Tag Archives | food allergies

Food Allergies: The Struggle is Real

I sometimes daydream about a life without food allergies. Unfortunately, that life is not my reality. I have severe nut (peanuts AND tree nuts) allergies. My family discovered I was allergic to nuts shortly after my mom made a PB&J sandwich for me, and I wouldn’t eat it. Oddly enough, my body intuitively knew that […]


Smooth (and Gentle) Sailing with My Mommy Wisdom

Thank you to My Mommy Wisdom for providing safe and effective holistic products for children and mothers and for sponsoring this post! Eczema relief is here! My daughter has multiple food allergies. One side effect of her food allergies is eczema. Our family is super thankful for western medicine (hello, EpiPen), and we also highly […]


Teal is the New Orange

It’s official! Teal is the new orange this Halloween. Have you spotted all the beautiful teal pumpkins around town? These guys are not just a trend — they are a trend with a purpose. The Teal Pumpkin Project is an initiative started by Food Allergy Research & Education (F.A.R.E). When you display a teal pumpkin […]


Cloudy with a Chance of Peanuts

A new school year comes with its share of stressors for all mothers, but moms like me fear something that many others look forward to. I’m not talking about that feathery air of peace that fills your home when it’s quiet and empty at the beginning of a new school year. I suspect most moms, […]


Healthy Recipes and How They Changed Our Lives

One fall day, in 2009, my phone rang. “Are you sitting down?” the caller asked. I was told my one-year-old daughter was allergic to wheat, dairy, soy, petroleum based dyes (red 40), and acutely allergic to eggs and nuts. She had been allergy tested after having symptoms ranging from severe eczema to swelling of her […]