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 – 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

Simple Teacher Valentines


Parenting

Our son is celebrating Valentine’s Day at school today. He picked out sport-themed valentines. He was very excited about them, and they were the perfect treat for a nut-free classroom. After signing 20 Valentines, he was ready to be done. However, I wanted to make his teachers something small to recognize the great job that […]

February 10, 2016

Graham Cracker ‘Gingerbread’ Houses – A Simple, Nut-Free Solution


Parenting

Many of you know by now that baking is not my strong suit. Not only have I never baked gingerbread, I have had little success making frosting (of any kind) – seriously, there are friends who will attest to my comically disastrous frosting attempts. The idea of ME successfully making a gingerbread house from scratch is […]

December 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