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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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