It Takes A Village To Raise A Child With Food Allergies – Thank You For Keeping Our Kids Safe Even When You Don’t Understand Allergies


I'm a Work in Progresss

During a recent grocery store trip, I overheard a fellow mom on her cell phone. She was asking what on earth to buy in the bakery section for her child’s class room birthday treat. It needed to be peanut free. She went on to say she didn’t understand why, if peanut wasn’t on the label, she couldn’t buy it. […]

February 7, 2017

A Ballerina 3 Year Old Birthday: A Homemade Ballerina Birthday Cake


Joyful hosting

Our 3 year old girl loves to twirl. I think she spends a quarter of her day spinning. So, when she saw one video of a ballerina, she was hooked. This made it no surprise that she wanted a ballerina birthday cake. Order one, right? Wrong. We have food allergies in our family and have trouble finding a bakery […]

March 28, 2016

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 – Ice Cream Truck Ignorance Is Bliss


Parenting

As our son was standing at the window yesterday I heard him exclaim, “Mom! There’s a short moving van driving in circles. And it plays MUSIC!” Over and over, it drove by our house, announced by its cheery songs. It triggered memories of childhood joy upon picking a treat from a similar mobile merry-maker. What child isn’t excited to hear the […]

July 15, 2015

The ‘A’-Word


I'm a Work in Progresss, Parenting

Sitting in the doctor’s office for the third time this month with a coughing, wheezing child, again, yet another doctor uttered the dreaded ‘A’-word (don’t worry, you won’t find profanity here – this is a more difficult word for this mama to stomach). Asthma. With every mention, the likelihood of asthma becoming our reality increases. We already deal with that other ‘A’-word (allergy) and all […]

May 29, 2015