Hi! I’m Carrie!
Welcome to Chockababy!
I hope you will join with me to talk about life… mostly life with kids, life with the hubby, life with a food allergy child, life without sleep…
I have a wonderful husband (He pops up in my posts occasionally). He is fun and loving and makes me nutty sometimes. We live in little ol’ Delaware but return to our roots outside of Philadelphia often.
I have three adorable kids: 6, 3, and 1.
I told you they were adorable! First came my silly, energetic son. He changed my world. He made me love in a way I didn’t know I could. He made me feel like a kid again. We went everywhere together, played in the dirt, made friends (him with little buddies and me with some amazing moms who I can’t imagine living without now). I was able to work from home his first year and then became an official stay-at-home mom. His first two and three quarter years were ours. It was wonderful! One of my most popular posts is the letter I wrote to him on his 5th birthday.
Then came my little girl. The princess. She quickly wrapped her Daddy around her little finger and I am pretty sure he isn’t going anywhere. You can tell from the photo, she doesn’t smile because she’s asked. She is her own person! She also brought some new parenting curve-balls with her. It started with a few minor issues (with trips to the Children’s Hospital) that were resolved. Then the reactions started and we quickly realized she had some food allergies (here’s how we figured it out). At first, the idea of carrying an epi-pen with me wherever we went made me anxious. But I found some great resources, some practical tips from allergy-moms, and support from family members who have been there. A year and a half later, it’s just normal. Allergies are a part of our life. She might grow out of them but, for now, it’s just our life.
Finally – little man arrived mid-2012 and fits right in. Being third, he seems to just be going along for the ride. I think it is partly related to the fact that I had more realistic expectations with adding a baby to the mix, but the transition to three has been smoother than adding one and then two babies to our life. I’m still struggling to balance being a mom to three and still be me, but I’m trying my best to spend meaningful time with them while they are so young!
I still have tons to learn about life, marriage, and parenting. I hope to learn from you, too, so please: comment, question, and share with me in this community!
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Most recently, I was quoted on Reuters about the Teal Pumpkin Project:
I wrote this article on Scary Mommy about Food Allergies:
Want more reading material to see what I’m about? Grab some coffee – or ice cream! – and check out some of these more popular posts: