Keep the FUN in Focus: Be Careful, Not Fearful at Halloween with Food Allergies!

Keep the FUN in Focus: Be Careful, Not Fearful at Halloween with Food Allergies!

Don’t Let Food Allergies Get in the Way of Enjoying Halloween!

Halloween should be a little scary, but for parents of kids with food allergies, it can be outright terrifying. In this piece, I journey back to my childhood and my first 12 years as a parent, all prior to living with food allergies, to highlight how candy, while central to this holiday, was only one of the many rituals I enjoyed. Read about how I used these special memories and traditions to influence how I now navigate Halloween with food allergies. In it, you will find strategies to plan for Halloween in a way that let’s fun take center stage, over fear!

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A GUIDE FOR SOON-TO-BE OR NEW DADS ON FATHER’S DAY - Borrowing From Unofficial Parenting Playbooks

A GUIDE FOR SOON-TO-BE OR NEW DADS ON FATHER’S DAY - Borrowing From Unofficial Parenting Playbooks

If you were to steal a few tactics from your father’s parenting playbook (or your brother’s, uncle’s or grandfather’s), the ones most worthy of passing on to the next generation of dads, which would you choose? Inspired by the soon-to-be dads in my family, my Father’s Day post highlights 16 suggestions, relevant to the real demands of fatherhood, taken directly from the dads in my life. The suggestions encompass fathering through play and through loss, parenting learning differences, giftedness, or life threatening food allergies, partnering during the journey, prioritizing family, and being present through pain, elation and everything in between. Click through to read more!

Photo Credit: Photo by Liane Metzler

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