Chen May Yee swapped life as a foreign correspondent in Asia for domesticity in Minneapolis, where she lives with preschooler Maya, kindergartener Zoe and husband Chris, a stay-at-home dad. She writes about healthcare at the Star Tribune and hankers after warmer climates.
Kay Krhin makes daily attempts to balance doing more with less and less with more at work and home, more or less. She is married to multi-faceted modern man Peter and is a slightly seasoned mother to preschooler Ben and toddler Vivian.
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May and I recently had the pleasure of having lunch with Missy "The Marketing Mama." We asked Missy to write up a guest post for us on how to navigate Halloween when you have a child with food allergies. Read on as Missy tells us how to make the upcoming holiday a little less scary:
Halloween can be a tricky topic when it comes to food allergies. Our daughter Avery (21 months) was diagnosed last January with life-threatening food allergies to milk, eggs, peanuts and soy. We still aren’t sure if we’ll be taking her trick-or-treating this year. I’ve heard of parents giving neighbors safe candy in advance to give out to children with food allergies. Some parents allow old fashioned trick-or-treating, but opt to trade unsafe candy for safe candy after the child returns home.