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Hilarious, Joyful, Medically Complex. Food Allergies, Mito, CHD. Toddler, Tween, Teen. A new adventure every day.

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Please Stay Home If You Are Sick.

It is once again that magical time of year, COLD AND FLU SEASON. Stomach bugs, strep, flu, hand foot and mouth, and garden-variety upper respiratory viruses are running rampant, and sadly most people are making their job a lot easier... Continue Reading →

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Happy Thanksgiving!

This afternoon, K sneezed and Josie said, "Bless you, Hatie." and then proceeded to bless the rest of us or good measure. "Bless you, Bubba.┬áBless you, Daddy. Bless you, Mommy." I rounded it out with a "Bless you, Josie." It... Continue Reading →

Thanks-A-Palooza 2017!

Last year we started a new Thanksgiving tradition because of Jo's food allergies. It's not really safe at this point for her to go to other people's houses for meals that include things she is allergic too, so in lieu... Continue Reading →

Want/Need/Wear/Read

Four years ago, we changed the way we do Christmas gifts for kids. Instead of buying willy-nilly (within our budgetary limits), we shifted to a want/need/wear/read structure. This means our kids get 4 gifts from us, and each of them... Continue Reading →

Holiday Memories or Safety? Choose ONE.

This dilemma is often real life for food allergy parents. Why does every single holiday event center around food? Even events held in traditionally food-free, safe spaces for individuals with food allergies become dangerous during the holidays. Here are a... Continue Reading →

A Christmas Carol

  Last Sunday, I had the opportunity to take my big kids (and my son's girlfriend) to a showing of A Christmas Carol at the Alley Theatre. It was the first time I've seen a show at the Alley and... Continue Reading →

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