On Peanut Allergy and LEAP – Why The Conflicting Emotions Among Allergy Parents?


Family

I have been anticipating the LEAP study findings since hearing it was in progress almost 3 years ago. Our son was diagnosed with a peanut and cashew allergy in 2012. In the initial shock of the diagnosis, I started looking for any answers I could find. WHY did he have this allergy, and what could we have […]

February 28, 2015

Fear Rises…


Faith, Family

Fear, worry and anxiety can surprise us. As parents, how we handle fear matters. 6 practical steps we can take when fear rises.

January 6, 2015

I am THAT Allergy Mama: Something Good HAS To Come From All Of This {6 Beneficial Life-Skills Our Kids CAN Develop As A Result Of Having A Food Allergy}


Family

Something good HAS to come from all of this. 6 life-skills kids CAN develop as a result of having a food allergy. I admit, calling out ‘benefits’ of a food allergy may be putting on rose-colored glasses. But this mama needs to see good comes from such strenuous effort and challenging experiences. I need to know there are things […]

November 17, 2014

I am THAT Allergy Mama: Thank You For Answering My Food Allergy ’20 Questions’ Before We Get Together


Family

How I miss the days when all I had to do was ask what I could bring to a get-together and not have to know what was being served… Or when someone could bring anything they like best to our house. Any dessert. Any bread. Any salad topping. Sigh. Now I’m constantly MEDDLING. I’m calling ahead, asking […]

October 15, 2014

DO These 10 Things When Your Child is Diagnosed With A Food Allergy


Family

We discovered our son’s peanut and cashew allergies at 15 months through allergy testing. He was tested for allergies because after we switched him to dairy at a year, he became ill, and lost weight. We switched to rice milk and were sent to a nutritionist. Along with increasing intake of beans, lentils and meats, […]

July 17, 2014