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When Food Allergies Undermine Authority

When Food Allergies Undermine Authority
A while back, I saw a question posed in a food allergy forum about discipline. The person was asking if food allergy parents ever have a...

Balancing Anxiety and Risk

Balancing Anxiety and Risk
How many times have your kids returned from the park with a cold? A lot? How many times have they returned with an allergic reaction?Don’t get...

It Matters Who You Ask

It Matters Who You Ask
Four-year-old: Does that have egg or peanut?Another four-year-old: NoFour-year-old: Okay. (Accepts cracker)This actual conversation transpired nearly 5 years ago, between my son and his best preschool...

Why using Allergens as a weapon in Peter Rabbit isn’t the same as other cartoon violence

Why using Allergens as a weapon in Peter Rabbit isn’t the same as other cartoon violence
The Peter Rabbit movie wasn’t something I wanted to see anyway. I’d seen a few previews and it looked to be full of the sort of...

An Egg Study

An Egg Study
I’m an experimental person by nature. I love to try things side-by-side to see what works best, try things over and over again, fully understand how...

Glow Party

Glow Party
Everybody loves sugary birthday treats, but the fact is that in a school setting, those same treats can exclude–or even be downright dangerous to–kids who have...

How Auvi-Q AffordAbility Works: The Nitty-Gritty

How Auvi-Q AffordAbility Works: The Nitty-Gritty
The Auvi-Q has been available again for a week now, but chances are you haven’t taken advantage of it yet. After all, we only need new...

What to do when your Epinephrine Expires too soon

What to do when your Epinephrine Expires too soon
Has this ever happened to you? You head to the pharmacy to pick up your child’s most recent epinephrine prescription, take it home, and open it...

Resolutions for the Food Allergy Parent

Resolutions for the Food Allergy Parent
Happy New Year, Dear Readers! Our kids had winter break until Jan 9, and we took a much-needed break too. We often haven’t been able to...

Gluten Free Dating Tips

Dating with food allergies is hard. I was in a long term relationship when I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease. My diagnosis thankfully brought out the...

14 Ways Life for Food Allergy Moms is Easier Now

14 Ways Life for Food Allergy Moms is Easier Now
Being a Food Allergy Parent is hard. There is no doubt what-so-ever about that. Between putting a lot more work into “simple” meal planning to worrying...

Keeping Allergens in the House

Keeping Allergens in the House
When someone you love is diagnosed with a food allergy, that diagnosis sets you off along a huge learning curve. (I typo’d that with “learning curse”...

What to Eat After Wisdom Teeth Removal: A Gluten-Free, Nut-Free, Dairy-Free Guide

What to Eat After Wisdom Teeth Removal: A Gluten-Free, Nut-Free, Dairy-Free Guide
A word to the wise: if you need to get your wisdom teeth removed, don't make my mistake and only remove 50% of them the first...

Camel Milk

Camel Milk
In case you haven't heard, many people with dairy allergies, are not allergic to camel milk.  Camel milk is loaded with protein, calcium, and is creamy...

Real Talk: Respecting Food Allergies

Real Talk: Respecting Food Allergies
Food Allergy Awareness Week kicks off today with the theme React with Respect. As I began thinking about this theme, it reminded me that respect ultimately requires understanding. I...

When Faith and Food Allergies Collide

When Faith and Food Allergies Collide
When you have Celiac Disease or a food allergy, navigating life can be stressful. We're always second guessing, asking questions, and the day to day can...

Inside a Food Allergy Study

Inside a Food Allergy Study
21 lousy milligrams.That's all the egg protein it took to induce an allergic reaction in my eldest son. It wasn't anaphylactic at that level and was...

Magical Birthday Celebrations

Magical Birthday Celebrations
What's the best way to celebrate a birthday? In my unbiased, Disney fan opinion, why at Disney of course! For the second year in a row,  my sweet...

This Valentine's Day, Choose Yourself Even with Allergies

This Valentine's Day, Choose Yourself Even with Allergies

Surrounding photo's from the Gloment Are we astonished about the consistency of my posts? Well, I am! Hold on when I give myself a pat on the back....

Save the Date! FABlogCon 2016

Save the Date! FABlogCon 2016
Guess what?   We're thrilled to help announce that   FABlogCon (The Food Allergy Blogger's Conference)   will be   back in Denver this year!  ...

TOP 10 Annoying Things this Celiac will Hear at the Holiday Dinner Table

TOP 10 Annoying Things this Celiac will Hear at the Holiday Dinner Table
The holidays are difficult enough being gluten free, but dealing with family on top of it can be downright overwhelming. Here are a few things I...

Steak at Stake: A Food Allergy Story

Steak at Stake: A Food Allergy Story
Come see what happens to Cole on the hungriest day of his life!Cole loves eating at restaurants, especially when steak is on the menu.  The problem...

Love and Food Allergies

Love and Food Allergies
This post is an excerpt of an interview with my husband, Dean Carroll.  Dean wanted to share his experiences of living with and loving someone with...

7 Things this Food Allergy Mom is Thankful For

7 Things this Food Allergy Mom is Thankful For
    The school year ended last week.  I have to admit, I was overwhelmed with the junk the kids brought home from school. Then I...

How do you support loved ones with food allergies?

How do you support loved ones with food allergies?
If we all think hard, we can come up with truly unique ways in which we offer support to our loved ones who suffer from food...

What I Learned this Weekend as Parent of Children with Food Allergies

What I Learned this Weekend as Parent of Children with Food Allergies
     As a mom of children with food allergies, it is always easier to just say No to certain things in order to keep my...

A Guide to Healing

A lot of people come to my site looking for recipes that are gluten-free or healthy, meal plans on Mondays or some delicious looking dessert. However,...

10 Curse Words not to Say to an Allergic Foodie

10 Curse Words not to Say to an Allergic Foodie
I was made aware by Christy Cushing that May 10-16, 2015 is Allergy Awareness Week, and how else would I want to celebrate it, but with some sarcasm of course. As you...

Be Heard - Explaining Gluten Free

Be Heard - Explaining Gluten Free
Originally, this discussion topic stemmed from Gluten-Free Living magazine and their efforts to raise awareness about living gluten-free. I thought it was equally appropriate to share...

8 Ideas to Prevent Kitchen Burnout

In most households, the cooking duties generally defaults to one person. In our household, that task falls squarely on my shoulders. It has been this way...

The Gift of Oral Immunotherapy in the Words of Thankful Patients and Parents

The Gift of Oral Immunotherapy in the Words of Thankful Patients and Parents
More than 80% of the Dallas Food Allergy Center patients who have been treated with Oral Immunotherapy (OIT) can now safely consume foods that once threatened...

Foods to Avoid for those of us with FODMAP issues.

Foods to Avoid. I’ve been gluten free the longest, for years now. Then I found out I was allergic to milk proteins and lactose intolerant so...

An Allergic Foodie Reviews FEEDING EDEN

An Allergic Foodie Reviews FEEDING EDEN
I downloaded Feeding Eden:The Trials and Triumphs of a Food Allergy Family (Sterling, 2012) by Susan Weissman after meeting her at a food allergy bloggers conference. While my...

Faces of Food Allergy: Jake the Taekwondo Champ

Faces of Food Allergy: Jake the Taekwondo Champ
     I don't have food allergies or even any food restrictions.  However, I'm a care provider for not one or two but five individuals with...

For A Celiac, Free Food Is Only Free If Gluten-Free

For A Celiac, Free Food Is Only Free If Gluten-Free
For some, adventure with Celiac Disease means trying to find fair, free (gluten-free), and fun food on the road or out of our kitchens.  But for...

Gluten-Free FAD FAD FAD… Will it Ever STOP!

Gluten-Free FAD FAD FAD… Will it Ever STOP!
I am writing this today because it has been awhile since I ranted or have been 'glutened'. Now I have been glutened twice in the past...

Food Allergy Education Using Role Playing

Food Allergy Education Using Role Playing
With a little guidance and imagination, you can help your child to understand his or her food allergies. When your child feels left out of a...

The Allergic Foodie Rap

The Allergic Foodie Rap
See those  girls at the bar banning bread to look fit?They've got no clue how rye and wheat make a celiac sick.They sip their Skinny Girl...

Top 20 Reasons We're Grateful for Food Allergies

FamDown Grateful? For this annoying, often terrifying condition that disrupts our family and threatens our kid's life every day? Well, yeah. Food allergies are decidedly not all...

Creating a Safe Kitchen

  How do you create a safe, gluten-free kitchen? Can I share a kitchen with someone who isn’t gluten-free? Can I have a safe kitchen with...

Battling My Leaky Gut

Battling My Leaky Gut
Lately I've been feeling like my leaky gut is an alien that's taken over my body, like in one of those sci-fi movies my boys watched...

Traveling with Food Allergies can be Easier than you Think!

Traveling with Food Allergies can be Easier than you Think!
Traveling in itself is often challenging enough, but for families with food-allergic children, taking the correct steps and making the right plans can make traveling with...

What would you do if there were a cure for Celiac Disease?

celiac disease cure      Not too long ago, my husband asked me a question that completely caught me off guard. “Honey,” he said, “what would you do...

Celiac Tales : The Smelly Truth

celiac disease stomach issues    I’ve been wanting to write this piece for a while now, I just couldn’t figure out how to do it “properly”. So after much...

Can Children with Food Allergies Go to Summer Camp? Yes!

Can Children with Food Allergies Go to Summer Camp? Yes!
Childhood memories of those adventurous days at summer camp are still some of the best times many of us have about growing up. However, some kids...

WW: Living With Food Allergies - Relationships

Caaaaaakes. Photo by J. AndrewsCaaaaaakes. Photo by J. Andrews Welcome back to our Whatever Wednesday: Living with Food Allergies series. I bet you thought we forgot about it, but the...

Hidden Treasure Grain - Amaranth

When venturing into the unfamiliar world of gluten-free & corn-free for Ivan's specific menu needs, we stumbled into Amaranth along the way.  The most popular...

WW: Living with Food Allergies -- Identity

Photo from the DC Comics websiteYes, this is how I see myself sometimes. Photo from dccomics.com "You are what you eat." Right. So what are you when you can't eat half...

WW: Living with Food Allergies -- Diagnosis

Try to put together the pieces is hard when you're not sure what goes with what.Try to put together the pieces is hard when you're not sure what goes with what. How were your food allergies diagnosed? Denise and I have both posted our...

WW: Living with Food Allergies -- Socializing

Food allergies shouldn't make you feel like you're as strange as this plant looks. Food allergies shouldn't make you feel like you're as strange as this plant looks. We've touched on this topic in a peripheral way in our posts...

WW: Living with Food Allergies -- Food-free Entertainment

Denise at The Butterfly Place in Westford, MassachusettsDenise at The Butterfly Place in Westford, Massachusetts More Life With Food Allergies! You've been holding your breath in anticipation, haven't you? This week, we're planning...