Monthly Archives: November 2015

Makeup & Allergies

When my son’s multiple allergies were first discovered, I also realized that much of my makeup contained these allergens.   One of the common components in some of my products was oat.  Therefore, I looked for alternatives and was extra careful that it did not touch my son’s skin with them.  If I am home with my son, I do not use any makeup as I find it is best for both of us.

The following article by Allergic Living discusses this topic.   Check it out and smile on with us…

Safe Makeup Tips for Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)

Source: http://allergicliving.com/

Makeup & Allergies

A Cold or Allergies?

Since playing “detective” with food allergies and eczema is common in our lives, I found this article resourceful and wanted to share.   Wishing everyone a great Sunday, we smile on…

 

Allergic Rhinitis or The Common Cold

Source: http://allergicliving.com/

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Favorite Finds Friday: Pouches

Since eating actual vegetables was very short-lived with my son, we are currently so thankful for pouches! While there are many great companies out there, our two favorites right now are Earth’s Best and Gerber.

Some of our favorites include:

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See more here:

Earth’s Best Puree Pouches

Gerber – Organic Baby Food Options


While we still try to give actual vegetables, I find comfort in knowing that my son is getting these nutrients through other products like these.   Therefore, we smile on with veggies and fruits in our bellies…

Tbt – Thankful

With today being Thanksgiving, I am making this post short but very sweet.   When I think of the significance of this holiday, I am reminded of how incredibly blessed I am.   Thinking back,  I am beyond thankful for two of the greatest days that I have been lucky enough to experience and the gifts of love that I received during them.

  1. The day that I became a wife marrying my best friend, my soulmate, my amazing husband
  2. The day that I became a mommy giving birth to my incredibly special little guy

As I reflect back to both of these life-changing memories, I have no choice but to believe in fairy tales and true love.

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Because God gave me my two perfect princes and the life I prayed for, we smile on with a thankful heart… 


It is not happy people who are thankful. It is thankful people who are happy.


be anxious about nothing.but in everything by prayer & petition

Food Allergies – In It Together

At the start of our journey with my son’s food allergies, I reached out to a bunch of other allergy moms throughout the world for support, advice, and guidance.    It is what gave me strength and direction during a time when I feared everything.   Because of this, I love, love, LOVE this following article as it definitely makes us smile…

Food Allergies – Let Us Be the Scaffolding for Each Other

Source: http://robynobrien.com

Learning to Trust

To start, I must admit it has been a difficult two weeks for me.  Both my physical and emotional health have been a battle.  However, I am taking new avenues to try to get back to my healthy self.

With that being said, while talking to a close friend last night about some of my “worries” with starting some new products that I will post more about at a later date.  She said to me, “I think you have learned how to mistrust everything in your environment due to TJ’s allergies.” 

This is soooo true! This past year has opened my eyes to so much knowledge and thus, it has empowered me but also has made me super vulnerable.

One of the topics that is often in my thoughts these days is GMOs.   Check out the following article regarding this…

FDA Takes Issue with Term ‘Non-GMO’

Source: http://www.nytimes.com/?action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=MastheadLogo&region=TopBar


My friend went on to remind me that I need to learn to trust again which is what I am trying to do with the new products and resources that I have reached out to.   To start, a few nights ago I started to meditate and last night I began using essential oils.

Anxiety is such a tricky battle as it can manifest in so many different ways.  The reality is that we must do whatever it takes to ensure the health of our family.  However, we must also remember that comfort and peace in found in trusting God.  Therefore, we smile on trusting that God is leading our steps…


“You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You,

Because he trusts in You.”

  • Isaiah 26:3

Gluten-Free Baked Stuffing

Another recipe that looks like it would make a perfect, allergy-friendly addition to our Thanksgiving. Getting hungry for some turkey and stuffing, we smile on…

Making The Holidays Happy AND Allergy-Friendly

Gluten-free Baked Stuffing

Source: http://allergicliving.com/