6 Allergy Accomplishments in 2019 + 1 BIG Resolution for 2020

Happy New Year! As I was saying farewell to 2019 (belatedly), I started thinking about last year’s allergy-related accomplishments. And I realized I had a lot more 'wins' than I realized. So why write about them? As an allergy parent, I think it's important for us to stop and think about our successes despite -- … Continue reading 6 Allergy Accomplishments in 2019 + 1 BIG Resolution for 2020

Meet the #allergyelf on the shelf

Dear Allergy Community, We wanted to take a moment to introduce you to the mischievous little guy pictured above. This elf on the shelf is like no other. His name is Petey, and he is one of the most empathetic elves you'll ever meet. Petey doesn't have allergies himself, but he truly feels for allergy … Continue reading Meet the #allergyelf on the shelf

Profile of an Allergy Parent: Zahra Bhanji (Top 10 Challenge Committee)

Zahra Bhanji was a food allergy aunt before she was a food allergy mom. As a food allergy aunt, she always went the extra mile to ensure her nephew was safe and that her sister and brother-in-law trusted her with their child. Now, as a food allergy mom, she has a 'zero tolerance' protocol in … Continue reading Profile of an Allergy Parent: Zahra Bhanji (Top 10 Challenge Committee)

Profile of an Allergy Parent: Paul Crowley (Top 10 Challenge Committee)

Paul Crowley is the father of two boys: a 10-year-old with food allergies and an 8-year-old with none. While he does his best to maintain a relatively normal life for his family, they inevitably had to make changes after the diagnosis -- things like asking a lot of questions before outings, birthday parties and sleepovers. Still, … Continue reading Profile of an Allergy Parent: Paul Crowley (Top 10 Challenge Committee)

Travelling with Food Allergies: 14 Lessons Learned During Our Portugal Trip

Travelling with kids is easy, said no parent ever. Add allergies to the mix, and well, you might just need a vacation from your vacation. As much as the hubby and I had a blast during our recent trip to Portugal, it certainly wasn't the relaxing, stress-free trip we used to enjoy pre-kiddo. If you're … Continue reading Travelling with Food Allergies: 14 Lessons Learned During Our Portugal Trip

Top 10 Allergy-Friendly Activities for Allergy Moms & Kids

This article was originally published in Media Planet's Fighting Allergies campaign. Find it here. *Please note that events listed are not necessarily allergy free, but allergy aware and/or accommodating. Life as an allergy mom can be pretty lonely. After our precious child is diagnosed with a life-threatening allergy to an everyday food, it can take a while … Continue reading Top 10 Allergy-Friendly Activities for Allergy Moms & Kids

May is for Food Allergy Awareness & Mental Health Awareness

Since Food Allergy Awareness Month also happens to be Mental Health Awareness Month, I decided to compile a list of allergy-friendly resources for anyone who's finding this stage of the allergy journey particularly tough. When it comes to food allergies, I can attest to the fact that there are definitely ups and downs. You go … Continue reading May is for Food Allergy Awareness & Mental Health Awareness

Profile of an Allergy Parent: Jennifer Fortino (Not So Nutty Mom)

Jennifer Fortino is a high school English teacher and the mom of two little ones. While her four-year-old-daughter has an anaphylactic allergy to tree nuts, her two-year-old son has no known allergies to date. It took her awhile to accept the emotional hardship and everyday challenges that accompanied her daughter's diagnosis -- she has witnessed … Continue reading Profile of an Allergy Parent: Jennifer Fortino (Not So Nutty Mom)