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

How to live the Nut Free Lifestyle

Not as easy as it looks, but it can be done. The day we found out Nat was allergic to peanuts, we immediately came home and emptied our kitchen of everything containing nuts. Yes, we included ALL nuts by the advice of our allergist at that time. So you are probably visualizing us opening the Read More

Food Challenge

That title may not sound like much, but for Nat, it’s right on point! Yes, it can be a “challenge” just to try and eat something. Especially something new. She’s 9 years old now and still experiencing new foods. Whenever she tries something new, it’s always a photo op for us. We get so excited Read More

Our OIT Journey

So you may be wondering what that “OIT” means in the title of this post. It stands for “Oral Immunotherapy” (also known as Desensitization). Its a clinical study program done on people with food allergies where they  give the allergen to the person and then gradually increase the dose until they are able to tolerate Read More

Organizing Visits

Hello again. So I wanted to share how we manage our daughter visiting family without us and how we go about organizing visits. Notice that I said family only. No, we have not yet incorporated “friends” into that statement. Not that we don’t want to….yes, we are still quite hesitant in allowing her to visit Read More