Thursday, October 27, 2011

Please Vote for this Blog

Circle of Moms website is going to be a picking the top 25 Food Allergy Mom blogs, I am hoping my readers can vote for me. You can vote once a day here (or go to the Vote for Me button on the right side of this page) until November 16th. Just scroll down until you find my blog and click vote.
Thanks so much!!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Made Spider Cookies at School.

An email was sent out looking for volunteers to help with a food project. I immediately signed up for two reasons.
(1) It was on a Wednesday (my day off)
(2) It involved food, all the ingredients Nathan is allergic too. The wonderful teacher told me ahead of time so I could find items that are close and safe for Nathan.

We made spider cookies made from Oreo cookies, chocolate frosting, MMs and licorice. For Nathan's spider, I used cookies that are just like Oreos but are dairy, egg, wheat and nut free, then I brought chocolate frosting, Skittles (instead of MMs) and a Gluten/Wheat free licorice. Nathan had fun and didn't feel left out, he even loved the taste. I was happy that I could be there when he made then to make sure that he used only his ingredients.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Doesn't Your Child Like Pizza?

We were at a birthday party last weekend and they were serving pizza and cake at this inflatables place. Nathan is allergic to the pizza they were serving so I purchased 2 hot dogs with no buns and gave them to him. A little girl sitting across him apparently doesn't like pizza and wanted a hot dog. The dad told her she can only have pizza and told her to eat her pizza." Then the dad gave me a strange look. "Whatever."

A few minutes later the mom of the little girl walks over by me and says "doesn't your child like pizza?" "He is ALLERGIC," I answered. Maybe she thought I spoil my child and will buy whatever he likes. Then another mom joined in the conversation and the pity party started along with questions.  "Oh poor guy, What is allergic too?, Will he outgrow them?" How long has he been allergic, etc.?

Monday, October 10, 2011

No More GROUPON for me.

It seems that Groupon makes light of a child with peanut allergies. Well after this I am no longer a customer of groupon and hope others in the Food Allergy Community will follow....Here is the post on Groupon:

The Groupon Kidz Quorner: Your Ultimate Tree House

Hey, kids who have unlocked the awesome secret of reading! Here's your guide to building the ultimate tree house, tree fort, or awkward tree duplex you share with your former best friend who changed during summer camp. Let's get started!

Find a tree in the backyard that can support your ambitious plans and the growth spurt your lying mother insists is coming "any day now."

A well-armed tree fort needs plenty of ammunition. Fill your tin buckets with as many collected chestnuts, pine cones, dog bones, unseasonal snowballs, and dad tools as you can find lying around.

A good fort layout is still available in the 1952 Dennis The Menace story arc entitled A Few Good Menace, where noted terrible boy Dennis the Menace starts a counterfeit money ring.

Ditch that outdated "No girls allowed" sign in favor of the modern "No peanut allergies allowed."

Why go up into a tree, when you could go down into a well and become a TV star?!