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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Food Allergies, a Deadly Mistake and Forgiveness

I already foresee that I may get some conflict on this post, but that’s quite alright since I’m conflicted myself of what I’m about to write. When it comes to food allergies, the signs and symptoms and even the treatment can be quite simple and easy to comprehend. However, the opinion and view of preventative Read More

Clarity and focus doesn’t always come from God or inspirational quotes. Usually, it takes your mother to slap the reality back into you.

The Correlation between Benadryl, Epinephrine and Anaphylaxis

Ok, so I’m no expert on this subject, but I can say that I’ve had enough hands on experience with all three to know the difference and the effect they have on the body. I continue to read articles and posts on social media where parents are concerned about giving their child Benadryl for anaphylaxis. Read More

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Hack: Amazing Uses for those Empty Epipen Cases

If you are anything like me, then you attempt to try and make use of everything you have in possession. Now, I wouldn’t call myself a hoarder, but if I paid good money for it, it’s going to get used in all capacities that it can. Especially if it costs me $100 a pop. We Read More