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The diagnosis of a family member with food allergies doesn’t happen in a vacuum. If relationships are strong and communication is open, the adjustment period is minimal. But when relationships are already strained, it can take longer for the dust to settle. Working through these issues is worth it, though. And for children with food […]
It’s time to warm up to the idea of experiencing life with food allergies. My friend Melanie* was traumatized by her son Nick’s reaction to a peanut butter cookie at 18 months. Although the allergist never recommended it, they completely avoided activities like birthday parties, football games and visiting relatives. Melanie even hired a sitter when she went to the grocery store […]
The Food Allergy Bloggers Conference is in Denver from Nov. 13 to 15, a chance to build relationships, face to face.
They say when the student is ready, the teacher will appear. Little did I know that my continuing education would happen at a local coffee shop with my new friend, Lisa*. We met at a seminar for parents of children with disabilities and instantly clicked. But this was the first opportunity I’d had to hear her family’s full story. As we […]
It was the most memorable meal of my life. My son Daniel’s eyes lit up as the Disneyland chef presented him with a plate piled high with allergen-free Mickey Mouse waffles. Like icing on a very special cake, the stack was dolloped with dairy-free whipped cream and served with a tall glass of rice milk. Daniel was in heaven, a 3-year-old out enjoying […]