WHAT TO DO WITH EXPIRED EPIPENS

what to do with expired epipens

WHAT TO DO WITH EXPIRED EPIPENS If you’re anything like me, you have a huge stash of expired EpiPens. I’ve got about 30 right now. With 2 kids that have food allergies, the pile grows pretty fast. Yet I can’t bring myself to dispose of them. On the one hand, I’m thankful we didn’t have […]

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12 NUT FREE CHOCOLATE BRANDS

Nut free chocolate brands

Being allergic to nuts makes it difficult to find safe chocolate. Allergic or not, we all get a little craving for chocolate at some point, don’t we? And how else can you make chocolate chip cookies, trail mix, or s’mores?! Here are 12 allergen friendly, safe, nut free chocolate brands that will make your life […]

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11 NUT FREE GRANOLA BAR BRANDS

Nut free granola bars brands

Being allergic to nuts makes it difficult to find safe granola bars. The convenience of snack bars is just unbeatable so we always have a stash of bars in the car, just in case! Here are 11 nut free granola bar brands that will make your life a whole lot easier! Disclosure: Posts may contain […]

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FOOD ALLERGY OIT

food allergy oit oral immunotherapy

What is Oral Immunotherapy (OIT)? Food Allergy OIT or Oral immunotherapy is a method of inducing your immune system to tolerate a food that it is currently over-reacting to. In OIT, allergenic foods are introduced into the system in gradually increasing amounts. The goal is to be able to eventually consume the food regularly without […]

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HOW TO SUPPORT A FOOD ALLERGY MOM

open letter to food allergy bffs friends

Raising a family with multiple food allergies can be tough. Sometimes it feels like us against the world. However, with empathetic friends who support this food allergy mom, life is made a little bit easier. Our friends make such a difference in the lives of our food allergic children. With their small acts of kindness […]

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10 FUN ALLERGY FRIENDLY VALENTINE TREATS

allergy friendly valentine recipes

LOVE -ahem- VALENTINE TREATS – ARE IN THE AIR Valentine’s Day is coming upon us quickly! Children are crafting and writing up their Valentine’s Day cards for friends and classroom parents are eagerly planning knock-your-socks-off parties for the special day. There’s excitement and love in the air! Remember the Food Allergies! Disclosure: Posts may contain […]

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FOOD ALLERGY TESTING: HOW TO FIND OUT WHAT YOU ARE ALLERGIC TO

Food allergy test

SOMETHING HAS BROUGHT YOU HERE Whether it’s spontaneous hives, redness, swelling, vomiting, diarrhea, GI pain, coughing, wheezing, runny nose, itchy eyes, throat swelling, or some other symptom, it’s definitely cause for concern. Everything was fine a minute ago. Your child (or you) ate a meal or snack and suddenly your world has turned upside down. […]

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NEWLY DIAGNOSED: LIVING WITH FOOD ALLERGIES

Living with food allergies when you're newly diagnosed.

IN THE BEGINNING Having kids with food allergies is no easy task. Whether it’s a nut allergy, dairy allergy, or anything else, living with food allergies is just different. I remember when our son was just 2 years old (11 years ago) and I had just given him almond milk for the first time. It […]

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