Right or Wrong, I Lied to Save My Peanut Allergic Son From Disappointment on Halloween

Imagine this scene: Little kid sweet voice, expectant, happy: Trick or treat! Evil mother of kid: Sorry you can’t have that buddy, or that, or… well, maybe at the next house! This is the life of a child with life threatening food allergies at Halloween. Once, our parents worried about razor blades in apples, and … More Right or Wrong, I Lied to Save My Peanut Allergic Son From Disappointment on Halloween

How To Make Sure Your Child’s Consequences Don’t Punish Him For Having Food Allergies

I should’ve known that putting the problem out there to a group of crazy moms – crazy like me, that is – might not produce the sweet encouragement I sought. Food allergy supermom that I am, I make cupcakes and freeze them, so that before a party I can grab one from the basement deep … More How To Make Sure Your Child’s Consequences Don’t Punish Him For Having Food Allergies

Halloween’s Teal Pumpkins for Kids with Food Allergies

I’ve been there. Looking around town, around the internet, wondering, what is the deal with those teal pumpkins? Why is this such a big deal, even with kiddos with allergies? Can’t they just have the safe candies? I may or may not have even gone to the point of wondering if maybe some were going a tad bit overboard. … More Halloween’s Teal Pumpkins for Kids with Food Allergies

What to Do When Food is Your Enemy – Eosinophilic Esophagitis

Our older son was diagnosed with Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE) in October 2015. With no warning, we had to cut soy, wheat, milk, eggs, nuts and tree nuts, fish and shell fish. After six months or so of being seen by a GI (years after I tried to get a referral) a scope was finally done … More What to Do When Food is Your Enemy – Eosinophilic Esophagitis