Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Enjoy Life Seed and Fruit Mix

I am SO excited that I have another Enjoy Life product to review. A huge thank you goes out to Alina at Enjoy Life for sending us some samples to try.

A bit of background on Enjoy Life though before we jump into the actual product review. Enjoy Life products are a huge deal in our house and you can bet if we are to take cookies somewhere that we will grab the Enjoy Life Snickerdoodles!

Why? For us its because they are made in a peanut free facility. That is a great peace of mind because Hannah has a life threatening peanut allergy. Enjoy Life is more than a "peanut-free" product though. All Enjoy Life products are made in facilities that are totally free of the top 8 allergens. Added to that all but 2 product(Crunchy Rice and Crunchy Flax cereals) are manufactured in a dedicated gluten-free facility. Crunchy Rice and Crunchy Flax cereals are actually made in a certified gluten-free facility. They are certified by an outside company the Gluten Free Certification Organization.

Enjoy Life Seed and Fruit mix--Beach Bash
Enjoy Life Seed and Fruit mix--
Mountain mambo

Enjoy Life has changed their packaging on the Seed and Fruit mixes. Personally I like the change. It looks more stream-lined.

 The Beach bash contains Sunflower kernels, pumpkin seeds, along with dried fruits(apricots, pineapple, and cranberries.) I did enjoy this mix mainly because of the fruit. I took it to work with me several times for a snack and even shared with co-workers. Hannah wasn't a huge fan of the seeds but did eat all the dried fruit out of the bag. I wish it would have had more dried fruit then seeds for her sake but I greatly enjoyed the combination. She would love just a dried fruits variation :)

The Mountain Mambo would be my favorite if I had to choose. It has the pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, and dried cranberries like the Beach Bash. In addition, the Mountain mambo has raisins, dried apples, chocolate chips. You can not go wrong with raisins and chocolate in my opinion. This is a great snack to keep in your purse or bag. I actually received a trial-size sample at our FAAN walk this year and it was the absolute perfect size to toss in my purse. Hopefully they will sell packs of those trial-sized for the general public soon.

These products are yet ANOTHER win for Enjoy Life. It is truly a peace of mind to pick up a box of cookies, or candy bar, or chewy bars(etc) and know without a doubt that they are safe for my daughter to eat. She knows too! She sees the Enjoy Life logo and gets all excited.


Monday, December 26, 2011

Unexpected break and Christmas greetings!

I hope everyone had a wonderful and safe Christmas season! I thank the Lord that we had a reaction free holiday and I pray that all of you were just as blessed!

Thankfully I think things are calming down finally from the holiday rush...

I just wanted to thank everyone for their patience and continued support!

I am currently working on a review on Enjoy Life no nuts trail mixes. This is shaping up to be an outstanding review and I will be posting in just a few short days!

I am excited to be jumping back into blogging with both feet. I've missed all of you :-)

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

FAAN walk 2011--Columbus Oh

Our family recently took part in our first food allergy walk to benefit FAAN (Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network)

Our walk took place in Columbus Ohio. Our family made up Team Hannah and we raised $421.00 and at last count the 2nd annual Columbus FAAN walk raised over $28,000!!! So impressive!! Great Job Columbus!!

Here are some pics from our awesome day!!!

--the awesome local volunteers!!

Team Hannah(omitting me as I was taking the pic)

Craig, Hannah, and I

The ceremony!!

2011 FAAN walk at Genoa Park--the weather cooperated perfectly!

Hannah relaxing during the walk!!

Go team Hannah!! We raised $421.00 our first year!!

A huge, heart-warming thank you to everyone who donated! It was truly appreciated!!!!

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Friday, July 29, 2011

A short time ago--I had a great opportunity to try the new Enjoy Life crispy cookies. A big thank you to Alina for giving us this awesome chance to try out the new products!!!

I am not the expert in the house in cookies--nor am I the one with the food allergy. So I turned the review over the the house cookie expert. Hannah.

It took her awhile to get thru all 4 boxes. All 4 new awesome flavors. She liked all 4 right off the bat.

The flavors of the new crispy cookies are Double Chocolate, Chocolate Chip, Sugar Crisp, and Vanilla Honey.

The chocolate chip and double chocolate were her original favorite--but as time passed she would ask specifically for the vanilla honey or the sugar crisp. Although this is mostly because she isn't really a chocolate fan in general and has nothing to do with the cookie!

I seriously couldn't pick a favorite. Like Hannah, I leaned toward the non chocolate but liked the double chocolate with a cup of coffee.

The only thing that we would change is the size of the cookie box(bit bigger would be nice) and it would be nice if they came in resealable packaging.

What I do currently is take cookies out of original package and put in large ziplock bag so they stay fresher longer!!

An awesome product as always from Enjoy Life!!!

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Saturday, June 25, 2011

Sweet Summer Treat and a big boo boo

I am so excited to share this treat with my peanut free friends! I wanted to get it up sooner but we had a trip to the ER amidst the week.

Thank God the trip was NOT for a peanut reaction, but it was still pretty scary for me. Hannah fell at school(climbing up the slide, lost footing on step) and broke her arm. Actually broke her ulna and radius.

We spent all day at urgent care(pic above waiting to get x-rayed) and then main Childrens Hospital.

When it was all said and done--Hannah was a proud owner of a bright pink cast.

So I am a bit behind on blogging :)

Last week while grocery shopping, I saw the best thing ever in the frozen novelty section. I never even look in there anymore, but that day I did and my eyes landed on this

I am not sure what even caused me to look at the side, but...

It states that the product is peanut/tree nut free AND that it is made in a peanut/tree nut FREE facility!! Hooray!!

The product also claims to be dairy free and gluten free.

Hannah was SO happy to have a safe trip that we could buy from the grocery!

A huge thank you goes out to PhillySwirl for not only making a product in a peanut/tree nut free facility but posting it clearly on your products!!

To learn more about PhillySwirl


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Saturday, June 11, 2011

Enjoy Life Review--mega chunks

I received a sample of Enjoy Life semi sweet chocolate Mega Chunks a few weeks ago. I debated what recipe they would be best in. The answer? Any of them!!

I actually ate a few right out of the bag as I was pondering what recipe I wanted to try them in first. Let me tell you even out of the bag, they are DELICIOUS!

I had to make myself put the bag down :)

I ended up using a basic chocolate chip cookie recipe as I thought it would highlight the mega chunks the best.

I love chocolate chips and have tried almost every kind on the market (allergen free and not). These chocolate chunks are the BEST I have ever eaten!

They are even better(if that's possible) in these cookies!

And if you need more convincing take a look at these pics of Hannah--she couldn't stop eating them. She said "these are the best cookies I've ever ate!"

We ALL loved them and will be buying them again in the VERY near future.

A huge thank you to Alina at Enjoy Life Foods for giving us this opportunity to try yet another GREAT product!

To find out more about Enjoy Life Foods and their great allergen free products visit their website

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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

I challenge you!

It's Food Allergy Awareness Week. In it's honor, I have decided to use word of mouth to educate and hopefully make others more aware of food allergies.

I had no intention of educating someone on Mothers Day. I was in a huge hurry trying to get our bag packed to head to my moms house and for the long trip down, but like everything else it didn't go as planned.

When we got to my moms, I realized that I left Hannah's favorite "safe" cookies at home. I headed to the local wal-mart hoping that they carried any sort of Enjoy Life cookies. I was praying that they had Snickerdoodle (H's favorite) but would be happy for any kind of their cookies.

I searched the store but was not familiar with the lay out--so I asked an employee in passing if they carried them. The employee happened to be the manager of the store. I explained what I was looking for--and that we left our "safe" stash at home.

We chatted briefly and he was surprised that Enjoy Life was made in a nut free facility. He also had no idea that they were free of the top 8 allergens. He kept asking me questions about food allergies and told me that I taught him something new. He was very thankful for the knowledge and very nice.

It was a quick conversation but it reminded me that even the most casual of conversations can turn into a chance to educate someone on food allergies.

I challenge everyone to talk to just one person per day this week to spread awareness--together we CAN make a difference!

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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

EasterFun(wordless Wed)

We went to a great egg Hunt that was put on by my local Food Allergy Support Group!

Yay Eggs!

Easter pics

Hope everyone had a Safe and Happy Easter!

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Sunday, April 10, 2011

All Chocolate Lovers Unite!

Thanks to some truly great companies offering allergen free chocolate products, anyone can have a chocolate Easter Bunny or other yummy treat in their basket.

Divvies has a great Easter Chocolate bag kit for the Chocolate lover in your family. What's better than an Easter basket made of chocolate?? I can't think of anything either :) Make it and overload it with other tasty Divvies goodies! Make sure you add a Benjamint Crunch Candy Bar--thats our favorite :)

Divvies fun-foods are available to share with families and friends across the country. Divvies cookies, popcorns, and cupcakes are made in the company’s-own dedicated facility where no peanuts, tree nuts, eggs or milk enter the doors. Divvies candies, frosting, and sprinkles are certified by their manufacturers to be peanut-, tree nut-, milk-, and egg-free and are packaged in Divvies Bakery. Divvies conducts routine testing to minimize the risk of any cross-contamination in their certified allergen-free ingredients. (Read this exerpt and other info about Divvies at their website)

Enjoy Life Foods has AWESOME chocolate chips(allergen free) that can easily be melted down to make your own Easter Chocolate candies :)

Enjoy Life® Foods (ELF), founded in early 2001, has the mission to make great-tasting allergy-friendly and gluten-free foods that nearly everyone can eat freely without worry. The Enjoy Life product line is gluten-free and free of the eight most common allergens: wheat, dairy, peanuts, tree nuts, egg, soy, fish and shellfish.  The notion that people with dietary restrictions must frequently sacrifice good taste and nutrition in order to find allergy-friendly and gluten-free foods they can eat inspired the business. Check out their website for more information and other YUMMY products!

There are other websites that offer Peanut free goodies. I have never bought from them personally but I hope to try some of their products in the near future as I have heard positive feedback on most of them.

Peanut Free Planet has a pretty large Easter Candy compilation from all different companies.  Its rather nice to have a large selection at your fingertips.
You can check them out here Peanut Free Planet

Vermont Nut Free Chocolate Company is newer to me personally. I checked out their website just this morning. According to the website the company was founded by the mother of a little boy with a peanut allergy. Their entire selection is completely safe for those with any tree nut or peanut allergy. There are other allergens, however, in their products. As always, check out all allergen information available.

Let me know if you have tried any of these companies--and what your thoughts are :)

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Non candy Easter ideas

As Easter draws near, I start thinking about Hannah's Easter basket. Parents whose children who have food allergies must be creative with what goes into the Basket.

Finding peanut free "safe" chocolate or candy in your local grocery seems to be an impossible feat normally let alone during holiday season.

I had a friend call me a few days ago for ideas for (non food) basket treats/toys.

I wanted to share my ideas(variety of age/gender choices) and I would love to hear yours as well :)

*Sidewalk chalk
*New crayons/markers
*Books(I always put 1 age appropriate Easter book in)
*Temp tattoos
*Easter crafts(Joanne's is good place to look, age appropriate)
*Silly Bands
*Small stuffed animals
*Activity/Coloring books
*Easter themed pens/pens/notepads
*Small puzzles
*Cute Bunny/Duck Slippers
*Hair ties/nail polish
*Matchbox cars
*iTunes or other giftcards
*Wii or other gaming system accessories/games.

I would love to hear what you are including in the baskets!!

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Friday, March 11, 2011

This is pathetic--protest of a 6 yr old girl!

It was all over the news last night. A group of parents protesting. Protesting a little 6 year old little girl. A little girl who has a severe life threatening peanut allergy. One that effects only 2% of the population.

But why would a group of parents be protesting a baby? I am saying baby because when it comes to her health condition, she is. She is only 6. She is not old enough to read labels correctly or have the maturity to understand the true severity of her medical condition. She is not able to keep herself safe.

Not familiar with food allergies? I completely understand, either was I before that Easter when Hannah had her first reaction. Watch this short educational video from FAAN so you can comprehend the severity of this condition for yourself.

So why are they protesting you ask again? Because the doctor says in order to keep the girl safe, the kids must wash their hands/swish and spit water after each time they eat is one reason. What on earth is wrong with washing hands after eating? That would actually even cut down on sharing germs as well. And while I have never heard of swish/spit before--I can see how that would benefit as this age group is still very touchy/feely and kissing a friend on the cheek is not a big deal.

Another reason why they are protesting is that they are upset that they can't bring in outside sweets for parties. Which is kinda curious to me because the little girl's mom made "safe" treats for the whole 1st grade class so they could have them at valentines day party. The other parents didn't have to do anything. Yet they are protesting because their kids are not able to enjoy their school life(ie parties) because of this little girl.

One of my online food allergy friends lives in Florida and belongs to the same food allergy group as the mom who's little girl is being protested. Libby normally does not share what goes on in her local group but the little girl's mom gave her permission to write about it since its all over the news. (a huge thanks to Libby for the use of her blog link/picture.)

Please take the time to read the family's side of this nonsense here at Libby's blog. These parents protesting are making up lies about the little girl and how her condition effects their kids.

One protesting parent said "We are all about keeping this little girl safe BUT we have to keep our kids safe too"

HUH? From what? Safe from handwashing? Safe from no-sweets in classroom? Safe from the food-allergy kid?

Here is a copy(courtey of Libby) of the papers that the protesters are handing out. Remember use your common sense while reading this.

I just keep telling myself that these parents need education. That being said, some people refuse to educate themselves on such matters. I can't image what this little girl is feeling or how the parents are feeling as well. My thoughts and prayers are with them.

Wish there is something we could do to help....

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Sunday, March 6, 2011

A yummy dream come true

We recently found out through my local food allergy support group of a Gluten free and Peanut free bakery in Bexley Ohio. Cherbourg Bakery.

We were so happy that we decided to make a trip down that way on a rainy day. I didn't tell Hannah where we were going as I really wanted to surprise her.

She was SO excited and in awe when I told her that everything was peanut free and she could pick whatever she wanted!

There were so many yummy choices. Cupcakes, brownies, coffee cakes, lemon bars, sugar cookies and so much more!

We both tried the chocolate and cream cheese cupcakes with icing on top! Yummy!!

We even took some goodies home with us to share with Daddy and to eat later.

We had a lot of fun and plan to go back :)

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Thursday, March 3, 2011

Sick of being sick "again"

I have been trying to get on here the last few days but Hannah has been sick.

She had a small stuffy nose a few weeks back when I was dealing with the longest head cold ever. But it never seemed more than just sniffles. Fast forward about a week later, she was stuffy again but this time I heard some wheezing.

Now the ped has never came out and said that Hannah has asthma. I know that she doesn't like to "label" at this age and I guess I can understand that. She has said that she has R.A.D. (reactive airway disease) and is prone to things like croup and wheezing when she is sick.

So yea, I am hearing wheezing. Since I know it's her normal MO, I simply give her albuterol. She is running around the house like a normal 4 year old.

I can't tell you what made me call the Ped for an appt. Looking back I can't say why exactly. But I did. Hubby calls it my super mommy instinct lol.

But it turns out that she has a bit of pnemonia on her right side. Now looking at this child, you can't tell that she is sick. She is full of energy and wanting to play constantly.

One of my friends commented "she's sick AGAIN?" and it made me think. I don't think that she is really sick that much but others seem to think so. I thought about my food allergy friends online--their kids are prone to sickness more than "the average"

I did a quick search on google about food allergies and a lower immune system. I only had a few minutes to look but I could not find anything concrete on that correlation. But it makes me think.

Does the allergy itself(the histamine)suppress the immune system or could it be the modified diet that has to be adopted after diagnosis?

I am curious. Do you think your food allergy child is sick more than the "norm"?? How do you help boost their immunity?

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Monday, February 28, 2011

...and we have a winner!

We have a winner for the Sloane Miller "Allergic Girl" book giveaway!

But first let us give a huge thank you to Sloan Miller for agreeing to donate a signed copy of her excellent new book! Thank you SO much Sloane :)

Even if you didn't win the book--I highly suggest you go out and buy the book or kindle version and add it to your food allergy library. It is a "must read"!

The one person who will be getting her own signed copy of "Allergic Girl" is Libby (@theallergickid)

Congratulations Libby! Either DM or email me your mailing info and I will send it to Sloane.

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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Birthday party blues

When I got to school yesterday Hannah was totally excited because a little friend handed out invites to a birthday party at school.

This is first time attending a birthday party other than family who, of course, is familiar with her allergy.

After reading the invite, I found out that it's at a pizza restaurant that I don't trust to be honest and second it's on FRIDAY. As in tomorrow. The invite was given out yesterday. That is totally short notice!

I talked to my #foodallergy friends on twitter a bit last night. To get their advice as some of them have dealt with similar situations.

What I heard seems to match my initial thought. Take our own food and "cake treat". I put a call in to the mom(whom I don't know) so I could RSVP and also explain the allergy situation so she will be aware we have to bring food in for Hannah's safety.

Hannah seems just fine with bringing safe food and just wants to see her friends. I am trying to teach her that good, fun times do not revolve around food.

Have any of you dealt with this? How did you handle?

Oh and does anyone have a yummy recipe for peanut free cupcake?? Or know of a "safe" mix? Lol I need one super quick!!

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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Only 5 days left!!

Just a reminder there are only 5 days left! The random contest will be announced on 02/28 BUT you have to make sure you are entered by 7pm on 2/27!!

It's simple--just make sure you are following this blog with friend finder. It's easy, just look to the right of the blog page and click on "follow"

I am so excited for whoever wins!! Good luck to you all :)

And a Huge Thank You to Sloane Miller for donating a signed copy of her new book "Allergic Girl" for this giveaway!!

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Sunday, February 20, 2011

Enjoy Life

Do you like cookies? Do you have food allergies? Are you looking for gluten-free? Then you should give Enjoy Life's cookies a chance!


A bit of background about Enjoy Life. It was founded by CEO Scott Mandell. Initially, Enjoy Life Foods was launched with 12 items but now has 26 delicious products!

All Enjoy Life Products are free of the top 8 allergens(wheat, dairy, peanuts, tree nuts, egg, soy, fish, shellfish) and MOST Enjoy Life products are free of potatoes, sesame, sulfites, and casein.

We have tried several(double chocolate brownie, snickerdoodle, and lively lemon) of the soft baked cookies and are in love! They are small but packed with taste and better than any non allergy friendly options in the stores.

Enjoy Life foods also have tasty chewy bars. These are good but not one of our family favorites. We tend to lean towards very berry chewy bars when we buy them. The Choco loco chewy bar has recently been reformulated and has improved it's taste. I think they are on the right track with it, and I am excited to see how they will improve on it!

They also have a Boom choco Boom chocolate candy bar that it great. I tried the dark chocolate one yesterday(found it at my local Meijers grocery store) and was pleasantly surprised. I will be buying one for my daughters Easter basket for sure.

Enjoy Life has has bagels, cereal, granola, and trail mix that I haven't had a chance to try yet--but you better believe I will be asking my grocery store to get them in.

Check your local grocery store for Enjoy Life Products--if you can't find them then ask for them! Most grocery stores have no problem special ordering. I have also found products on Amazon.

Who else has tried Enjoy Life items? What were your thoughts??

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Friday, February 18, 2011

Does it ever stop?

I wonder sometimes if I will ever stop being scared. Scared for Hannah.

When every cough when or after she is eating makes my heart stop...or when she eats dinner then immediately says my tummy and throat hurt.

She did that last night and I can say I was a mess inside. She asked for mcdonalds chicken nuggets and after said her tummy and throat hurt and that she felt sick. My heart stopped then started going about a thousand beats per minute as I calmly(on the outside) took a look at her. No hives, no swelling, no change in voice, no coughing....but she said it hurt and she needed medicine. I was honestly scared because I wasn't sure if it was a "mild" reaction or just a normal childhood tummyache.

What bothers me the most is that I was panicking on the inside. I have seen her have a reaction and had to use epi on her in the past. I was strangely calm then but last night I was a mess inside.

Does the worrying and constant anxiety go away? Get better??
Turns out it was just a tummy ache. But I was still a mess inside. :(

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Win a signed copy of Allergic Girl by Sloane Miller

Do you want to win a signed copy of Allergic Girl???

It's so simple! All you need to do is follow this blog and you are entered in the contest--there will be a random drawing on February 28th.

A huge thank you to Sloane Miller for her donating this great giveaway!

Make sure you are following for this great chance!!

Giveaway to be announced tonight!!

I am SO excited about revealing my giveaway tonight--I have been working with this person and their assistant with last minute details. I know you are going to LOVE it :)

In order to be part of the random drawing, just make sure you are publicly following this blog. To follow simply look on the right hand side and click on "follow"(it's right above the thumbnails of followers) and if you are already following just make sure you are showing under followers on the page!

So follow now and stay tuned tonight for the give away announcement and details :) :)

Sunday, February 13, 2011

"Mom I just can't can't believe it"

I cannot believe my good luck! I attended a twitter food allergy party(more on twitter and food allergy support later) and won the grand prize from Divvies Bakery! Divvies is a peanut, tree nut, milk, and egg free bakery.  You must check out their website and take a look at

As most food allergy parents know, finding any kind of sweets that are safe for our kids is next to impossible. Hannah does not even look at candy in the store or even ask about it because she knows that none of it is safe for her. That being said, you can imagine her extreme excitement when she saw this smorg full of yummy goodies! I let her open it and the first thing out of her mouth was "can you see if its safe?" I told her ALL of it was safe and it was for her. She just looked at me like I was kidding and said "mom I just can't believe it! And its all safe?? I can eat it?? Its like Christmas!"


I have never heard of Divvies until recently and I had never ordered anything from there before either. I had heard wonderful reviews online from my food allergy tweeps and was super excited to win the grand prize of the Divvies Smorg. I was super impressed by the shipping time first off.  I got the message that I won the prize on Monday morning, and got the shipment on Wednesday!  WOW!!

Divvies was created by Lori and Mark Sandler. Their son Benjamin has food allergies to peanuts, tree nuts, milk, and eggs. Like any child, Benjamin wanted to eat the same things as his friends and not stick out. The Sandlers put their heads together and came up with tasty snacks that are enjoyed by all--food allergies or not.

The recipes started from Lori's kitchen as she tried different combinations to make the snacks safe for kids with allergies yet just as tasty(more so in my opinion) then the other cookies at the store.

Divvies has outgrown Lor's kitchen and now has its own dedicated facility where no peanuts, tree nuts, eggs or milk enter the doors. Divvies candies, frosting, and sprinkles are certified by their manufacturers to be peanut-, tree nut-, milk-, and egg-free and are packaged in Divvies Bakery. Divvies conducts routine testing to minimize the risk of any cross-contamination in their certified allergen-free ingredients.

We haven't been able to to try all the goodies that came in the Divvies Smorg but I tried the BingGo Benjamint crunch bar and LOVE IT!!!!!!  I am a huge fan of peppermint anyways so anytime I can combine peppermint and chocolate, I am all for it!!

More importantly, Hannah was totally excited when she saw all the SAFE goodies!! She could not believe that all of it was safe for her to eat. For a child who has never had a candy bar--it was a HUGE deal. She was totally excited and wanted to try a bite of everything!!!

Thank you Divvies for your awesome products--you made my Hannah's day and we will certainly be ordering from you in the future! I can't wait to tell all my friends about your tasty product!!

Monday, January 31, 2011

"They will have to deal with it"

I am not often appalled by people's comments or their behavior. Today was one of a few times. Perhaps I am just spoiled by the parents in H's class as they try to follow the rules regarding Peanuts in the classroom. Some have even approached me asking what they can bring so she can be safe and not feel left out. They do not want to do anything that could cause her harm. I like to think most parents are that way--no one wants to cause another child harm.

I was in the store earlier and spoke to a lady who was checking out a huge box of peanut butter crackers. She stated that they were for her son's classroom. Then she got this sneer(no other way to describe it honestly) and said "we aren't supposed to bring in peanut stuff but its his favorite snack. They will just have to deal with it"

When people say things like that, I always try to tell myself that they simply need more education on the subject. Before Hannah had her first reaction, I knew next to nothing about anaphylaxis. I am aware of that and I understand that most people do not understand the complex nature of food allergies. That being said, I would NOT go against the class rules and knowingly bring in something that would harm another child. That's blatant disregard of rules and safety.

I was at work during this conversation and was not able to say anything to her. Honestly, I am not even sure if I would have otherwise. It was obvious that she knew that there were children with allergies and she still choose to bring in something that could harm them, because it was what her son wanted. I don't think any words would get through to her, sadly.

All I can say is that I am SO thankful that H's teachers are allergy aware and SO extremely cautious about what foods come in the classroom for snack. I also hope that she changes her mind and brings in a snack that is safe for all the children in the classroom.