Category Archives: Peanut Free

Just a Girl Who Hates Peanut Butter

It had been a few months since we’d been to the allergist and they’d told us that our daughter didn’t have a reaction to the skin test for a peanut reaction. We were thrilled but nervous about the next step; an in house observation where they were going to give her peanut butter. Something we…

The Caterpillar on her Arm 2

Yesterday we had an appointment with the allergist in order to assess our daughters allergies before she started school. Just a follow up so that she was tested and all the necessary paperwork was filled out. We got there early, played with the toys, talked about the test and the caterpillar that was drawn on…

The Road to Registering

It had been the third time I’d been to the tiny school, it’s brick building surrounded by feilds, very different from the school my daugther would actually be going to but because we wanted her to go out of district due to daycare I would have to register her at her “home” school first. Children…

Candy Machines and Allergies

When I was little the K-Mart in the mall had a chicken game that would bock, bock, bock and drop out an egg if you put in a quarter. A quarter! and inside the egg there was a toy, ever the mystery, this chicken would call to us from across the mall. But we were…

Behind the Scenes

We have recently been attending family events where there have been numerous plates of food and treats set out for consumption, enjoyment, and comfort; little sandwiches, veggies, and delicious treats for everyone to enjoy. And while everyone else is enjoying them my husband and I are panicking. We are watching our daughter with our breath…

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Where Allergy Education Begins

The other day I received a text message from my daycare provider telling me that my daughter had thrust her tiny hand into the birthday cake of another child before they had even had a chance to put the candles on the cake or sing happy birthday. Great. But before I cried from embarrassment I…

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2012

This year did not fly by for me, it dragged its ass and punched me in the face. More days than not I struggled to make it through to the next, fighting to keep my head above water. I sat at rock bottom and climbed to the mountain top….then rolled back down to the bottom….

Pile on the Candy

Two Piles One Big One Small Our Daughter’s Candy   The big pile is made up all everything she can eat. The small pile contains everything she cannot (nuts, berries, etc.) Ahem… I said THE SMALL PILE. THANK YOU for listening. Thank you for being aware and considering all children. Thank you for caring.  …

This Halloween

Last year for Halloween she was a monkey. The cutest monkey you’d ever seen. Admit it. She ran from house to house, unsure of why she was allowed to go into strangers’ homes but loving every second of it. We watched from the steps as she dug her hands into bowls full of candy, eyes…