Halloween…Christmas…Valentine’s Day…Easter… What were once carefree holidays spark dread in me now that I’m a Food Allergy Mom. I can’t walk into a store and grab just any bag of candy; I have to read labels. I familiarize myself with what is being sold in stores weeks ahead of time so I know which treats… Read More 25 Nut Free Candy Ideas
As a parent of a food allergy kid, I’m constantly worrying. Especially when it comes to school. Last year was a learning experience for me. I learned our preschool wouldn’t allow us to keep L’s Epi Pens in his back pack. This meant I still had to carry a set with me to and from… Read More Preschool Food Allergy Kit
This was a rocky year for Climb Out of the Darkness. Planning season started for me in January. I debated a LOT between October and then on whether I wanted to lead a Climb this year. I wasn’t happy with communication between our leadership and the rest of the Climb leaders the year before. I… Read More 5th Annual Climb Out of the Darkness
The number of children with food allergies is on the rise. According to FARE, it’s estimated that 15 million Americans have food allergies, including 5.9 million children under age 18. That’s 1 in 13 children, or roughly two in every classroom. Compared to children who don’t have food allergy, children with food allergies are two to four… Read More 5 Products for Children with Food Allergies
There wasn’t a shortage of reasons to participate in the March for Science, which I took part of in Washington, DC last weekend. I wish I could have taken pictures of all the signs for Science I loved, but it was hard to do while walking, holding my own sign, and in pouring rain. I… Read More Signs for Science at the March for Science DC
A few months ago, if you had told me I’d participate in a protest march for science I’d have laughed at you. Science? Yeah, no. Not really my thing. (Except behavioral science. I dig that. But data and graphs and atoms and cells and math? Nah.) But the election happened. The EPA was gagged. Park rangers… Read More March for Science? Me? Yeah, Apparently.