Halloween…Christmas…Valentine’s Day…Easter… What were once carefree holidays spark dread in me now that I’m a Food Allergy Mom of a child who cannot eat peanuts. I can’t walk into a store and grab just any bag of candy; I have to read labels. I familiarize myself with what is being sold in stores weeks ahead… Read More 25 Nut-Free Candies Food Allergy Moms Will Love You For
G has been asking, almost on a weekly basis, when he’ll get to melt crayons again. Since Valentine’s Day is coming up, I decided it would be a nice idea to use a heart-shaped mold and make DIY Crayon Valentines for the boys’ upcoming preschool parties. It was a great excuse to go through our crayon stash.… Read More Have a Colorful Valentine’s Day: DIY Valentines
Our Elf on the Shelf makes his way back into our home tomorrow. I admire those parents who are super creative and put their elves in fun, compromising positions every night. Really, I don’t feel like I have patience or memory capacity for that every night. So, with help from Mr Boots, I mostly move… Read More Our Elf on the Shelf Traditions
I went back and forth on whether or not I’d send Christmas cards this year. Money is tight, and I’m feeling a little bah-humbug about phrases like “Happy Holidays” and “Merry and Bright.” But my favorite site to order prints from, Mpix, has an awesome Black Friday sale going on until 5pm (central) this evening: 50%… Read More A Little Black Friday Shopping
I’m hosting Thanksgiving lunch for my family today. I’ve broken out my china and good silverware and we’re eating ham. I wrote this yesterday so I can focus on family and what I’m thankful for today. I hope you all have a great Thanksgiving Day!
I’m simultaneously getting ready for Thanksgiving and Christmas today. This morning the boys helped me clean up the fire place so I could put up a few Christmas decorations. A few of G’s Thanksgiving crafts also adorn the mantle 🙂 Also? If anyone has any tips for getting rid of that gawd-awful efflorescence, please let… Read More Microblog Mondays: Getting Ready