Review Your Options-Or Pay the Price

So you bought the product, hooked it up and voila….Good to go! Hmmmm, could it really be that simple? How much time and effort do we really spend on researching the quality of a product before we purchase it? I would even guess to say that the effort we do on research is most likely 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

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

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