I’d like to confess that I’m a bit addicted to pinterest. I will just assume that some of you may be as well, partly because it makes me feel as though I’m in good company. It actually is a blessing, this thing called pinterest. It allows this mom brain of mine to flex it’s muscles and remember that I am a woman of many interests. I spend my time dabbling in photography, art, and beauty (hah, as if I have time for beauty) categories. I’m not going to lie though, most of my pins are kitchen related. One huge problem; so many tempting recipes containing dairy, dairy dairy!! Which my youngest is still not allowed to have due to food allergies. Luckily, I am ambitious and I do my best to make adaptations for dairy, egg and nut free.
It’s been a very long time, my friends. I now am the mother of a 4-year-old and a 14 month old. Life has been very busy and full of frenetic energy. All those mothers of several boys know exactly what I am talking about. One of my biggest time consumers is that my boys EAT ALL DAY LONG. Now most of you are probably thinking that this means I let them snack too often and they are not eating their meals. Wrong! They eat their meals and snack all day long. So it’s a constant dance of chop, cut, prepare, clean.
Do you ever feel like eating a piece of cheesecake? Such a creamy comfort food. Then you stop and think about how MANY calories are in an entire piece of cheesecake. I know, these are things that are better not thought about it. But you happen to be watching TV and suddenly there’s a clip on The Biggest Loser telling you exactly how much damage you’d be doing if you indulge. Why? Some things are better left unsaid, unnamed physical trainers!
Yesterday I received some very wonderful news. My son can now eat eggs! For now, we are only trying out goodies that have eggs baked into them and create a crumb. If he still tests negative in 6 months we can try a whole egg. The only bad news is that he was further tested for nuts and we found that he’s very allergic to almost all nuts! Yikes! But I’m hoping he’ll eventually outgrow these like he’s outgrown the egg allergy.