My daughter was diagnosed with life-threatening food allergies to milk, eggs, peanuts and soy when she turned one year old. She’s outgrown the soy, but we recently added tree nuts (almonds, walnuts, etc), melons and shellfish to her list of allergies. Caring for a child with food allergies can be scary, but I’ve learned that with education, support and partnership, it is entirely manageable.
I’ve written a lot about our food allergy journey here and am so happy that my experience has helped other families facing the same challenges. If you are new to food allergies, or simply curious about our experiences, feel free to read through my posts on the topic. As always, if you need additional information or support, please contact me. You can also find me on Facebook and Twitter.
- How to get free Epi Pens in 2014
- Traveling with food allergies (new)
- Video: Five minute presentation on food allergies
- All about food allergies, part 1 start here!
- All about food allergies, part 2
- All about food allergies, part 3
- Epinephrine carrying belts for kids (new)
- 6 tips for talking with babysitters and caregivers about food allergies
- 5 reasons children with food allergies should wear medical ID jewelery
- Emergency kit for food allergies
- Safety stickers and car seat kits for food allergies
- Allergic reaction to a kiss
- New chapter :: starting school with food allergies
- Make your home a safe haven – Guest post by Linda Coss, Food Allergy Author
- Food allergy awareness week
- Watching for food allergies
- Nick News video: I’m allergic to my world
- Halloween with food allergies
- Halloween :: three tips to make your house a food-allergy friendly stop
- How to help kids with food allergies on Halloween (new)
- Valentine’s Day safety for food allergies
- how can a child learn responsibility for food allergy management?
- Our first Epi-Pen, Ambulance Ride and Hospital Visit
- how I freeze and store cupcakes
Food (recipes and food reviews/recommendations):
- nut-free rocky road candy (new)
- new allergy-friendly pizzas from daiya foods
- non-dairy smoothies :: three steps to yum!
- new product :: Cybele’s Free to Eat Cookies
- Chocolate-covered oreos (non-dairy)
- Birthday cakes with food allergies
- Our favorite dairy free foods (including cheese, milk and ice cream substitutes)
- Dairy and soy-free margarine
- Dairy-free macaroni and cheese
- Lasagna for food allergies (can be dairy, egg, soy and wheat free!)
- Three non-dairy yogurts for food allergies
- Eating my words about McDonald’s
- How I accidentally injected myself with an EpiPen
- reflection :: what it’s like to be a food allergy mom
- the food we feed our families :: do something, do anything (new)
- Year one with food allergies
- …and then there were donuts
- reflection :: not defined by food allergies
- when I taught Dr. Oz how to use an EpiPen (yes really)
If you are new to food allergies, I also recommend you check out Guide to Parenting a Child with Food Allergies by a great organization Kids with Food Allergies. This free e-book is filled with great info for parenting a child with food allergies.