he have this allergy, and what could we have […]

February 28, 2015

The New Mama Blessing Jar


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Today is the long-anticipated day. My most dear friend, in all the world, is having her first baby. It makes me so happy I think my heart might POP! Today. Right now – well, I hope right NOW…but these things sometimes take time… Upon hearing she and her husband were heading to the hospital last […]

February 26, 2015

Infant Silent Reflux is NOT Silent – Our Experience Navigating Reflux Treatment


Parenting

This is the second post in a series on Infant Silent Reflux. Before reading this, it will be helpful to read about Our Search For An Answer To Our Baby’s Cries, which explains what Silent Reflux is, and our path to diagnosis. The only thing I’ll repeat from the previous post is this – Let me be clear: This article is […]

February 20, 2015

22 Practical DO’s And DON’Ts To Show Love On Valentine’s Day {and Every Day}


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Valentine’s Day is not my thing. While I will never poo poo a chance to go on a date with my husband, I could care less about going on February 14th, when the restaurants are packed. I’m not big on fancy chocolates (and basically none exist that meet the nut-free criteria to enter our home), […]

February 14, 2015

Wait for it…Teaching A 4 Year Old To Wait Is No Easy Task


Parenting

Let me tell you about a regular conversation I have with my 4-year-old son. This particular conversation was about water, but you could insert any subject and we have this same conversation, every day, multiple times. Him: {Mom, can I have some water please? With ice} Me: I like the way you asked, I’m changing […]

February 11, 2015