A Word to the Wise

Dear parent readers,


A word to the wise.  If your pediatrician recommends that your child see an allergist for his scary reactions to certain foods, make an appointment sooner rather than later.  Especially if later means five days before you move, when you will be swept up in compulsively organizing, packing, and unpacking for a solid two weeks.


I say this because it may turn out that your child has more extensive food allergies that you suspected, even if you and your husband have none.  And that may mean that you need to change both your and your child’s diets rather drastically.  That might stress you out, and you really don’t need that when you’re trying to move your family, even if your new home is only a couple of blocks away from your old one.  Remember, a cranky mom makes for a cranky baby, and a cranky baby makes for poor sleep at night, poor sleep makes for cranky mom, and so on.  You get the idea.


As a side note, if you have something you update regularly, like, say, a blog, it’s likely that will suffer from the situation as well.


Don’t worry too much, though.  Everything will sort itself out soon enough.  Remember that God always provides, and recognize that in sharing what you’ve learned you might help others, too.  Either way, what’s best for your child comes first, no matter what.  But you don’t have to make it harder than it needs to be.  I’m just saying.


More soon, friends.  Until then,

Young Married Mom

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