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
Tag: Living with food allergies
Tips to attend a Peanut Allowed Event with an Allergic Child
How to make the best and most convenient choices possible attending public events.
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
A Beginner’s Guide on How to Read Food Labels for Allergens
Learn the tips and key words of reading food labels for allergens.
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
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