Review & {Giveaway} Safe & Happy Family

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I absolutely love meeting new food allergy families, whether it be online or in person.  Several weeks ago I took over the My Life With Food Allergies Instagram account (if you have IG, you should definitely follow them and me, of course!) and through that met Holly from Safe & Happy Family.  Holly is a fellow food allergy mom with two adorable children.  Her youngest was diagnosed with a life-threatening food allergy to dairy when he was five months old. {Read More}

Food Allergies In The News: 1/25/2015

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Welcome back to our “Food Allergies in the News” weekly roundup. Each Sunday, I’m going to gather up what I believe are the most interesting food allergy articles from the week prior and bring them to you in one post.  It’s just like getting your Sunday paper!  This way you can be up-to-date on all of the food allergy happenings, too! So here is the roundup for January 25th, 2015: On AllergicLiving.com, “Peanut-Contaminated Cumin Leads To Massive Allergy Recall.”  This {Read More}

Your Child’s Been Diagnosed With A Life-Threatening Food Allergy – Now What?

Now What

It was four years ago, but I remember our first appointment with the pediatric allergist like it was yesterday. My oldest, being tested following a fairly mild reaction to scrambled eggs, was 16 months old and my youngest, asleep in the stroller next to me, was just eight weeks young. I remember feeling incredibly overwhelmed as I sat there with my question-filled index cards. I felt as if I was living someone else’s life. Other people’s children had food allergies. {Read More}

Food Allergies In The News: 1/18/2015

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Welcome back to our “Food Allergies in the News” weekly roundup. Each Sunday, I’m going to gather up what I believe are the most interesting food allergy articles from the week prior and bring them to you in one post.  It’s just like getting your Sunday paper!  This way you can be up-to-date on all of the food allergy happenings, too! So here is the roundup for January 18th, 2015: On EurekAlert.com, “May Contain Nuts. But How Much Is Too Much?”  This {Read More}

{Giveaway} Juicing Into The New Year

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I have partnered up with some fabulous bloggers (see blogger list in Rafflecopter below) to bring you this awesome giveaway.  Juicing is a wonderful way to get those extra vitamins, minerals and whole foods into your diet in a quick and easy way.  My little men may not eat the kale or spinach, but they’ll drink the fun yummy green juice!  So scroll on down and enter for a chance to win this fabulous Breville Masticating Juicer. Are you wondering {Read More}

Food Allergies In The News: 1/11/2015

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Welcome back to our “Food Allergies in the News” weekly roundup. Each Sunday, I’m going to gather up what I believe are the most interesting food allergy articles from the week prior and bring them to you in one post.  It’s just like getting your Sunday paper!  This way you can be up-to-date on all of the food allergy happenings, too! So here is the roundup for January 11th, 2015: On YouthHealthMag.com, “Fan Of Hummus?  Check If It’s Being Recalled.” {Read More}

2015: Unplugging To Plug In

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I spent the past two weeks completely unplugged from social media and the blog.  It was the first time since I started the blog, 3 years ago, that I purposefully stepped away.  We have been going, going, going for so long that I desperately wanted to take a vacation from my daily routine and give my family my undivided attention.  Honestly, I didn’t know if I could do it. Typically I like to be busy, just ask my mom, husband, or {Read More}

Food Allergies In The News: 1/4/2015

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 HAPPY NEW YEAR!! I spent the past two weeks totally unplugged from social media and the blog.  At first it was incredibly challenging, but the farther into my “electroni-cation” the easier it became.  I was able to spend uninterrupted time with my little men, Hubster, and extended family.  It was glorious.  But despite the time away, it feels good to be back.  I have lots of exciting things planned for 2015, so let’s get this year kicked off right with {Read More}

Allergy-Friendly Royal Icing

Allergy-Friendly Royal Icing

I love to make cut-out cookies for special occasions.  If it wasn’t so time consuming I’d make them more often.  Halloween, Valentine’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas wouldn’t be the same without them.  I grew up spending many holidays with my dad’s family.  His mom, Grandma Lou, is a goddess in the kitchen.  Come to think of it, I can’t recall a single childhood memory that didn’t involve her being in the kitchen or sitting around with my cousins eating her {Read More}

Food Allergies In The News: 12/21/2014

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Welcome back to our “Food Allergies in the News” weekly roundup. Each Sunday, I’m going to gather up what I believe are the most interesting food allergy articles from the week prior and bring them to you in one post.  It’s just like getting your Sunday paper!  This way you can be up-to-date on all of the food allergy happenings, too! So here is the roundup for December 21st, 2014: On DailyMail.co.uk, “Food Allergy Epidemic That Experts Fear May Be Caused {Read More}

Allergy-Friendly Molasses Cookies

Allergy-Friendly Molasses Cookies

Every summer, for as long as I can remember, my family would travel north to Pentwater, Michigan.  My grandparents would rent a house right on the beach of Lake Michigan and my aunts, uncles and cousins would all be there.  We always had a fun week playing in the sand, sharing meals together, watching movies, and taking trips into town for ice cream at the famous, House of Flavors. My grandparents are still making this trip and it’s been a {Read More}

We WOOB. Do you WOOB?

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Do your food allergic kiddos self-carry their epinephrine?  At this time, mine don’t.  However, there have been a couple instances recently where I wish they did.  Over the past couple months, I started exploring options for my little men to self carry and I haven’t been overly impressed.  But then something amazing happened. Michelle Lenz, the creator and maker of the WOOB, contacted me about trying her products.  After checking out her website, I was excited to receive a WOOB for {Read More}

Food Allergies In The News: 12/14/2014

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Welcome back to our “Food Allergies in the News” weekly roundup. Each Sunday, I’m going to gather up what I believe are the most interesting food allergy articles from the week prior and bring them to you in one post.  It’s just like getting your Sunday paper!  This way you can be up-to-date on all of the food allergy happenings, too! So here is the roundup for December 14th, 2014: On IBTimes.co.in, “Egg Allergy: Bangalore Boy Declared Brain Dead After {Read More}

Finally! A Video On Food Allergies For Elementary Kids

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Educating my little men about their food allergies is not only one of my highest priorities, but at times my greatest challenge.  I can’t be in all places at all times, especially now that my oldest is in school full-time.  So outside of educating his teachers and having an Emergency Allergy Action Plan in place, I know that when I’m not around he is his own best advocate.  But how do we educate our young children without scaring them?  In {Read More}

Food Allergies In The News: 12/7/2014

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Welcome back to our “Food Allergies in the News” weekly roundup. Each Sunday, I’m going to gather up what I believe are the most interesting food allergy articles from the week prior and bring them to you in one post.  It’s just like getting your Sunday paper!  This way you can be up-to-date on all of the food allergy happenings, too! So here is the roundup for December 7th, 2014: On AllergicLiving.com, “School Trustee Resigns After ‘Joke’ About Shooting Allergic Students.” {Read More}

Review & {Giveaway} EZ Tofu Press

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One of the challenges to being a food allergy mom is obviously all of the food restrictions (dairy, egg, peanuts, tree nuts, gluten, fish, shellfish) that must be observed while I’m cooking.  It becomes difficult to come up with new “safe” meals for my family as I tend to get stuck in a rut.  Every couple weeks I have a list of new recipes that I’ve reworked that I get excited to try.  Some are successful and others…not so much. {Read More}