Minnie Mouse Birthday Cake


Joyful hosting

When my daughter told me she wanted a Princess Sofia birthday cake, I thought…uh oh. That sounds like a stretch.  We’ve had trouble finding a nut-free bakery, so I have been making birthday cakes in recent years. So far, they’ve turned out fine, but Sophia is far beyond my limited skill set. I was grateful a week […]

March 22, 2017

It Takes a Village {to Raise a Child With Food Allergies}…And This One’s Fantastic


Parenting

Allergy parenting requires effort, practice, persistence and vigilance. And like many parenting challenges, allergy parenting isn’t always an easy job. Sometimes it is a lonely job – sometimes the combination of ‘what ifs’, label reading and substitute-treat-making can weigh us down and consume our thoughts and time. But this IS a rewarding job. A smiling child eating a nut-free cupcake with his friends at […]

August 11, 2015

I am THAT Allergy Mama: Something Good HAS To Come From All Of This {6 Beneficial Life-Skills Our Kids CAN Develop As A Result Of Having A Food Allergy}


Parenting

Yes, calling out ‘benefits’ of food allergies may be putting on rose-colored glasses. But I am a mama who needs to see that there is good that comes from such strenuous effort and from these challenging experiences. I need to know that there are things I can do to help my child thrive in the midst of something […]

November 17, 2014

I am THAT Allergy Mama: Thank You For Answering My Food Allergy ’20 Questions’ Before We Get Together


Parenting

How I miss the days when all I had to do was ask what I could bring to a get-together and not have to know what was being served… Or when someone could bring anything they like best to our house. Any dessert. Any bread. Any salad topping. Sigh. Now I’m constantly MEDDLING. I’m calling ahead, asking […]

October 15, 2014