teal pumpkin project aims to provide non-food treats for halloween

Please note: this post contains affiliate links. Thank you for supporting this blog and the current cause! Have you heard of the teal pumpkin project? Have you seen teal pumpkins when out and about and wondered what was going on? I’m here to tell you what it is and how easy it is for you to participate! teal pumpkin project The teal pumpkin project is all about raising food allergy awareness and making Halloween more inclusive. It offers an alternative treat for children who can’t have candy. It honestly goes beyond food allergies to include children who might not be allowed to have candy for non-allergy reasons.

ollergy's current cause is fundraising for FARE's food allergy heroes walk

Well, the Food Allergy Heroes Walk is behind us. Things didn’t quite go as planned. We spent the weekend helping Erik recover from an emergency appendectomy and weren’t able to travel to Boston. Thankfully, we have absolutely amazing friends and family. We had people here helping with Ollie and a few mobilizing in Boston to represent Team Ollergy. food allergy heroes walk We ended up raising $3,365. HOW FREAKING AMAZING IS THAT?! I owe a huge thank you to the friends, family, and followers who donated, shared, and supported this in so many ways. We were the top fundraising team at the event! We had

our family command center for allergy-friendly weekly meal plan

Please note: this post contains affiliate links. Much to my displeasure, the Chipotle fairy still hasn’t arrived to deliver us unlimited Chipotle for this week of craziness post-surgery for Erik. He’s home from the hospital, the infection is going away, and he’s moving more each day. Even so, life feels pretty freaking crazy. Ollie had a ROUGH time adjusting. He woke up one morning with Mem there instead of Mom and Dad. Much later in the day, an absolutely exhausted Mom showed up to bring him to the hospital to see his Dad in a hospital bed. I know in the grand scheme of things,

parents who need a break spend a night in this room at the Stoweflake

Disclaimer: I worked with The Stoweflake to bring you this post, however, all opinions are my own! I’m finally sitting down to write this post, coming off one of the craziest weeks in our life. Erik recently had an emergency surgery and hospital stay. He is home now and recovering well, but the craziness of the last few days was not lost on any of us, Ollie especially. He had an understandably hard time with everything. Like the rest of us, he needed a break. you need a break Food allergy parents for sure need a break from time to time. They probably need a

our family command center for allergy-friendly weekly meal plan

You guys. My baby starts preschool this week. As our school is a parent co-op, I’ll be there for his first day as I’m the Parent Helper. It is still breaking my heart to think about how much he’s growing up. And next week when he’s there on his own, I’ll be a wreck. All of that aside, here is the meal plan for the week: saturday: dinner out! We packed Applegate chicken nuggets for Ollie, along with fruit and some tomatoes from our garden. He was AWESOME at dinner.  sunday: roasted veggies/sweet potato and chicken. No explanation needed. We put a homemade seasoning mix on