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

Allergy-Friendly Restaurant Review: Ottavio (Gatineau)

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. Ottavio is Over-the-Top Exceptional By Lisa Ienzi “We are aware and very knowledgeable on the effects … Continue reading Allergy-Friendly Restaurant Review: Ottavio (Gatineau)

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)

Foodie Trip to NYC: 9 Allergy-Friendly Restaurant Reviews

Planning a trip to New York? Have food allergies? Then read on... When you have a kid with food allergies, planning a trip can be stressful enough, but the thought of travelling with someone outside of your 'allergy bubble' is downright anxiety-provoking. Travelling with another allergy mama, however, is the best. You never have to … Continue reading Foodie Trip to NYC: 9 Allergy-Friendly Restaurant Reviews

Profile of an Allergy Parent: Katelyn Reynolds (Top 10 Challenge)

Katelyn Reynolds is the mom of an almost two-year-old with multiple food allergies -- and not all the anaphylactic kind. Her son was also diagnosed with a rare condition called FPIES (more on this below). Life since the diagnosis has been a huge adjustment for Katelyn and her family, especially considering none of them had/have … Continue reading Profile of an Allergy Parent: Katelyn Reynolds (Top 10 Challenge)

Profile of an Allergy Parent: Jennifer Trenbeth (Top 10 Challenge)

(Super) Mom Jennifer Trenbeth has 4 children, ranging in age from 12 to 1. But only her eldest daughter, Madison, has been diagnosed with allergies to date. A staunch allergy advocate, Jennifer's education efforts have brought about many positive changes in her community of Owen Sound. Jennifer is also known locally for making customized top … Continue reading Profile of an Allergy Parent: Jennifer Trenbeth (Top 10 Challenge)