Category Archives: Life with Food Allergies

Life with Food Allergies: A Growing Allergy List

What I Wish I Knew… ——————————– Simple. Basic. Creative. Make Your Own. Deconstruct. Acceptance. Grace. ——————————– We’ve come a long way on our food allergy journey.  If you’ve been living with food allergies for any amount of time, you know … Continue reading

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Life with Food Allergies: Others Understanding Dangers

Last week, we covered the issue of educating others about food allergies through prevention, emergency response, and dispelling misconceptions.  If you missed last week’s post, I highly recommend you read the steps to take in educating others about food allergies.  … Continue reading

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Life with Food Allergies: Educating Others

What I Wish I Knew… ———————————————- Educating others about food allergies must begin at the basics – covering prevention, emergency response, dispelling misconceptions, asking questions, and review. ———————————————- As we move along our food allergy journeys, we have and will … Continue reading

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Life with Food Allergies: Offending Others by Refusing Food

We are in week 11 of our series Living with Food Allergies.  If you’ve missed any of the posts, click on the link or click on the image in the sidebar.  For the next couple of weeks we’re tackling the … Continue reading

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Life with Food Allergies: Resolving Restaurant Conflict

What I Wish I Knew… ————————————— When eating at restaurants, be forceful with a smile. ————————————— I have to be honest with you that I can’t say I’ve experienced a lot of conflict in restaurants when dealing with my son’s … Continue reading

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Life with Food Allergies: Eating at Restaurants

What I Wish I Knew… ————————————————————- Eating at restaurants is a life-threatening risk not worth taking! ————————————————————- Are you one who loves to eat out at restaurants?  That desire is natural – to have someone wait on you; to have … Continue reading

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Life with Food Allergies: Reading Labels

We have already come a good distance along our food allergy journey, but there is still much to learn.  (You can click on Life with Food Allergies to see the previous posts in this series.)  Today we will focus on … Continue reading

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Life with Food Allergies: 3 Squares a Day

What I Wish I Knew… You think you’re set.  You know the foods that you have to avoid.  You’ve done your meal planning and grocery shopping.  You’ve even made a few meals.  You’re pretty proud of yourself and confident that … Continue reading

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Life with Food Allergies: Understanding the Severity & Dangers

What I wish I knew… ——————————————————————————————- How often have you heard, “Well, a little won’t hurt him.” Or, “Does butter count as milk?” ——————————————————————————————- I get so frustrated at people’s ignorance sometimes, but I have to be gracious and gentle … Continue reading

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Life with Food Allergies: Cooking

We move on to stage 3 this week on cooking with food allergies.  You’ve already done your cooking preparation by making a list of a few favorite dinners that you can easily make allergy-safe.  Upon figuring out all the needed ingredients, … Continue reading

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