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/
Alex's tenth birthday was last week. She was very excited to enter into the double digits!
My post last week about enjoying festivals with food allergies got me thinking about festival food.
Yesterday, I posted about how we've been enjoying Milwaukee's festivals this summer. Basically, we decided that trying to figure out what was safe for Alex to eat at the various stands wasn't worth the aggravation and worry since we don't necessarily trust that the rushed vendors at the food booths actually have the knowledge or time to tell us what Alex can eat.
Everybody knows that when kids are little - like toddler to preschool age - the just learning to talk and relate to people age - they say absolutely adorable things. Their mispronunciations, their tiny little voices, their earnestness in trying to talk just like adults -- it's all the stuff of video recordings and giggly calls to grandparents.