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Allergies are No Laughing Matter

Yesterday I read something on the internet that made me livid. Most people who don’t have kids with allergies would not think much about it, perhaps my old self, a food writer who “ate everything” 6 years ago, before my oldest was born, would have not thought much of it but this “stupid” sentence  haunted me through the night.  Quaker published in a recent article: … Continue reading Allergies are No Laughing Matter

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I Have An Onion Allergy, I am not Kidding You

I am the annoying person who asks a million questions about the food at restaurant. Could you wear gloves? Can you clean your knife? Does that have onion in it? My husband knows that he can’t kiss me if he ate raw onions or I might throw up on him. Allergies are not a joke (I have a son with a nut allergy, I know … Continue reading I Have An Onion Allergy, I am not Kidding You

Teaching your Child’s Class about Nut Allergies

I remember the moment that I realized that my son would never have nuts again. It hurt so much that it made my toes curl. I felt like someone sucker-punched me in the stomach and I cried so much that my sockets looked like enormous peanuts. My first reaction was denial. Maybe there was a mistake. Maybe he moved too much during the allergy test. … Continue reading Teaching your Child’s Class about Nut Allergies