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What To Expect & How To Prepare For Your First (OR Second) Allergist Appointment

What To Expect & How To Prepare For Your First (OR Second) Allergist Appointment

When you’re new to food allergies you may be wondering how to prepare for your child’s allergist appointment, or what to expect when you go to your first allergist appointment. This post explains what you need to know.

How I'm Making Cooking for our Special Diets Easier

How I'm Making Cooking for our Special Diets Easier

Learn about food allergy recipes and how to make food allergy cooking easier.

How To Host Kids With Food Allergies

Need a little mom inspiration for food allergy aware playdate activities?  This post will give you 6 tips for hosting a child with food allergies.

Can My Child Have Anaphylaxis From Touching Their Allergen?

What are the facts about anaphylaxis and touching a food allergen?  Read about skin contact risk and how it might affect Valentines Day.

Seven Things I Wish I Knew When My Daughters Were First Diagnosed With Food Allergies

Dear Younger Me,

I see you and I know you.  You feel alone and unprepared right now.  Your helpless, precious child has been diagnosed with a severe food allergy.  You’ve already seen the power this disease has when your sweet babe became swollen beyond recognition with hives, redness and itchiness. 

Holiday Traditions That Don't Involve Food For Food Allergy Families

Many Christmas traditions involve food.  You know, building and decorating gingerbread houses, opening chocolate candy from the advent calendar, putting milk and cookies out for Santa.  I’m not saying that’s a bad thing, but the food focus can be REALLY hard when you’ve got a child with food allergies.  So what happens if we don’t want to focus on food-based traditions?  Or maybe we just want something a little less intensive than Elf On A Shelf?  Well, I’ve got you covered!  I’ve scoured the internet for some fun, meaningful food allergy friendly holiday traditions & activity ideas and included a few of our own traditions as well.

Packing for Our Weekend Trip With Food Allergies

Our extended family isn’t going to be able to spend Christmas together so we decided to spend a weekend together AWAY in a hotel.  We’re going to Kananaskis Lodge which is about an hour and a half away from where we live.  It’s been YEARS since we’ve been there and they’ve recently done a reno, so our whole family is really excited.  But before we get too crazy, we need to pack.  And as we all know, packing for a food allergy is a lot more daunting than just throwing in a swimsuit and change of clothes.  So to get me going I thought I’d write everything down and share it with you!