Profile of a Food-Allergic Kid: Danielle Barry (Top 10 Challenge)

Research librarian Danielle Barry has been allergic to peanuts for as long as she can remember. When she was still in her teens, she outgrew a kiwi allergy. And in recent years, she's added soy, peas, chickpeas and lentils to her list. Still, this travel lover certainly doesn't let her allergies stop her from doing … Continue reading Profile of a Food-Allergic Kid: Danielle Barry (Top 10 Challenge)

Review of an Allergy-Friendly Bakery: Dolly Doll Cupcake Co. (Ottawa)

Restaurants that appear on AllergyBites may have updated their menu or changed management since a review was posted. Please confirm that they are still allergy-friendly & that menu items don’t contain your allergen(s) before visiting or placing your order. The Shangri-La of Allergy-Safe Places By Lisa Ienzi Editor's Note: While Dolly Doll's owner seeks out … Continue reading Review of an Allergy-Friendly Bakery: Dolly Doll Cupcake Co. (Ottawa)

Profile of an Allergy Parent: Kathleen O’Hagan (Top 10 Challenge)

AllergyBites: Tell us a little bit about your food allergy journey. Kathleen O'Hagan: Neither myself or my husband has food allergies, so I never even considered that my little one would react to a food that was once a staple in my household. Considering my biggest worry while pregnant was having a picky eater, you … Continue reading Profile of an Allergy Parent: Kathleen O’Hagan (Top 10 Challenge)

Food Allergies & Anaphylaxis: When the Medical Response Is a Mystery (part 2 of 3)

This blog post is part 2 of a 3-part series. Read part 1 and part 3. Since I first wrote about my son's first anaphylactic reaction (and the doctor's mysterious reaction to his reaction), I've done a lot of following up. Because as helpless as I felt when all this went down, the truth is, it was up … Continue reading Food Allergies & Anaphylaxis: When the Medical Response Is a Mystery (part 2 of 3)

Food Allergies & Anaphylaxis: Mystery Reactions Can Come In Many Forms (part 1 of 3)

This blog post is part 1 of a 3-part series. Read part 2 and part 3. Last Friday, my son experienced his first anaphylactic reaction. I didn't even realize it was truly an anaphylactic reaction until I arrived home and reviewed the symptoms of anaphylaxis. Why didn't I know? Because the whole experience was a … Continue reading Food Allergies & Anaphylaxis: Mystery Reactions Can Come In Many Forms (part 1 of 3)

Profile of an Allergy Parent: Shannan Davis (Top 10 Challenge Committee)

A lifelong resident of Toronto, Shannan lives with her husband of 10 years, her (almost) 3-year-old daughter, and an aquarium full of fish named after characters from John Hughes movies. Having had no experience with food allergies, Shannan never anticipated that she’d be an allergy mom one day. Here's her story... AllergyBites: What foods is … Continue reading Profile of an Allergy Parent: Shannan Davis (Top 10 Challenge Committee)

Profile of an Allergy Parent: Dr. Abby Herzig (Belay)

Dr. Abby Herzig spent her professional life working with children as a clinical psychologist. Over the 10 years she practiced psychology, she worked in psychiatric hospitals, special schools, the court system, her own private practice, and with UNICEF. But shortly after her 1-year-old son was diagnosed with life-threatening food allergies, she walked away from it all. … Continue reading Profile of an Allergy Parent: Dr. Abby Herzig (Belay)

Dear Friend, sorry not sorry for opting out of your event… yet again.

This blog post was inspired by "Dear Friend, Sorry Not Sorry for Declining Your Invitation During This Season of Life." Thanks to Casey from Etched in Home, for writing something that made me want to hop on my computer and write my own version. I can't take my kid most places. I really, really want to. But … Continue reading Dear Friend, sorry not sorry for opting out of your event… yet again.

Profile of a Food-Allergic Kid: Amanda Orlando (Everyone’s Welcome)

Food allergy blogger and entrepreneur Amanda Orlando was diagnosed with multiple food allergies as a very young baby. Her parents knew something was wrong because she was constantly ill from feeding and covered in eczema. Throughout the course of her life, Amanda has experienced several severe reactions, but she began blogging about life with food allergies after … Continue reading Profile of a Food-Allergic Kid: Amanda Orlando (Everyone’s Welcome)