Allergy Mom

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)

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Being thankful for our parenting role models -- My sister and brother-in-law

 Sometimes people feel like role models need to be older, that you can only really look up to someone who has lived longer and had more life experience.  I don't think that's true at all.

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Being thankful for our parenting role models -- My husband

 Last week I wrote about my first set of parenting role models, my own parents.

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What I learned at Wisconsin's Food Allergy Conference

 Wisconsin's first allergy conference sponsored by FARE was on Saturday at Children's Hospital, and it was amazing!

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FARE's Wisconsin Food Allergy Conference

 There's still time to sign up for FARE's Food Allergy Conference on Saturday.

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Being thankful for my parenting role models -- My Parents

I always think of November as a month to give thanks. I know; I'm so original and creative, right?

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