Weekend Pick from Parenting in the Loop
Food allergies invaded our family about 8 years ago with my granddaughter breaking out in whole body hives. It was a very scary and life changing experience for her and for us.
Learning about food allergies is essential and it is an ongoing routine which includes scrutinizing food labels and monitoring your child’s environment on a daily basis
There have been milestones in my granddaughter’s awareness and self advocacy over the years.
Recently, I came across this wonderful summary and timeline of skills that can be life saving for your child with food allergies.
Weekends are a time when kids are out and about with families and friends…it is a break from work and school but not a break from allergies to food.
Even if you are not affected by these allergies yourself it might be helpful if you knew more about them so you could assist if a child or an adult around you has an allergic reaction.
Growing up with food allergies takes baby steps. Spokin has compiled 36 milestones for your food allergic child to help track your progress and theirs.
Source: 36 Skills To Teach Your Food Allergic Child — SPOKIN
Weekend Picks from Parenting in the Loop
A Few Quotes of Kindness:
- “Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” (Mark Twain)
- “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” (Aesop)
- “Remember there’s no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end.” (Scott Adams)
- “Kind words and actions can seem so small, but their effects are truly endless.” (Author Unknown)
Source: NATIONAL RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS DAY – February 17 | National Day Calendar
Today is National Random Acts of Kindness Day and I am returning to my blog after a long hiatus…self imposed.
Kindness is something that when we experience it makes us feel surprised and happy. In some ways, it may just make our day or even our weekend. Think about when you have had someone, friend or stranger go out of their way to do something nice for you. Try to capture that feeling. Now imagine passing that feeling on to someone else.
My wish is that we carry this kindness forward and try to do something kind no matter how small each and every day.
I hope that this weekend is a good one. Here in the Chicago area we are getting an early taste of Spring! Nature’s random act of kindness.
Another story I would like to share is one of kindness built into the job of a New York baker, who works at God’s Love We Deliver.
Wow! If we could only look at our work this way no matter what it is we do.
It is tempting to say Mr. Piekarski is the man who has baked a million cakes, but that figure is a fraction of the sweets he has baked and sent on their way. For almost 26 years, Mr. Piekarski has been the pastry chef for God’s Love We Deliver, a charity that prepares meals for people who are too sick to shop or cook for themselves — 19 million meals so far.
Source: 9 Million Desserts, for Gabriel, Michael, Alessandra and More – The New York Times