faith · grief · Uncategorized

How to help bereaved parents

Grief is uncomfortable.  It is awkward when you do not know what to say. Below is a list to guide you on things you should and should not say to a bereaved parent.   Please do not tell a bereaved parent: Don’t say “heaven has gained another angel.” That does not help. Don’t say “at…… Continue reading How to help bereaved parents

Christianity · parenting

Don’t take today for granted

Spring break has arrived. We still have areas of three feet of snow. So much for spring, eh? So today we are inside. The house is hopping. We have an old child VHS tape playing “Songs from yesteryear or something like that…” My two year old is happier than can be sitting on the couch…… Continue reading Don’t take today for granted

Living with food allergies

Hope for peanut allergy sufferers?

In 2009 my son (then nine months old) was diagnosed with several food allergies.  He has since outgrown all of them except for his peanut allergy. We have had to adjust our lives accordingly to ensure his safety. We read labels. We know which restaurants are safe. We never assume. We are aware of possible cross…… Continue reading Hope for peanut allergy sufferers?