MOMS club...

Posted on: Thu, 04/06/2000 - 11:57pm
Shan's picture
Joined: 04/05/1999 - 09:00

I just joined the local MOMS club in a suburb outside Atlanta. On my form I made note of my daughter's peanut allergy and mentioned if anyone was interested in starting a play group/support group for any allergies I'd be willing to organize it. I was so excited to receive the new newsletter and see mention of this group. (Only one child with a wheat allergy so far...) The really nice thing was they mentioned to label all snacks they bring to the functions for me because it was a medical importance for my daughter. I thought that was really nice! (Although we all know we'd feel safer with no peanut products anywhere...) Then on another page they asked to put no peanut products in the Easter eggs for their hunt. How nice is that? Just had to share, since this really impressed me. Sometimes the world is good. Although, I know I'll still have to be careful as people forget easliy! Shan [img][/img]

Posted on: Fri, 04/07/2000 - 5:05am
dmh's picture
Joined: 02/21/2000 - 09:00

pHi Shan - I am also in a suburb of Atlanta and have been looking for a support group to join or help organize. My son is 4-1/2 and pa. I also have a one year old son. Don't know about him yet. I would love to hear from you. I would like to discuss doctors with you too. My e-mail address is [email][/email]. My name is Diane. Thank you./p

Posted on: Sun, 04/09/2000 - 2:25pm
Renee's picture
Joined: 09/02/1999 - 09:00

pI live in AZ. I've been a member of the MOMs club since October, and the members have been very helpful and coopertive regarding my daughters PA. I gave a talk on food allergies during the January meeting, I showed "It only takes one bite", from FAN, and researched food allergy prevention durring pregancy and nursing so that I could speek on that issue as well (given the large amount of pregnent women in my group). I highly recommend it to any stay-at-home or part time working (outside the home) moms./p

Posted on: Wed, 04/19/2000 - 2:08pm
Cheryl's picture
Joined: 09/08/1999 - 09:00

pPrior to my son testing positive I attended a mom's group. Once we found out he was PA I stopped going - actually I have stopped going anywhere. He has numerous allergies and I didn't feel comfortable in taking him to the mom's group or asking everyone to stop bringing just about everything. He is at the stage where he is just learning to walk and picks up every little crumb on the floor. I sure hope I am more comfortable in going when he is older. I am a stay-at-home mom and they definately need the interaction, as well as I need to talk to someone who can participate in a slightly intelligent converstation./p

Posted on: Fri, 04/21/2000 - 11:11am
Samsmom's picture
Joined: 08/19/1999 - 09:00

pHi Cheryl,br /
Have you considered educating the parents in your Moms club about PA/food allergies? Or maybe you could attend on days when an outdoor activity is planned? My sister stays home with my niece and nephew (neither is food allergic) and because of my PA son, is very sensitive to the special care necessary for food allergic children. A mother with a PA child recently joined her playgroup and so far, the other parents are very supportive. I guess it helps to have another advocate in the group. Perhaps you get one of the other Moms as an ally before you approach the group? Just some thoughts./p

Posted on: Fri, 07/28/2000 - 11:15am
stine's picture
Joined: 07/28/2000 - 09:00

phello shan! I too am in the moms club in a suburb of atlanta. I was president and vice president for three years. When I first joined no one even heard of a peanut allergy. After I started we never had peanuts in the eggs and our halloween party was peanut free too. My playgroup is peanutbutter free even though my son is the only one in it. I can't believe we haven't crossed paths. It seems that everyone knows about my son. If you have started that playgroup I would love to hear about it. my email is [email][/email] THANKS/p

Posted on: Fri, 07/28/2000 - 1:59pm
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pI live in California and have been in the MOMS club since my daughter was 2 months old. She is now almost 16 months and PA (confirmed at 13 months). I watch her carefully at playgroups as she too, pick sup things and put them in her mouth. BUT, everyone in my playgroup knows of her allergy and they don't (or try not to) bring things that they are aware of that have peanut products in them when the playgroup is at others' homes. When playgroup is at MY house, I supply the that any crumbs left behind are crumbs from my food and I know they are "safe" and peanut free. It works well./p


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