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’ve added tree nuts (almonds, walnuts, etc), melons and shellfish to her list of allergies. Caring for a child with food allergies can be challenging, 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.
- dear food allergy parent
- reflection :: on judging and food allergies
- reflection :: what it’s like to be a food allergy mom
- the food we feed our families :: do something, do anything
- 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)
- All about food allergies, part 1 start here!
- All about food allergies, part 2
- All about food allergies, part 3
- Watching for food allergies
- Baked milk food challenge – Passed! (NEW)
- Video: My 5 minute presentation on food allergies
- how can a child learn responsibility for food allergy management?
- 6 tips for talking with babysitters and caregivers about food allergies
- 5 reasons children with food allergies should wear medical ID jewelery
- Yes, you can have an allergic reaction to a kiss
- Make your home a safe haven – Guest post by Linda Coss, Food Allergy Author
- Food allergy awareness week
- Nick News video: I’m allergic to my world
- how I freeze and store cupcakes
- Safety stickers and car seat kits for food allergies
- Food Allergy Updates from the Mylan Blogger Summit
About Emergency Medications and Storage:
- How to use an EpiPen – Updated Instructions! (NEW)
- Veta smart case for EpiPens
- Video: See how the Veta Smart Case for EpiPens works (NEW)
- How to get a $0 co-pay for Epi Pens
- See how EpiPen and Auvi-Q needles work (videos)
- Do we really need to carry EpiPens? Why not just call 911?
- Epinephrine carrying belts for kids
- Emergency kit for food allergies
- Our first EpiPen, Ambulance Ride and Hospital Visit
- How I accidentally injected myself with an EpiPen
- Birthday cakes with food allergies
- Halloween – What is the Teal Pumpkin Project? And everything you wanted to know about kids with food allergies on Halloween but were afraid to ask.
- 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
- Safe Valentine’s Day candy for people with food allergies
- Valentine’s Day safety for food allergies
- Easter fun and treats for everyone!
Food (recipes and food reviews/recommendations):
- Are Girl Scouts Cookies Safe for Food Allergies? (new)
- creamy and easy dairy-free macaroni and cheese
- CoCo Whip Dairy-free Whip Topping from So Delicious
- pickle roll ups
- nut-free rocky road candy
- 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
- 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