When I was a kid my dad made my brother and I personalized door hangers with our names on them. They were huge bulky pieces of wood with our names in them but I really loved mine and I still have it at my parent house. I wanted to make something similar for my own littles bedrooms but I wanted to keep them lightweight, inexpensive and small.
When we booked our trip we knew our child’s food allergies were going to make things a bit more challenging for us in the meal department. We wanted to be sure we were keeping him safe from his allergens but also providing him with a range of healthy food as well as have a great time. However we weren’t expecting to have as many allergies as we currently do, and the list is still growing. Luckily if there is a place that is prepared for special diets, Disney is it!
Preparing for a road trip with a 4 year old and a 1 year old is already what my nightmares are made of. Now let’s add 7 food allergies to the 1 year old. There will be tears, fights and unproductive potty breaks. And the kids are going to be a pain too. In order to keep our son safe but well fed, we have to take a few additional allergy precautions as we travel outside of our comfort zone/ safe area and made the 2200km trip to Disney World.
Another holiday, another class party! Our resident kindergartener, Penny, is halfway through junior kindergarten and I am starting to get into the swing of sending a fun treat for her class on party day. I am naturally gravitating towards non-food treats for two reasons, 1) I am an allergy parent and unidentified snacks scare me half to death so I am not sending one in myself and 2) I can make a non-food treat well in advance.
When we got married I tried to bake some banana muffins. They were awful. I would describe them as banana flavoured hockey pucks and sadness. My mother in law shared with me her banana muffin recipe and promised that they would be perfect every single time. And they were.
In our house I always like to go a little over the top celebrating holidays both big and small. While I have an extensive collection of decor for Christmas, fall time and Halloween, my Valentine’s day stash has always been lacking. This year I tried my hand at making my own heart shaped tulle wreath. It’s fairly easy and inexpensive to make yourself with a few supplies you can easily find at a local dollar store or department store.