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

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

Living with a pet and a pet dander allergy

Oh No! Elsa is Back! So, if you’ve been following my blog, you’ll know exactly what that means. Elsa is my oldest daughter’s (Megan) cat and is the reason Nat began allergy shots last year. Not getting into a great amount of detail, but let’s just say that Megan has moved back home and of Read More

How to Vacation with a Food Allergic Child

It’s always great when you can finally take time off from a busy work schedule, pack up, grab the kids, and head off for adventure and some relaxation. Well, easier said than done when you vacation with a child who has some food allergies. It’s no longer just going any place or any where. Planning Read More

Do Food Allergic kids have cravings?

Do Food Allergic Kids have cravings?  Absolutely…everything they can eat!  How can you crave something you’ve never had? Nat is allergic to Peanuts, Eggs and Milk. I’ve had people tell me “Oh, I bet it’s miserable not being able to have chocolate or a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup”.  Well…how can you miss it when you’ve Read More

Dropping the Ball

Ok. So, I dropped the ball. It happens. Then why do I feel so terrible? I have no clue. But sometimes I feel like I haven’t done enough and then sometimes I feel like there’s no way I could do more. Raising a child with food allergies, asthma and environmental allergies is not an easy Read More

How to manage Eczema

From our experience, food allergies and eczema go hand in hand. I always wished I had bought stock in the Aveeno Eczema Cream. Nat’s eczema as a baby and toddler could certainly top the charts on occasion. I promise those are her scratch marks,….not ours! Trust me when I say, I kept her nails cut. Read More