Julie has been an allergy mom for close to 4 years now. Neither she or her husband have food allergies, so she was "completely blindsided" when her son was first diagnosed. Plus, she says she had bought into the theory that if you consume top allergens while your baby is in utero that it would help … Continue reading Profile of an Allergy Parent: Julie Pliotas-Ferguson (Top 10 Challenge)
Hi, everyone, Kathleen here! I'm excited to share with you this blog post written by mom, a.k.a. Allergy Nana. She's been so wonderful at accommodating my son's multiple allergies, making us feel safe and comfortable at her home, that I wanted to hear what it's been like from her perspective -- especially at a time like … Continue reading A Nana’s Perspective: Christmas Baking & Food Allergies
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 The idea of entering a bakery, taking in … Continue reading Review of an Allergy-Friendly Bakery: Dolly Doll Cupcake Co.
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)
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.
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
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”
Sarah Gray is the mom to 2 young girls—her eldest daughter, Bella, has multiple food allergies and lives with a condition called Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE). Bella is allergic to milk (dairy), eggs, fish and chicken, and avoids soy and peanuts (previously also corn and wheat) due to being suspected triggers of her EoE. AllergyBites: Can … Continue reading Profile of an Allergy Parent: Sarah Gray (ausEE Inc.)
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