Name: Amy Schwabe
Kids: Two girls, Alex (9) and Wendy (5)
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/
We love decorating gingerbread houses and gingerbread cookies and gingerbread men and women (although interestingly, I realized this week after decorating a few dozen gingerbread cookies that we didn't actually have any gingerbread people -- we had lots of flamingos and hippos though!).
Today I'd like to share some tips for enjoying holiday get-togethers when your child has food allergies. Over the years, we've learned a lot and have come to the point where Alex doesn't have to look sad and forlorn as she sits at the table eating oranges while everyone around her enjoys a holiday feast. (Yes, that has happened before; oranges were the only things we were sure were safe.)
As we go into the actual Thanksgiving holiday, I just want to take a minute to express how thankful I am for my daughters.
Today I'm continuing my November series of things I'm thankful for with a shout-out to my husband, Jonathan.