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Posted on: Mon, 01/21/2008 - 11:21am
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Since PA, I can produce a full meal for up to 3 kids out of the contents of my car at a moments notice - I even had gluten free snacks for a friend today who is allergic to gluten and having a migraine.

Posted on: Mon, 02/04/2008 - 4:28am
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And reading those labels is an eyeopener.

Posted on: Mon, 02/04/2008 - 10:35am
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lol! that is great!

Posted on: Wed, 02/06/2008 - 4:15am
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THANK YOU for this post!!! I know I will come back and read everyone's entries periodically!
My DD's allergies has led my family and I to be much, much, much more healthy. We eat organic now and very limited processed foods. I am a lot more aware about what goes into our bodies and onto our skin.
The best result is that I feel I am a better advocate in every aspect of my life. I don't feel bad saying no to things anymore. And I do my own research!

Posted on: Fri, 02/08/2008 - 7:18am
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Educating myself more and more, educating dd and ds on how to keep her safe around food, and teaching others about food allergies. It seems to be a big eye-opener to others these days and it is a great feeling to help others in my community that have just learned they have a food allergy and need info on how to manage.

Posted on: Mon, 02/11/2008 - 1:18am
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Here's my positive list:
1. My mother-in-law no longer questions my authority over my children.
2. I've learned how to REALLY cook and bake.
3. Our latest "kitchen experiment" was homemade pop tarts, they worked!
4. My kids think I'm super mom because I can take a product off the shelf in the store, read the ingredients, and reproduce it at home using safe uncontaminated ingredients.
5. I've lost 20 pounds not eating at fast food restaurants.
6. We get to bring our own food to the movie theatre without being hassled by the staff, BIG MONEY SAVER!
7. I can say "no thank you" to potluck food that I know will add ten pounds to my hips and no one says a word.
8. My family has become healthier.
9. I got to buy all new kitchen ware when we discovered the allergies.
10. I've learned patience.

Posted on: Wed, 07/30/2008 - 11:27am
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Lakeswmir-- I took Wilton classes too and learned to decorate cakes. I had always wanted to, but never followed through until last summer. I did it so that my son could have more interesting birthday cakes. Nice that someone else did this.

Posted on: Wed, 07/30/2008 - 11:52am
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And I meant to add, have you been to cakecentral.com? I like that forum a lot and hvae learned a HUGE amount.

Posted on: Wed, 07/30/2008 - 12:18pm
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I completely agree with what everyone else has said. I was just thinking the other day that I need to sit down and make a list of all of the positives because I know there have been many.
One that I don't think that was mentioned is something a lady at church told me about her son (now 16) who is severely allergic to eggs and tree nuts. She told me FA kids are more responsible than other children than other kids their age. That has brought me so much comfort!!
I can already see my son (age 3) becoming more responsible. I've been trying to teach him to tell people he can't eat things with peanuts in it. Sometimes he tells me that when I give him something to eat!! At first I felt so bad that he thought I might give him something but then I realized it's just part of him taking a little control over his own allergy and becoming more "responsible."
Glad to see some of us looking the bright side of things instead of the gloomy side of PA. I think it really helps balance this delicate journey out a little!!

Posted on: Thu, 10/30/2008 - 10:16pm
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Hey, I would love to have your recipe for homemade poptarts, if you wouldn't mind posting it!
Also, thanks to all posting on this topic. I am new at this, just finding out in September '08. I've had some bad experiences involving school since then, and it's been fairly negative. Now I see some positive aspects.
Until now, my only positive was a big one...having my son!

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