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On the hunt for the perfect party food!

Party planning for a group of kids is a challenge. Party planning for a group of kids, in which some have diet restrictions, is a fun challenge! Goal: Make sure everyone is given food they will actually eat. That’s a plausible goal right? Ok, I wasn’t stressed about the food, I had an alterior motive: To get those little kids as tired as possible so their parents would LOVE ME and have peaceful night’s rest!! Did I mention I planned this event last minute?  Luckily, I had marvelous help  from my new sidekick Megan. We divided up the tasks and Read More

She can’t eat what? Does eczema equal “can’t have”?

At a restaurant today, I ran into the familiar question “She can’t eat what?”. I feel like their kitchen screamed… I have been tired of making two dinners, one for us and one for our little one. I decided to try a new restaurant, one of those pre-cooked refrigerated dinner places. I figured it’s healthier, they’ll have plenty of variety and maybe this will be a great alternative to cooking. Puhleaseeee be an answer to my prayers. Despite the initial questioning, I still had hope as I starred at refrigerator after refrigerator full of tempting food that I did not Read More

For the Love of Food! Nursing & Eczema

In honor of the coming National Breastfeeding Month in August, I wanted this post to cater to mom’s nursing children with eczema. It’s a crazy world of eczema and moms of itchy babies must stick together! When my daughter was younger, around 2 months old, she was diagnosed with eczema. I had NO idea what journey we were about to walk down. As I read up on eczema, what it was and what triggered it, I was surprised to find out that there are so many unanswered questions! So many ‘if- then’ statements. While I’m not expert or doctor on Read More

DAIRY ALLERGIES JUST GOT EASIER

In the US, the American cow has taken over. We are addicted to dairy: cheese, yogurt, and especially milk. Yet, having a toddler with dairy allergies can prove to be challenging unless you’re open to new ideas and flavors. Today’s technologies and innovations has given us many alternative options: rice, soy, almond and goats milk. New to some and known to others, I’ve recently come across hemp milk. There are pros and cons to any milk outside of breastmilk. Will it have enough nutrients? Is it medically healthy? Does it contain omega-3 and 6s? Is it safe? What are the Read More