Posts from ‘General’
Easter can be tricky with dietary limitations, especially for kids who want to experience Easter traditions, such as eating chocolate bunnies, going on egg hunts and dying Easter eggs!
I’ve searched for alternatives for the past 5 years for my daughter (who has severe food allergies to eggs, milk, peanuts, tree nuts and shellfish) and have come up with a number of great options for treats and traditions to share with you. Have other tips and fave products I’ve missed? Leave them in the comments!
Lately I’ve been watching episodes of Long Island Medium on Netflix. If you’ve never seen the show, a psychic medium named Theresa Caputo performs readings for people to help deliver messages from loved ones who have passed. Theresa has a big personality, big hair and a thick New York accent (at least compared to the folks here in Minnesota!). I love watching her give readings and I’m always, without fail, in tears by the end of the show as she helps people find peace about the death of their loved one.
And it’s made me think more about my grandparents who have died. Three people I loved dearly – my great grandmother, my grandma and my grandfather. If what we see on Long Island Medium (and what many others believe) is true, then these relatives of mine could still be hanging around, watching over us, celebrating special occasions with us and sometimes even intervening to protect us.
Many children with food allergies begin self-carrying emergency medicine when they begin school. My daughter carries 2 doses of epinephrine, antihistamine and a copy of her Allergy Action Plan from her doctor. Some children also carry inhalers if they have asthma.
There are many types of cases and carriers to choose from. Some prefer to wear carriers under their clothes (under their shirt or on a leg belt). Others carry traditional fanny packs or smaller compartment belts that go around the waist. There are also carriers that clip onto a belt loop and others that look like a small purse to carry with straps across the chest.
Here are a few of the belts we’ve tried for my six year old daughter:
My daughter Avery was born on Christmas. Yes, Christmas. This is what she looked like 6 years ago when she was born on Christmas Day.
We celebrated a bit on her birthday, and a lot at her party this weekend. I do my best to make sure she enjoys some special attention on her birthday. Such as trying to find an extra special birthday gift she’ll love.
She had pointed out this white tiger from Melissa & Doug Toys many times when we’ve shopped at Whole Foods over the past month or so. I was exceptionally lucky to find it 30% off the day I went to purchase it for her. It was fun carrying it through the store (above). I just knew she would love it.
I love my iPhone and am always on the lookout for ways technology can make a positive difference in my life, such as using Google Maps for directions, Evernote for keeping track of a ton of things and even ordering my groceries from Coborns Delivers.
A couple months ago I learned about Uber when traveling on business. It’s pretty slick – you can call a cab or town car by opening the app, seeing which cars are nearby and ordering one to pick you up. Then you can watch the car you ordered move on the map until it reaches your location. It shows you a picture of the driver and his/her name so you know who to expect. And you preload it with your credit card information so you never have to pay or tip the driver at all during the ride – Uber takes care of it for you. They text you as the car is approaching and immediately send you a receipt to your email after the ride. BRILLIANT.