Special Needs



A Parent’s Perspective on OIT

This week is food allergy awareness week. This week is also the last week of kindergarten for my peanut allergic daughter. The process of choosing a school for a child with a serious food allergy is difficult and, in the end, we chose a school that was not the best…



What I Want You to Know About After You Have Adopted

In my first post I wanted to cover some of the things that I wanted you to know about the foster and adoption process. In this post I want to cover things I want you to know about what happens after the adoption is finalized. Being Settled More than likely…


From a Non-Mom to Her Friends with Kids

  Dear friend who is a mom: I don’t know if you remember me, but I am your best friend since kindergarten, your sorority sister, your college roommate, your neighborhood pal, your bridesmaid, your sister. We used to talk all the time. We used to share everything. You have pictures…


Navigating Nut Free

  May 8-14, 2016 is Food Allergy Awareness Week Did you know that 1 in 13 children have a food allergy? That means in an average sized class, there will be 2 children with food allergies. The 8 most common allergens are milk, eggs, soy, wheat, fish, shellfish, tree nuts and…


Do Tattoos Make the Parent?

Parents with tattoos. There’s been more than enough discussion around the web about the positive and negative roles of tattoos when it comes to parenting. Do tattoos affect how we parent? Are tattooed folks worse or better parents? As a tattoo artist, I’ve seen all ends of the spectrum, and everyone’s…


What Food Allergy Parents Want You to Know

Last year, for Food Allergy Awareness Week, I wrote about the things I’d learned in the 2 years since my daughter’s diagnosis with a peanut allergy. This year, I’d like to share some things that I, as a parent of a child with a severe food allergy, would like for…