Magical Highlights of our Disney Vacation

Okay. So if you have stumbled across my page here, just know upfront that I’m about to show to you all the Magical Highlights of our Disney Vacation, but also include those tips when the vacation includes a food allergic child. We’d always wanted to do Disney, but when it involves food allergies, you become Read More

The BEST Reason Ever to Read Food Labels

So here we are again about food labels. Yes, I know that I’ve done a few posts about reading food labels and it’s beginning to sound a little repetitive. However, I’m about to tell you and show why this is the BEST Reason Ever to Read Food Labels! Let’s just get to the point of Read More

Educate Yourself

Once again, I’ll start by saying that I may step on some toes with this post, but I’ll put it as simple as I can…Educate Yourself!! There is so much information out there to know how to accommodate and “raise” your food allergic child. Common sense can take you a long way, but some of Read More

Our Baked Milk Challenge

So the day had finally arrived that our Nat could try and have her very first food with milk baked in it. Her milk levels had fallen enough that she could begin attempting to consume foods with milk baked in them. It had been a long 10 year haul, but it was finally here. She Read More

Food Allergies: The PATTERN that may Save your child’s life!

Did you know there could be a Pattern with food allergies? Do you know what that Pattern is?  I know I’ve harped on this before and it seems I’m going to give it one more “Harp”. Food allergies are our life and I guess it’s just an issue that rings close to my heart.  I’m Read More

The WHAT IF’S of Living with Food Allergies

So how do we organize, implement and monitor our child’s safety when they have multiple food allergies? I call it “The WHAT IF’S” of Living with Food Allergies. I once had a lady ask me as we were sitting in the doctor’s office for a visit, “Why does she (Nat) have a medical I.D. bracelet Read More

Advantages of having a 504 Plan

So, let’s talk about the elephant in the room, the 504 Plan. I say elephant, simply because it just seems to never come up in conversation when it should. Are there really advantages of having a 504 Plan? How do we know when it’s not or never discussed. At least that has been our experience.  Read More

To the couple sitting next to us waiting to order….

To the couple sitting next to us waiting to order, sorry about the wait but we have a few questions we must ask the waitress. We would love to be able to come in, sit down and place our order without hesitation, but we decided to bring our daughter with us. It’s a little more Read More

Spreading Awareness-Our First PAL’s Class

Spreading awareness is always our main goal when it comes to food allergies. Sometimes it’s not even by choice but by the need to keep your child safe, especially at school. Too often we think of only educating the adults that take charge of your child’s safety on a daily basis. However, what about those Read More

Letting Go of the Anxiety and Embracing an Unusual Support System

As most doctor’s have told us, food allergies and asthma go hand in hand. What they neglected to tell us was that food allergies and anxiety go hand in hand as well. It’s a lifestyle you never foresee being so intense. When people hear of someone having a food allergy, most tend to think that Read More