Quite simply put: when food can kill you, travel can be terrifying. Thanks to my friend, Linda, a fellow food allergy mom (whose daughter was desensitized to milk through treatment at John’s Hopkins! Yay!) for succinctly articulating this thought. Linda has also traveled extensively with her daughter, and was a good resource for me before […]Read More Traveling in Nicaragua with Food Allergies
Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua Remote. Rural. Lush. Ometepe Island, formed from two volcanoes, sits in the middle of Lake Nicaragua, one of the world’s largest natural lakes. We debated all week what claim this lake should make, so I had to look it up. According to Wikipedia, its the 19th largest freshwater lake in the […]Read More “Where’s the Paper?” Nicaragua Part 2: Ometepe Island
San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua Pacific coast beauty. Lush tropical growth butting up against dry dessert-like landscape. Hippy surfer beaches with clove-smoking tanned Americans, riding in the backs of pick-up trucks. Mango trees. Banana trees. Monkeys and roosters. San Juan del Sur had a bit of everything for the first of three stops in our […]Read More “Where’s the Paper?” Nicaragua Part 1: San Juan del Sur
Some deaths are simply tragic. Three in the past year have hurt me to the core. though none were people who were close to me (or that I even knew,) Rachel, mom of 3 Tal, age 3 Jennifer, mom of 3 Each loss hit a nerve and made me stop and assess my life, my […]Read More Mourning Other People’s Loss
The other evening, my 9 1/2 year old, highly active, fun loving daredevil of a child took a fall. From our swing set that was only installed 48 hours earlier. It was pretty bad, he was swinging high, and on the front approach he slipped off, flipping forward and taking the blow to the top […]Read More Helmets on Swing Sets? The evolution of protective gear and keeping kids safe.
SUPERPOWER: su·per·pow·er noun \ˈsü-pər-ˌpau(-ə)r\ 1: excessive or superior power 2 a: an extremely powerful nation; specifically : one of a very few dominant states in an era when the world is divided politically into these states and their satellites b : an international governing body able to enforce its will upon the most powerful states […]Read More If I Had A Superpower…
Today was an emotional day for my nearly 4 year old. He didn’t get shoes, while his two big brothers did. I know, how traumatic for him. Is it child abuse [insert significant sarcasm] to drag a child into a shoe store to watch his big brothers get brand spankin’ new summer shoes, while he […]Read More “Mom, if I eat all my dinner will my feet really grow?”