Have No Fear: Be Free

I won’t sign a petition to make a camp peanut free. I’m not demanding that local schools have egg free options on the menu. And next week at our friend’s holiday party, I’m not expecting a special dairy free dessert. Just because my child has allergies, the world doesn’t have to stop operating as it does and start revolving around our concerns. And yes, he does have multiple allergies including all nuts, dairy and egg to name a few.

My son fully understands what he can eat and knows what’s in something before he puts it in his mouth. We bring his food everywhere. I just refuse to teach him to be entitled and defined by his allergies. I refuse to have him live a life of fear. Read More

Coffee. Who doesn’t love that killer aroma? Drink a cup, black and caffeinated – it’s good for you. Drink it with sugar, drink decaf, can’t wake up without it but ultimately it’s bad for you.

So, what do you want for your kids? Are you okay with them getting into that coffee habit? Our town’s high school sells coffee to its students. I don’t get it. We take out the soda. We bring in the coffee. Is there really a difference?

Chances are kids aren’t drinking the stuff black. They’re not limiting to one cup either. All that caffeine makes them jittery, saps their calcium and makes them dependent. Of course we can then give them ADD drugs and vitamins. Something just doesn’t seem right to me.

What are your thoughts on kids and coffee?

Kids and Coffee: To Drink or Not to Drink?