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Linsey De Ruysscher

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When October rolls around, the kids start getting excited about all things Halloween! Our boys have always loved going out as a family to a local pumpkin patch and picking out their own pumpkin to carve. They love choosing a costume and dressing up, and of course…they love trick-or-treating! Halloween definitely gives kids plenty of fun things to look forward to, but if you’re a parent of a child with a food allergy, trick-or-treating can be stressful. Our boys don’t have a food allergy or intolerance, but I do. I know what it’s like to watch everyone else eat all these amazing treats and all I can do is, well, watch. As an adult it’s pretty rough. So, for a child…it must be even worse. Luckily though, allergy awareness has come a long way. You may have heard of The Teal Pumpkin Project in recent years. It’s an initiative that…

Even though it’s somewhat in the middle of the year, September has always been a month of new beginnings. It’s the start of a new school year, a new season begins, we adapt to new routines, and everything just feels like a fresh start! Oh, and pumpkin spice is everywhere! Depending on how you feel about pumpkin spice, that could be a good thing or a bad thing. Even if you don’t like the taste of pumpkin spice, I think we can all agree it smells amazing! Okay, maybe we won’t ALL agree. Besides pumpkin everything, September is also the month to celebrate some fun – and random – things, like National Pepperoni Pizza Day, Talk Like a Pirate Day, National Comic Book Day, National Coffee Day, and a day I think the whole world needs right now…National Love People Day. It’s on September 30th. I’m also kind of a…

August already?! Or maybe for some parents…it’s ONLY August?! Whatever boat you’re in, August definitely has its pros and cons. It’s an exciting month because it’s still filled with loads of summer fun, and there’s also the excitement of a new school year just around the corner! Okay, maybe that last one might fall under the ‘con’ category, depending on who you ask. The month of August is also filled with plenty of reasons to celebrate. The whole month is National Sandwich Month, which could be why August babies love their sandwiches more than the average person. Plus, August hosts National Fajita Day, National Waffle Day, National Aviation Day, National Dog Day, and even National Power Rangers Day! Yes, it’s a thing. If you’re welcoming a new baby in August, then that’s the ultimate reason to celebrate! You can look forward to having a happy little baby that will keep…

If you read my article last month about June babies, you know it was a pretty busy month for celebrations in our house. The month of July though, not so much. It’s like the calm after storm. That doesn’t mean there aren’t things to celebrate this month, though! July is filled with fun, festive days like National Ice Cream Day, International Friendship Day, National Cousins Day, and my personal favorite – National Cheesecake Day. (It’s July 30th by the way!) Not only that, but July is also filled with glorious beach days, backyard barbeques, and pool parties! It’s a pretty awesome month with or without birthday celebrations. If you’re welcoming a new baby this month though, you have an extra reason to celebrate! There are so many amazing things about babies born in July. They’re known to be charming and generous and they’re prone to having that sunny disposition since…

June is a huge month of celebration for our family. The end of the school year, summer officially starts, Father’s Day and birthdays! Seriously, a lot of birthdays! My hubby has a June birthday, our youngest is a June baby, and two of my brother-in-law’s have June birthdays. Let’s just say, we have a decent amount of cake in this house during the month of June! And with June also being National Give a Bunch of Balloons Month and National Candy Month, it’s a great time to have a baby and celebrate! June babies not only share a birthday month with Dad’s special day, but they also share it with some pretty awesome celebrities, too! Marilyn Monroe, Angelina Jolie, Courtney Cox, Paul McCartney, Chris Evans, Prince Phillip, Chris Pratt, Nicole Kidman, and Tom Holland all celebrate their birthdays during the month of June. So, if you’re keeping track, Captain America,…

The month of May has plenty to celebrate: Star Wars Day! Cinco De Mayo! Mother’s Day! A long weekend! Even National Eat-Whatever-You-Want Day, National Mimosa Day and National Macaroon Day all happen in May! What a great month for celebrations. And if you’re expecting a little bundle of joy this month, or you already have a little May baby at home, you get to add yet another celebration to the list

March 2020. A month that all of us will forever remember in our minds. It was the start of something that would change the way we live for years to come. I’m sure I’m not alone when I say that it feels like this pandemic has been going on for so long that I have a hard time remembering what life was like pre-pandemic. You know, not wearing masks everywhere. Not worrying about staying six feet apart. Seeing family and friends whenever we want and not thinking twice about it. Those were the days, right? So much has changed since then, including the way we talk. I mean, if you would have told me back in 2019 that terms like ‘social distancing’, ‘self-isolate’, and ‘lockdown’ would become the norm, I probably would have thought you were crazy. But it got me thinking about all the things I’ve said to my…