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For Teachers: Seven Tips To Make Food Allergies Easier In Your Classroom

There are 1-2 food allergy kids in every classroom. Learn seven easy tips to make your classroom more food allergy-friendly.

Allergy-Friendly Easter Recipe Roundup

Nine yummy allergy-friendly family baking recipes for Easter.  All courtesy of some of my Food Bloggers of Canada friends.

5 Mistakes I've Made As A Food Allergy Mom

5 Mistakes I've Made As A Food Allergy Mom

This is not easy to write.  To prepare for this post, I’ve had to remember some of the scariest times we’ve had with food allergies.  Knowing that things I did (even though they were accidents) may have caused these situations, makes my heart ache.  The Mom guilt is real.  And exposing my incompetence to the world is even harder.  Luckily, my daughter’s reactions were mild, but I don’t know what I would’ve done if my daughter would have had full-blown anaphylaxis (and even thinking of that is too difficult).  Let’s just say I’m SO THANKFUL that all the situations turned out well and we can now just call these situations learning experiences.

Potlucks, BBQs and Food Allergies

Going out to someone’s house and explaining how to safely manage food allergies can be exhausting.  Going to a potluck, BBQ or family event where the food and environment are unknown adds a whole new layer of stress.  Sometimes I feel like it’s just easier to stay home.  But after 10 years of living with food allergies, I also know that loneliness is real and can be just as bad as the food allergies themselves.  Which is why I’ve started to intentionally work on going to more social events.  In doing this, I’ve come up with a few things that help mentally and practically when going to potlucks & BBQs.