Rachel Packer
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Rachel Packer posted a blog post

Food Labels Leave Off Full Story for Food Allergy Sufferers

 Below is an interview that I was a contributor for and my son was interviewed on WTOP radio. I am one proud mama.      For more information you can follow my blog www.lifeisgoodlickthebowl.blogspot.com   http://www.wtop.com/?nid=893&sid=3548927 See More
Jan 27
Rachel Packer posted a blog post

Don't Sweat the Small Stuff...Not as Easy as it Sounds

The adage Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff really isn’t as simple as it sounds.  Sure, I would love to let the non-sensical things roll off my back while shedding all the angst, contemplation and anxiety that goes along with it.  I agree that the heart on my sleeve deserves a day off, as it has been working overtime lately. Admittedly, I have been guilty of sweating the small stuff, the big stuff, and all the stuff in between. This past November was my daughter’s bat mitzvah. Those of you in the…See More
Jan 17
Rachel Packer posted a blog post

Facebook Forgiveness…Yom Kippur in the Electronic Age

I thought about writing this in my Facebook status box this morning…To all those I have wronged, I’m sorry.  Then, I thought, how disingenuous and trite that sounded.   As a kid, I used to nervously think about Yom Kippur and all its implications. Of course, the YK liturgy usually compounded my anxiety with frightening descriptions of angels trembling, the book of life, who shall live and who shall die. I wasn’t paralyzed with fear, mind you, but I took the forgiveness aspect of it rather…See More
Sep 13, 2013
Rachel Packer posted a blog post

My Big Fat, Vegetarian, Food Allergy/Cholesterol Free and Low Sodium Rosh Hashanah

The fact that Rosh Hashanah was so close to Labor day last week left me in a bit of a panic.  I'm not sure, but I think I heard my leather boots sniffling in the back of my closet, waiting to be called into high-holiday action. Yet, imagine their shock when I picked out something (gasp) sleeveless, not to mention that I went to high holiday services without... panty hose...(Please mom, don't judge me) still relying on my fading summer tan to complete my late summer/early fall ensemble.Clearly,…See More
Sep 10, 2013
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Jul 7, 2013
Rachel Packer posted a blog post

Diary of a Bake-o-Phobe-Just Another Manic Muffin Monday

I admit it.  I am a former bake-o-phobe.  Everything I touched turned to goo.  Gummy breads, hard rock muffins...you  name it, I burned or charred it or set the fire alarm off.  Even the ducks at our local pond snubbed my baked goods.When my son was diagnosed with multiple food allergies, I needed to roll up my sleeves and find a way to get over my bake-o-phobia.   It's been four years and I am happy to say that I have overcome my fears and I bring to you two awesome muffin recipes that are…See More
Jul 7, 2013
Rachel Packer posted a blog post

Running in Circles…One 5K at a Time

Ah….the year is finally winding down, yet, I am still running in circles. Camp forms need to be completed, sneakers need to be replaced, closets need expunging, duffle bags require fumigating.   I’m a one woman show.  I amass the camp clothes, label, wash all the pool towels on a regular basis and I wonder sometimes, do my kids actually know how much behind the scenes preparation it takes just so they can have fun? The answer is a resounding NO. I work alone with no one beside me.I’m not…See More
Jun 28, 2013
Rachel Packer commented on Funky Food Trisha's group 'Feeding Kids with Food Allergies'
"HI all...just joined the group.  I am a freelance writer regarding food allergies/nutrition and recipes. I have an 8 yr. old son with severe allergies to peanuts, tree nuts and eggs. I look forward to to hearing from all of you. Feel free to…"
Jun 26, 2013
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Jun 26, 2013
Rachel Packer and Kendra Larios-Mendez are now friends
Jun 26, 2013
Rachel Packer commented on Rachel Packer's blog post 'The Keurig Conundrum and Other Coffee Anxieties'
"Kendra...And yet we keep going back for more!"
Jun 26, 2013
Kendra Larios-Mendez commented on Rachel Packer's blog post 'The Keurig Conundrum and Other Coffee Anxieties'
"Love it! Why do kids have to hit us where it hurts?! We gave birth to them. Now leave us alone!"
Jun 26, 2013
Rachel Packer posted a blog post

The Keurig Conundrum and Other Coffee Anxieties

My twelve-year old recently completed a semester of health class in middle school. I must tell you that the dinnertime conversations were truly peppered with some fascinating tidbits. I nearly choked on my chicken a few weeks ago when I got questions pertaining to menopause. Really? As if they don’t have enough to worry about in their young, hormonal, over programmed and pressured lives?Then there was infectious disease week which brought on a serious fear of Rubella and Lockjaw. Seriously, did…See More
Jun 26, 2013
Rachel Packer commented on Mayra's group 'New Bloggers Looking for New Followers'
"Hi all...looking to get back into the blog-o-sphere... hope you will take a look www.lifeisgoodlickthebowl.blogspot.com Follow me, a 40 something mom, with an 8yr old with food allergies, a middle school vegetarian tween, and lots of other…"
Jun 25, 2013
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Jun 25, 2013
Rachel Packer replied to Henna Blossom's discussion 'Let's discover some new blogs. Post your LINK!'
"I have been a bit out of touch on this blog...but I'm back...you can find me at www.lifeisgoodlickthebowl.blogspot.com where I usually write about: Life as a parent with a food allergy kid LIfe as a parent with a middle school daughter…"
Jun 13, 2013

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life is good lick the bowl
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http://www.lifeisgoodlickthebowl.blogspot.com
Share a little something about yourself with other moms.
I am a freelance writer who writes anecdotally and honestly about the challenges of tweendom, food allergies, bathing suit phobias, dieting, wrinkles, and whatever other neurotic thing happens in the day of me, a writer, mother, wife and friend.

On a serious note, I write professionally about coping with food allergies/nutrition/recipes especially since my son was diagnosed with food allergies three years ago.
What is your blogging philosophy?
I try not to take myself too seriously...
I try to find the extraordinary in the ordinary
I try not to be too self deprecating....and usually find an uplifting message in my stories.
I try to stay grounded in my blogging and my life.
I have been blogging since...
March, 2011

Rachel Packer's Blog

Food Labels Leave Off Full Story for Food Allergy Sufferers

Posted on January 27, 2014 at 1:06pm 0 Comments

 
Below is an interview that I was a contributor for and my son was interviewed on WTOP radio. I am one proud mama.  
 
 
  For more information you can follow my blog www.lifeisgoodlickthebowl.blogspot.com
 
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Don't Sweat the Small Stuff...Not as Easy as it Sounds

Posted on January 17, 2014 at 10:00am 0 Comments

The adage Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff really isn’t as simple as it sounds.  Sure, I would love to let the non-sensical things roll off my back while shedding all the angst, contemplation and anxiety that goes along with it.  I agree that the heart on my sleeve deserves a day off, as it has been working overtime lately. Admittedly, I have been guilty of sweating the small stuff, the big stuff, and all the stuff in between. This past November was my daughter’s bat mitzvah. Those of…
Continue

Facebook Forgiveness…Yom Kippur in the Electronic Age

Posted on September 13, 2013 at 1:00pm 0 Comments

I thought about writing this in my Facebook status box this morning…To all those I have wronged, I’m sorry.  Then, I thought, how disingenuous and trite that sounded.   As a kid, I used to nervously think about Yom Kippur and all its implications. Of course, the YK liturgy usually compounded my anxiety with frightening descriptions of angels trembling, the book of life, who…

Continue

My Big Fat, Vegetarian, Food Allergy/Cholesterol Free and Low Sodium Rosh Hashanah

Posted on September 10, 2013 at 10:03am 0 Comments

The fact that Rosh Hashanah was so close to Labor day last week left me in a bit of a panic.  I'm not sure, but I think I heard my leather boots sniffling in the back of my closet, waiting to be called into high-holiday action. Yet, imagine their shock when I picked out something (gasp) sleeveless, not to mention that I went to high holiday services without... panty hose...(Please mom, don't judge me) still relying on my fading summer tan to complete…

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At 4:39am on June 20, 2013, Lea said…

Work At Home Mom, WAHM, Mom Blogger

I am stopping by to say "hello" :)
I haven't been here in a while.
I welcome your friendship :)


Lea @ Mother Baby Child & Weight Loss Help


At 8:52pm on November 20, 2011, NAPKIN WIZARD said…

Hi Rachel, Thanks for accepting my friend request. If you are on facebook I would like to connect with you too. http://www.facebook.com/napkinwizard Have a nice evening.

At 12:07pm on October 28, 2011, karen whitehead said…
Absolutely!! I would love to collaborate or share articles....love your blog too
At 2:22pm on August 26, 2011, Patsy M. Henry said…

Hi Rachel:

I'm not much on blogging yet either.  I write children's books about my bunnies in a series called "My Hare Line".  I didn't realize I would have to market them too, and I find myself spending all my time promoting my books.  Who knew???  What do you do?

At 1:46pm on August 15, 2011, Trisha Moore said…

Yes, I'm looking for a family and parenting blogger.  Complete information can be found here: http://www.ideasforwomen.com/news/

For that blog I'm looking for posts about 1) family or home safety; 2) family activities or parenting issues 3) something related to parenting and learning/teaching kids. The other days of the week is up to you. In fact, if you can think of some other subtopic you would like to write about, please let me know. Homeschooling topics are fine.

 

At 10:17am on July 27, 2011, missy Varner said…

Hello,


 


My name is Missy and I am also a member of the Mom Bloggers Club.  I have a blog,www.luxurybeautyproducts.blogspot.com  and I also run the blog hop network.

I wanted to let you know that I am following you,  and hoping when you get a chance you can follow me back.  I also want to invite you to join my groups, The Blog Hop Network, Beauty Bloggers, and Children's businesses.  Also, I would love to place a link to your site on my blog if you want to do the same with my blog on yours. Please let me know by sending me an email regarding this and it has been nice meeting you via the web.


 


MIssy

At 2:37pm on July 13, 2011, Shanan said…
It's working now.  :)
At 7:47pm on July 7, 2011, Cody Young said…

Thanks Rachel - I really enjoy your blog too!

Cody

At 1:37pm on June 30, 2011, the third boob said…
we (chach + nellie) started a blog & would love for you to check us out and hopefully get a giggle & some answers to "why is this blog called the third boob"?! (http://thethirdboob.blogspot.com/2011/05/third-boob-story-that-started-it-all.html)
if you find the story amusing enough to follow us or tell people about we would be forever grateful.
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