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7 Tips to Help You Let Go of Food Allergy Fears & Anxiety

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 […]

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7 Party Tips for Allergy Safe Celebrations

Visions of balloons, big smiles and a brief respite bless the minds of many parents when a birthday party invitation arrives. But if your child has food allergies, that invitation may look more like a warning notice that the countdown of calling, planning, cooking and baking has officially begun. For years, I dreaded those invitations, convinced that I had to make everything perfect […]

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Advice on Attending Summer Camps with Food Allergies

Follow these tips to suss out safe adventures for your allergic child. From daytime activities to sleepaway journeys, summer camp can create lifelong memories and give parents a brief respite. Of course, adequate planning is essential when food allergies are on the table, but sometimes simple observation and a mother’s intuition play an even bigger part in assessing the safety of a situation. […]

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Finding the Positive Side of Food Allergies

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 […]

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College with Food Allergies: Lessons From a Seasoned Mom

Starting College: Wisdom From An Allergy Mom. Writer Nicole Smith on the learning curve in finding a safe college experience.

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Winter 2015 – U.S. Edition

To subscribe to the American edition of Allergic Living, click here. To subscribe to the Canadian edition of Allergic Living, click here. New Year, New Allergy Attitude: Start 2015 off right by learning how to talk the most effective allergy talk.  Holiday Gift Guide: Sensational shopping ideas for the allergic and gluten-free ones on your list this year. Renovating Your GF […]

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Exclude the Treats, Not the Allergic Child at School

Birthday cupcakes, pizza parties, candy rewards and holiday celebrations. Not a week goes by without some kind of edible treat in the classroom. For some, the solution is the “safe snack box”, a stash of safe snacks that parents of an allergic child will provide for times when unsafe food is served in the classroom. I’ve never been a fan. At my house, if we have […]

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