Saturday, February 6, 2016

Valentines Day with Food Allergies....

Food allergies make Valentine's Day a stressful time for moms trying to keep kids safe.  Classrooms are filled with chocolate and candy treats and only a  trace of an allergen could lead to a life threatening experience for many kids. One of my favorite treats, the M&M is off limits for my daughter.
 One plain M&M when she was a year old caused violent vomiting before we knew the risk of cross contamination and about her nut allergy.  Because of experiences like this I put together a list of 5 things to keep in mind this Valentine's Day in Identity Magazine.
  1. Keep an open dialogue with your child and the school.
  2. Create new rituals
  3. Create teaching moments
  4. Be prepared - have a plan and stick to it
  5. Take a positive perspective
To read the full article just click here for the Valentine's Day Survival Guide 
For more stories about Mommy Guilt, Forgiveness and the importance of mommy self care you can check out my new book Lose that Mommy Guilt, Tales and Tips from an Imperfect Mom.

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