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Beat the Heat with Philly Swirl

Beat the Heat with Philly Swirl
It's the peak of summer here in New Jersey. With the high temperatures, cold treats including pops and italian ices are a must. For children who...

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...

Have You Tried Rebecca's Gluten Free Cookie Mixes Giveaway

Have You Tried Rebecca's Gluten Free Cookie Mixes Giveaway
I can't believe school is almost over. Since my family and I would like to spend more time outdoors, I will need some kitchen helpers to...

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...

Organic Veri Soda Review & Giveaway

Organic Veri Soda Review & Giveaway
Everyday, I'm always looking for products that are not only food allergy friendly but healthier as well.  That's why I'm so happy to share with you...

Cream Cheese, Butter and Cream is not Dairy

Cream Cheese, Butter and Cream is not Dairy
    Who says you can't learn from your kids?     For those of us who are managing dairy allergies, I found some information  that is...

My Top 8 Food Allergy Friendly Treats to Give Out this Halloween

My Top 8 Food Allergy Friendly Treats to Give Out this Halloween
        It's that time of the year again. I can't believe how the kids and I have successfully managed to celebrate and enjoy...

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...

Javazen Coffee Blend Review & Giveaway

Javazen Coffee Blend Review & Giveaway
      Flavored coffee is one of my guilty pleasures. When my kids were first diagnosed with food allergies, the biggest challenge for me was...

10 Things To Do Before Travelling To A Different Country

10 Things To Do Before Travelling To A Different Country
Travelling can be a stressful activity especially to us with food allergies.  I have known many people and families who opt not to go to places...

Wordless Wednesday: Food Allergies in Schools

Wordless Wednesday: Food Allergies in Schools
        A picture is worth a thousand words....          Please head on to http://thefrugalistamom.blogspot.com/2014/04/wordless-wednesday-food-allergies-in.html   and let me know your thoughts...

Blog Anniversary Giveaway - SoapBox Soap Gift Bag

Blog Anniversary Giveaway  - SoapBox Soap Gift Bag
       Our family just reached a big milestone.  We were able to have a food allergy lifestyle to more than a year now. As...

Bake Sale for the Philippines

Bake Sale for the Philippines
       Food allergies and bake sales don't usually go together.  When typhoon Haiyan / Yolanda struck the islands of the Philippines last  November 8,...

Trick or Treating for Kids with Food Allergy

    It's the 1st of October!  Time to bring out the mums, pumpkins, apples and scarecrows. Days are getting shorter too right? Before you realize it, Halloween is here.  The favorite holiday of kids and a food allergy mom's worst nightmare.  

       As a mom with 4 children with multiple food allergies, I know first hand how challenging Halloween can be.   Since their food allergies were diagnosed a little later in their lives, celebrating this event was a little harder.  

        Last year was our first year of Trick or treating with food allergies. Guess what? We had a really great time.  Check out what we did...

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Almost Perfect: Domino's Gluten Free Pizza

Almost Perfect: Domino's Gluten Free Pizza

       It is quite refreshing that some major companies are now starting to make products for the growing food allergy / food restrictions market.  As a mom of 4 kids who were diagnosed later in their life, meaning they used to eat certain food they were allergic too, the transition is a bit more challenging. Though I can make excellent "safe food", there's something about having a take out or delivery that helps them feel a bit more normal.       

 

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