So far, I think I’ll write about food, allergies, motherhood, and family related things. I am a rambler by nature so I want to focus on sharing information and ideas versus standing on a soapbox. My qualifications are experiences and I hope to give back a little.
The name of the blog is how our 4 year old daughter, E, used to say “oh my goodness!” We also have a 2 year old son, R. We have yet to test him (he has what we think are cinnamon and apricot allergies, early on he had issues with tomato but I think he may have grown out of it) but my daughter has extensive allergies (currently oats,
soy, wheat, eggs, milk, corn, sesame seeds, grapes, peanuts, tree nuts, dogs, cats, and some melons) plus we are vegetarians to begin with. Surreal to be able to cross out some of the allergens from that list but we have reintroduced a number of foods with the guidance of our allergist and supervised food challenges!
My husband and I met in law school so we’re both lawyers in Nevada (I also have an inactive bar license in Oregon). We eat top 8 allergen free for the most part but as most food allergy folks know, it is hard to be 100% safe. Aside from being an attorney and writing here I am also a volunteer reviewer at Veg Books.
I love fancy pens and pencils, comic books (my all time favorite series is The Fantastic Four), reading, sketching (I especially am fascinated by figure drawing), design & typography, and those perfect spring days where the sun is out, the sky is clear, and it would be just about too warm if it were not for a hint of a cool breeze. My favorite music (great songs in parentheses) is by Morrissey (“Seasick, Yet Still Docked”) & The Smiths (“There Is A Light…”), Keane (“Somewhere Only We Know”), Imogen Heap (“The Walk”) & Frou Frou (“Let Go”), Vienna Teng (“Gravity”), and Eiffel 65 (“Blue”) to name a few.
Some posts about food allergies in general include:
- My Fox 5 Vegas Interview About Allergy Friendly Halloween Treats
- My Prepared Statement About Stock Epinephrine Presented to the Nevada Legislative Committee on Health Care Today
- The Importance of Food Allergy Awareness (or: Why We Walk)
- Using Books to Talk About Food Allergies With Your Child
- On the Bright Side… (this is an external site link)
Some posts about my life as an “adult onset runner” include:
- Terminal 3 Fun Run, 5k, 10k, to Benefit At Risk Children in Clark County
- Couch to 5k Review and What I’m Doing Next
- One Hour Runner Review and What I’m Doing Next
- Calico Racing’s Recycled 5K, 10K, and Half Marathon
- Calico Racing’s Running from an Angel 50 Miler, Marathon, 1/2 Marathon, 10K and 5K
A word about my Amazon affiliate links. The way the program works is that if you buy something within 24 hours of clicking the link to Amazon, a percentage is given to my account as a commission of sorts. This is achieved with a cookie on your computer. I love to shop on Amazon and their prices are usually good but I certainly think you should always shop around a little. If you added a specific linked item to your cart and bought it within 89 days, I’d also get a commission but just from that item’s sale. I have no expectations from any of this, I just liked the idea of using the option since I use amazon to keep track of books I’d like to check out from the library when I read about them on other blogs. I want to be as transparent as possible about these links so I mark them when they appear.
A disclaimer I found via a favorite of mine, The Allergist Mom, applies to all the recipes and food finds I share: “SAFETY NOTE: Although this recipe is meant to be top eight (cow’s milk, egg, soy, wheat, peanut, tree nuts, fish and shellfish) allergen-free, I cannot guarantee that all of the products that I have used will remain top eight allergen-free. I encourage you to always read food labels thoroughly each and every time you use a product as ingredients and manufacturing practices may change without warning. Please omit and/or substitute any ingredients that are unsafe for you or your family members for ingredients that are safe. If you need help finding substitutions, please let me know and I will do my best to help. If you have questions about whether a particular food is safe for you or your family members, please contact your physician.” (Source)
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(updated last May 17, 2013)