Name: Amy Schwabe
Kids: Two girls, Alex (10) and Wendy (6)
Works: stay-at-home mom, blogger, freelance writer
Favorite part about being a mom: watching my girls develop personalities and habits that are a lot like those of my husband's and mine, but also uniquely their own
Least favorite part about being a mom: trying to find balance -- in everything -- the line between being too overprotective vs. too free-range; the line between overscheduling so we don't miss anything we want to do and being more spontaneous so we can enjoy just a few of the things we want to do; the line between sheltering the kids so they don't make any mistakes and being so hands-off that they make too many mistakes
Famous for: having so many books that guests are free to use my home as a lending library (although my younger daughter says I'm famous for cleaning the house)
Follow me at http://www.milwaukeeallergymom.com/
When Alex was born, the prevailing medical wisdom was to avoid likely allergens before a child's first birthday. So, for example, peanut butter wasn't something to introduce until after a child turned one.
Buffets are usually a no-no for people with food allergies. All the food is set out next to each other, causing a huge risk of cross-contamination even with food that is technically safe.
For the super popular restaurants at Disney World, it really is recommended that you get reservations well ahead of time. Especially if you'll be travelling there at peak season.
When planning our recent trip to Disney World, we knew that we really wanted to take advantage of the dining opportunities in a way we hadn't really done before.
I've shared before that there are definite silver linings to a food allergy diagnosis, even a life-threatening one.