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

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

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

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

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

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