My sweet oldest baby is back to 100% after the scary ordeal with his anaphylactic reaction to nuts. You’ve all been so thoughtful checking in on him, it really means a lot to us!
We are navigating this often unknown path with his asthma and food allergies as best as we can, and I’m thrilled to report that we have his first oral immunology appointment next week. I am so proud of the strong young man he is becoming.
The best we can do as parents is equip our young people to be their own best advocates... To learn to use their strong voices even when it might feel uncomfortable. To lead themselves with confidence through the murky waters of overwhelming fear and anxiety. I’m learning all of this right along with them it seems... My heart is all the way forward even when it feels like I’m dragging my limbs behind me. #motherhood
We are all smiles as Jack gets fitted for his @Invisalign clear aligners - the perfect solution for our middle-schooler that will fix his overcrowding and spacing. Invisalign treatment is just the right confidence booster (great for teens) that we are so excited to see expressed in his smile in the new year. Can’t wait to see the results! #ad#invisalign
Over the holiday, I made all the lists and checked them twice, and my helper elf was the best part of all of it. Looking back, these @CLIFKid Zbars tide me over through full shifts as mom (with many hats), and they’ll sure keep the kids happy throughout the season, too! #CLIFKid#Zbar#ad
Jack spent the night in the hospital last night. He went to a restaurant, followed his due diligence declaring his severe allergy and asking the right questions, surrounded by his best advocates (including himself). He was assured three times that there were no nuts in his food, only to find out later that the server had not taken the time to check the ingredients before she delivered his food.
Jack is physically on the mend.
Please consider this a reminder that food allergies are deadly serious and demand our attention and respect in Every Single Scenario. Our children deserve it. ❤️
None of my personal Top Nine were in my #bestnine2018, so I’m using my one of my favorite snaps of all of us. What a year of growth: From Kenya and Jordan to Middle School and two big moves. I found my best physical self through setting exercise goals and stunning myself by surpassing them! So, going into 2019, here is my mantra: