Claiming God’s Promises When Prayer Is Answered In A Different Way Than We Hoped


I'm a Work in Progresss, Parenting

After praying for our son to be healed from life-threatening food allergies for 6 years, God answered our prayer in a different way than we hoped. What do we do now? Last Wednesday, our son had an allergic reaction to peanut butter. Peanut butter we gave him, knowing he may have a reaction. What? Let’s […]

November 9, 2017

Minnie Mouse Birthday Cake


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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

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


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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

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