Hello! Long time, no blog. 😉 I'm taking a break from my New Year's Resolution to write something I've been thinking about since the coronavirus first made its appearance in North America back in March. While I know so many have suffered in so many different ways due to COVID-19 -- from our overworked health … Continue reading How to Support These Allergy-Friendly Businesses from a (Social) Distance
Category: News & Updates
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
3 Allergy Awareness Events Happening Fall 2019
So many great things happening in the allergy community, so little time. Seriously, these 3 not-to-be-missed events are all happening within the next couple of months. 1. Walk for Andrea (Sep 22) 2. Tough Nutter (Oct 6) 3. Food-Free Trunk or Treat (Oct 19) What I love about events like these is that they help … Continue reading 3 Allergy Awareness Events Happening Fall 2019
AllergyBites goes to Dublin, Ireland!
The first time we brought our little guy to Ireland he was only 5 months old. At that time, the (Irish) hubby and I had dreams of going back to Ireland every year so that our son could bond with his overseas family. We also talked about spending a year there before the kiddo started … Continue reading AllergyBites goes to Dublin, Ireland!
Take me out to the (allergy-friendly) ballgame!
By Debbie Bruce (Director, Canadian Anaphylaxis Initiative) For those with life-threatening allergies, a sporting event can be a welcome and much-needed distraction. I know, because both of my food-allergic boys loved sports. Unfortunately, the ballpark can also be a dangerous and stressful place for people with peanut and nut allergies, specifically. Buy me some peanuts … Continue reading Take me out to the (allergy-friendly) ballgame!
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
It’s my 1-year anniversary with AllergyBites!
Yup, it's been a year (give or take) since I first launched AllergyBites. My intention was to seek out allergy-friendly restaurants in Toronto and share my findings with foodies and families like mine. A lot has happened in a year. And I'd love to tell you about it. (Don't miss the big announcement near the … Continue reading It’s my 1-year anniversary with AllergyBites!
Brotherhood of the World Blogger Award – 2018
Exciting stuff!! I was nominated by Eileen, the super mom behind Allergy Superheroes, for the 2018 Brotherhood of the World Blogger Award. While I've only 'met' Eileen over email, she seems to fit the description of a typical allergy mom: kind, passionate and full of brilliant ideas to make the world a better place for … Continue reading Brotherhood of the World Blogger Award – 2018
Why a food allergy discount card? Why now?
Earlier this month, I unveiled the first 10 allergy-friendly businesses to team up with AllergyBites. They'll be generously providing cardholders with exclusive discounts that last year-round. I was pretty excited that we were starting with an eclectic mix of allergy-friendly products and services—since I felt this mix perfectly reflected the vision I had for the card. … Continue reading Why a food allergy discount card? Why now?
Announcing the 2017-2018 AllergyBites discount card
Allergy-friendly restaurants, products and services. All in one place. That's what the AllergyBites discount card gets you, and it's launching before the year is up. If you've been patiently waiting for news about the AllergyBites discount card, you'll love this: We've got our first 10 businesses signed up and ready to go—yippee! In terms of … Continue reading Announcing the 2017-2018 AllergyBites discount card