Allergy Free Play Dough Recipe

The Quest For Allergy Free Play Dough:

Hi Folks! On our quest to keep thing fresh and fun I decided to buy Caleb (my toddler) a pack of the timeless classic  – play dough.  Thankfully I decided to read the ingredients before purchasing it and saw that wheat and soy were on the label! What??  Who would have thought that play dough contained some of the top food allergens!  I was determined for my child to have at least one play dough experience, so I found an allergy  free recipe and made it myself! Allergy free play dough! Oh yeah! The recipe used is courtesy of The American Academy of Allergy Ashma and Immunology. Here’s how I made it:

Caleb’s Corner: Allergy Free Food List For Toddlers

Hi Folks! We’ve been on this allergy free journey for over three years now! Wow! Hard to believe but it’s true! I want to share a list of allergy free food items that are a big part of Caleb’s diet.  As a reminder he has been diagnosed with multiple protein allergies and cannot have the following: dairy, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, oats, soy, barley, rye….and I think that’s it! Although I feel like I’m missing a few.  Anywho, if you are a parent or family member of a child who has a lot of food allergies this list will prove to be very helpful.  In our healing journey we’ve uncovered an extensive list of what he can eat.  His diet is also pediatrician and herbalist approved! 🙂

Caleb’s Corner: Horrifying Pleasure from Parenting Toddlers

Hi Folks! Today’s post was not planned as I have been flying by the seat of my pants for the last few months…but as my evening wore on and I got into the usual bath time battle with Caleb I felt impressed to vent…I mean write about parenthood.   Caleb is just about three and a half years old now.  It’s been awhile since I’ve posted about my blossoming youngster. Last year I wrote a post called: Terrific Madness that chronicled some of our two-year old parenting challenges.  Now he’s three and the Terrific Madness has turned into Horrifying Pleasure.

I have to chuckle at that description because many times I am horrified/floored by what comes out of his mouth and pleased at how bright, intuitive, expressive, sharp and witty he is all at the same time! Not only is he more fresh at three, but his energy levels are through the roof and he is becoming  quite rambunctious.  It seems like the three’s are worse than the two’s.  I’ve heard this sentiment given by other parents so again…I’m not in this ship alone, but he pushed my buttons tonight like never before.

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Caleb’s Corner: Vegan (allergy free) Banana Pancakes

I’ve continued to explore alternative breakfast options for Caleb based on his requests for “no more chia Mommy”.   A co-worker of mine, shared a great Paleo banana pancake recipe that I tweaked to make it vegan…