Easter used to be one of the hardest holidays for this Allergic Traveler, as I am allergic to eggs. In most schools around this time, kids get to paint and decorate some beautiful eggs. Not only could I not participate but also I could not touch them. I would brake out in a rash if I did. I remember once, I did and I was amazed at how light and delicate these eggs were especially without anything in them. Looking back now, I think it was strange I was jealous that I could not just paint one egg.  As an adult now, I admire the beauty of these eggs, I am thankful I do not have to decorate them but I also appreciate other elements of the holiday. At my house, every year we organize an Easter egg hunt. Luckily today you can buy bright plastic eggs that open up and you can stick goodies inside of them. I always try to be mindful of anyone with food allergies, so I will stuff the eggs with:

Stickers

Erasers

Toys

Figurines

Lego

Confetti

Miniature puzzles

The point is that I am creating new memories for these kids and myself. Holidays do not always need to be centered on food. We can start new traditions. Happy Easter!

 

 

Author: Tarah Jakubiak

After working for 20 years in the corporate world, Tarah Jakubiak founded Allergic Traveler. Jakubiak, president of Allergic Traveler has traveled the world since the age of two. She has been to 24 countries and 26 states. Jakubiak has been to all inclusives, gone on cruises, gone camping; backpacking through Europe, gone to the big cities, and little hidden gems. She has multiple food allergies but it does not stop her from seeing the world. Jakubiak is allergic to eggs, nuts, mushroom, soy, garlic, corn, sesame, potatoes, celery, shellfish, chicken, pork, peanuts, and many fruits. She is originally from Montreal, Quebec and now lives in Greensboro, NC with her husband.