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Sue

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I am a Mom to 2 amazing and fun daughters and wife to a great guy and a wonderful father!

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Kayla
Kayla, my oldest. She is 4 1/2 and is a sweet, loving and silly little girl. She took us 2 ½ years and 3 IVF’s to conceive. Kayla is allergic to dairy. We manage her allergy and work to balance her safety with giving her a normal childhood. Kayla loves to read books and play games - she amazes me every day.


Alysa
Alysa, my youngest. She is 3 years old and is a silly little spitfire. She’s our monkey and loves to climb on everything. She was a “natural” baby, but it was only b/c of my wonderful doctors that we were able to stop an impending miscarriage. Alysa suffers from Acid Reflux Disease and sleep apnea. She may be little, but she has a big personality. She adores her big sister and is so much fun to be around. She keeps me laughing every day.


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When I posted Kayla's party happenings along with the dairy-free menu, I did so to show people how you can have a great party with good food that is dairy-free. I get a lot of questions from people about it and so many wonder "how I do it". I never thought it would get me "5 minutes of fame", but I was then contacted by Alisa, the founder of Go Dairy Free, an informational website on living dairy-free. She had seen my post and asked if she could post my recipes on her site. She will be putting it on her Milk-Free Blog and as a front page feature on Saturday. I'm pretty excited and honored. She told me she's always approached by Moms of babies approaching their first birthdays who are recently diagnosed. They don't know what to have at their parties. I remember all too clearly being there only 2 years ago. I'm always glad to help anyone adjust to food allergy living.




A week or so ago (maybe longer?), Janeen bestowed on me the
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Janeen had some wonderful things to say about me.
"Sue is my food allergy buddy in crime. We met on the BabyCenter food allergy board and she has supported me many a time during a "food allergy" melt down that I've had. That alone makes her courageous. But she has a little girl with a dairy allergy (not only will she react if she eats it, but also she is contact sensitive and can't even touch dairy) who she takes care of like Wondermom."

I can't say I have ever considered myself courageous. I'm a Mom who loves her daughter and would do anything to keep her safe. I don't see myself doing anything more or less than any Mom in my position would do. Thank you Janeen. You made my day. You have been a wonderful support to me and I appreciate everything you've done for me.

I am going to pass this award on to my Sister. We've all had our trials in life, but not many are more painful or hard to live through as giving birth to a Micro-Preemie. My niece, Maddy was born at 25 weeks and weighed 1lb, 11oz. Christine and her family lived day-to-day not knowing if Maddy would survive and if she did survive, they did not know the extent of any problems she might encounter. My Sister spent 3 months splitting herself between my niece in the hospital and my 2 year old nephew at home, as well as the normal life things that won't go away during a crisis. It takes a lot of courage to make it through a crisis, let alone a crisis that involves the your child's life hanging in the balance. Thankfully Maddy is now an almost 5 year old Spitfire who is perfectly healthy.

*Chris - I know you have your hands full with Zachary - so I don't expect you to respond to this anytime soon! Love you!*


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5 Comments:
At 4:34 PM, Blogger Christine said...

Look what you made me do, now I'm crying!!! Thanks, Doodle. Love you too!

 
At 9:32 AM, Blogger ChupieandJ'smama said...

Congratulation and getting your recipes post on Go Dairy Free!!

 
At 7:12 PM, Blogger Michelle said...

How wonderful that they are using your recipes!

Congrats on the award too :)

 
At 2:31 AM, Anonymous Christine said...

That is wonderful to be able to offer help to other moms.
Congratulations to getting your recipes posted and the award.

 
At 6:46 AM, Blogger Christine said...

I just checked out your "feature". Awesome!!

 

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