Trusting my instincts

trusting my instinctsThe scary banana allergy was just the beginning of a huge realization for me that as the mom, there’s an instinctual knowledge about what works for you and the health of your baby that no doctor or professional can understand.  I learned a critical lesson that day, to listen to myself, to trust my own instincts, the knowledge that as the mother of this new little girl, there was no advice better than my own.


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Hello there! I'm Allison Czarnecki, founder + editor of Petit Elefant, a blog all about style on a budget for every part of your life: style / home / travel / family. I do a lot of how-to beauty + style tutorials, travel posts, easy recipes, home remodel projects, and cool DIY crafts you totally want to try. I'm super happily married (to a hot Polish immigrant) and am the mother of two kids, a daughter and son, all of whom are featured here on the regular. We live in the country but we're a little bit rock + roll. Welcome!


  1. Erika :

    Now that I am home with my 3 children, I am trying to keep them healthy by getting outside and riding bikes, playing basketball or just running around.

  2. Jill V / TerraSavvy :

    I make sure they are eating more fruit during the fall and winter months. Since it’s easy to get away from when it isn’t as accessible, I go out of my way to find fresh, organic choices.

    They always enjoy the bounty and so do I!

  3. Erin B :

    With a toddler, we are tryign to teach not to put things her mouth…. Plus we are teaching her how to wash her hands as part of the everyday routine. Small simple stuff.

  4. Bethany Kennedy :

    We are trying to eat more fruits and veggies. Also, now that they are a little bit older, the proper was to cough into their arm and covering when they sneeze.

  5. Gloriana :

    I’m not a mom yet- but when I am I’m sure I will use a combination of instinct and calling my own mom! :)

  6. Vicki :

    Aretha got it right, y’all – respect (but not just a little bit – a lotta!)