Safety Over Snacks: Why I created the online petition to WestJet

As this petition to WestJet nears 1,000 signatures, I've been thinking a lot about why I felt the need to create it. See, my son has a number of food allergies, and almonds isn't one of them. But I don't think that matters. If you're part of the food allergy community, your battle is my battle. … Continue reading Safety Over Snacks: Why I created the online petition to WestJet

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When It Comes to Food Allergies, It’s All About Perspective

A few months ago, my little boy went for his very first oral challenge at Sick Kids Hospital. If all went well, we would be crossing soy off of the long list of allergies he had accumulated in his short life. (Woo hoo!) Yet in the weeks leading up to his appointment, I was a … Continue reading When It Comes to Food Allergies, It’s All About Perspective

Going to the Dentist When Your Child Has Food Allergies

April is Oral Health Month. So we asked dentist and allergy mom Jyoti Parmar how to make sure a dentist appointment for a child with food allergies is safe and low-stress. She kindly agreed to share the inside scoop (and some great tips!) with us. As every parent of children with food allergies knows, careful preparation is … Continue reading Going to the Dentist When Your Child Has Food Allergies

From the Mouth of an Allergy Mom: “The Day My World Turned Upside Down”

Editor's Note: When a fellow allergy mom shared this beautifully written post in a private online support group, I couldn't help but tear up as I read her words. Because they could have been my words. Or your words. Suddenly, I felt like I had to share her message with the world. A huge thanks to … Continue reading From the Mouth of an Allergy Mom: “The Day My World Turned Upside Down”

Nutrition Month & Food Allergies: When your superfood is our kryptonite

Nutrition Month & Food Allergies: When Their Superfood is Our Kryptonite

It's been over a year since my son's diagnosis. But it's still rather surreal to me that many of the foods society is encouraged to eat for their fabulous health benefits could, in fact, kill my child. And seeing that March is Nutrition Month, it's been pretty much impossible to escape all of those "helpful" … Continue reading Nutrition Month & Food Allergies: When Their Superfood is Our Kryptonite

These Allergy-Friendly Easter Goodies Are So Good You’ll Want to Hop Out & Get Some

This allergy-friendly product review was written by guest blogger, Danielle Barry. Danielle is a student at the University of Toronto, finishing the last term of her Masters of Information. She has been allergic to peanuts her entire life, and has recently developed a soy allergy. In her spare time, Danielle enjoys travelling, photography, and finding … Continue reading These Allergy-Friendly Easter Goodies Are So Good You’ll Want to Hop Out & Get Some

Review of an Allergy-Friendly Bakery: Strawberry Blonde

This allergy-friendly restaurant was reviewed by guest blogger, Stephanie Lore. Stephanie lives in Ottawa and is the mother of two boys, one who has severe food allergies. A part-time physiotherapist by trade and a food allergy advocate by fate, Stephanie is the leader of the Ottawa Anaphylaxis Support Group. All opinions are her own. When my son was diagnosed … Continue reading Review of an Allergy-Friendly Bakery: Strawberry Blonde

An Open Letter to Narcity About Your Article On Where to Eat When You’re “Allergic to Everything”

UPDATE: It appears that this article has been unpublished since I posted my open letter to Narcity. This is a big win for the food allergy community! Thanks to everyone who commented, shared and helped spread the word.  As the mom of a toddler with multiple food allergies, there are days when it feels like … Continue reading An Open Letter to Narcity About Your Article On Where to Eat When You’re “Allergic to Everything”