Friday, May 18, 2012

Friday Favorites -- What Food Allergies?

I started my final post for 5 Days with Food Allergies many times, but none of those posts really seem right to me.

Tonight, I don't want to talk about the time we were on vacation and followed our GPS for over an hour to find some Krispy Kreme donuts. (Did you know that Krispy Kreme doesn't make donuts with peanuts and therefore doesn't have a high risk of nut contamination?)

I also don't want to talk about how I've been tracking Lauren's calorie intake and adding more elemental formula through her feeding tube.

I don't have food allergic kids. I have three wonderful kids, two of which just happen to have food allergies.

It's really not fun to spend my blogging time whining about how hard it is to cook our meals from scratch or to pack a picnic lunch.

I'd rather overcome these challenges with a smile on my face.

Tonight, I'm going to stop talking about the food allergies and refocus on the rest of our lives - the little moments that I'd like to remember from this week.

A Saturday morning spent coloring with Lauren:
(after I took a picture of Lauren with her picture, she took one of me)

Baby birds by our front door:

The favorite blanket tossed on the couch near his boy scout materials:

Impromptu birthday party for one of Lauren's American Girl dolls:
(thank goodness for the $1 wrapping paper I found at Target one day)

My personal blog editor:

A slushy day for no particular reason:

Thursday afternoons at the playground:

This post is the last one in my 5 Days with Food Allergies series, but I'm sure it's not the last time I will share food allergy tidbits. Be sure to click the banner below to hop around to see what other homeschool bloggers are talking about this week.


I'm also linking this post to the Friday Favorite Things at finding joy. I'm making a special effort to see the smiles in our days instead of the challenges.

friday favorite things | finding joy


  1. I love your last post! Very appropriate. It's so hard not to focus on the "have nots" sometimes. I think you were the first person who told me not to focus on what we can't have, focus on what we can have. That is what gets me through...

  2. Wonderful post! It's hard to focus on the positives sometimes! And sometimes I just want to take a break from food allergy thoughts and just enjoy my day : ) We too try to overcome our challenges with a smile and educate others along the way.



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