Balancing Life and Food Allergies

Balancing Life and Food Allergies is a new series starting today.  With most things in life, there must be balance.  The same goes for food allergies.  How does one balance a strict grocery budget with the higher expense of allergy-friendly foods? How does one allow their food allergy child experience the exciting things in life, yet balance that with the need to supervise their life-threatening condition? There are many ways as we travel along our food allergy journey that we must strike a balance between living life and staying safe.

The things in life that we choose to balance are not only a personal decision, but also of varying degrees.  You may not agree with the fact that we have peanut butter in our home with a peanut allergy, but agree that we made the right decision in removing cow’s milk.  As with most things, we differ on how we approach certain issues and to what degree, if we choose to approach them at all.  It should go without mentioning then, that this series will be my opinion only.  Of course, I suppose that is the way with most blog posts, is it not?

If there is a specific topic that you would like to see covered in this series, please let me know.  I intend to discuss topics ranging from food budgets and time management to loosening the hold on a child with food allergies and more.

What does balancing life and food allergies mean to you?


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2 Responses to Balancing Life and Food Allergies

  1. Kristina says:

    Hello, I just found your site from Money Saving Mom. We have a peanut, egg, dairy, soy, and sunflower allergic 10 mo. old and we suspect he has FPIES because he throws up chicken, turkey and oats. We also have a peanut, egg and pineapple allergic 4 year old. My husband has EE and is allergic to all fruits and vegetables that aren’t cooked and he is allergic to all nuts. My father in law who lives with us is allergic to corn, wheat, peas and peanut. I am so happy to find your site. I work full-time and find all of this overwhelming at times. After my 2 pregnancies I too began developing food allergies. Balancing all of this means that we pray a whole lot more, for safety, for wisdom and for healing.

    • Cook says:

      Oh my, Kristina, I am so sorry to hear about all of this! You have much on your plate. First of all, prayer is a huge factor to get through the daily grind of everything, including the allergies. I am glad that you find it as a source of strength and direction in your life. Oh, and welcome from MSM! 🙂

      Since you work full time, do you do some freezer cooking? Well, I suppose the first question is whether you are the primary provider for meals? I highly encourage freezer cooking, if you don’t already. Another very helpful tool for your busy schedule and special needs is meal planning.

      If you need any advice on getting started with the above 2 suggestions or anything else, please do not hesitate to ask! The Willing Cook really is my way to serve other people who are traveling this allergy road with me.

      Have a blessed weekend!

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