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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)

Follow me at http://www.milwaukeeallergymom.com/

Springtime at the Botanical Gardens!

 Last week, the girls and I met my mom to do one of the things that makes me feel like spring is really here -- we went to Whitnall Park Boerner Botanical Gardents to see (and smell) the lilacs, my very favorite flower!

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Food Allergy Awareness -- Give thanks!

 One of the suggestions on the FARE website for working to spread food allergy awareness this month is to really take the time to thank those people in our lives who make living with food allergies easier.

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Food Allergy Awareness Week -- Get educated!

 It's Food Allergy Awareness week, and I always think the most important thing to do when you want to spread awareness and help people understand something is to get educated.  I'm all about research!

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Raising Self-sufficient food allergy kids

 When children are diagnosed with food allergies, they're usually young children -- young enough that their care with regard to their allergies is completely up to their parents.

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Food Allergies: React with respect

 Spring is a busy time for lots of moms, with the end of the school year in sight, graduations, first communions, making sure summer plans are in place, etc., etc., etc.

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