In honor of Food Allergy & Asthma Awareness Week, I’ve invited Brooke to post today sharing her thoughts as a parent of a little daughter with severe food allergies. Feeding Beck is hard enough – I can’t imagine also having to consider allergies. Thank you to Brooke for sharing her tips on how to be considerate to parents of children with food allergies.
I’ve had moms sit beside me in music group saying how sorry they are about my daughter’s food allergies, then pull out a granola bar with nuts and let their child crawl around with it, trailing nut-filled crumbs behind. Their heart really is in their words, and they are thoughtful – they just can’t have the thoughts of an Allergy Parent. So, forgive me for grabbing at my first opportunity, but with Food Allergy & Asthma Awareness Week at hand, I’d love to share with other parents the 8 things that Food Allergy parents want from you.
Vintage fashions, books, toys and gifts appeal to me on a larger scale than regular versions of the same products. There is something about the past that evokes feelings of a time gone by when life was simplistic and everyday design was the epitome of classic elegance.
The Hallmark Company has been working magic and touching the hearts of so many with their words for over 90 years so it really is quite fitting that they should partner with Disney Baby on this adorable collection.
If you or anyone you know has a baby shower coming up, this 7-piece collection should definitely be on their radar! Photo albums, picture frames and vintage plush characters have been designed with a subtle colorway and a hint of nostalgia. Click through for details on the products and information on where you can purchase them.
It’s no secret I love food. I love to read about it. I love to make it. Best of all, I love to EAT it. Most of our family vacations are centered around food! (Nothing wrong with that!) From books about food to clothes and nursery decor centered around food, little ones can be foodies too! If you are a foodie who is expecting a little one, you will LOVE these baby names. Click through for 35 awesome baby names, all inspired by FOOD!
A week from now Lola will turn 9 months. 9 months! The day before yesterday I had a moment where my head was racing with all of the things I had to do and then something came over me and said “Stop. Just hold your baby.” So I did. Instead of putting her down after she had fallen asleep in my arms I stared and got lost in her eyelashes, her chubby fingers, and the two top teeth that are on their way down.
I reflected on all of the things Lola has done in the (almost) 9 months she has been with us, each one of them so special given the fact that we still pinch ourselves wondering if this is all real. My little firecracker is on the move; she’s reaching and rolling like crazy. What she isn’t doing is crawling.
Last week, Disney launched their newest app, Story, and it’s already one of my most used, fun and user friendly app that I play with on a daily basis. As a mother of 3, I yearn, on a daily basis, to capture as many little bits and pieces of our lives to hold onto as memories for years to come. Time moves fast, and 3 growing kids move even faster, and I often don’t have the opportunity to quickly whip out my digital camera to capture all the sweet and happy moments I’d like to. But my phone is with me 99% of the time and I now use that to capture a big portion of our moments.
With the advent of the Story app, I can now turn all of those hundreds of iPhone pictures I take on a weekly basis into simple, sweet stories we can all look back on and relive as often as we like.