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The Allergy Mom blog is for families dealing with Allergies, Anaphylaxis, Asthma, Eczema and related disorders. You can expect posts on various topics relevant to those living a life with allergies.

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Seasonal Allergies Suck!

Hello! Just when you’re ready for warmer weather and sunshine and you want to open up all the windows in the house to air everything out, you or your loved ones are hit with the dreaded seasonal allergies!   They seem to be really bad this year.   Hoping you find some […]

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An Allergy Safe Christmas

Hello, Christmas is a time for family, celebrations and let’s face it Christmas Cookies!   Food is such a big part of traditions and celebrations and I want you to be able to enjoy all of your holiday favourites!   If you have a traditional or family favourite recipe that you would […]

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Are you Afraid of Back to School?

Hello, This is an older post from 2013 but helpful for all those gearing up for back-to-school or sending their allergic child to school for the first time.  Can I start with a big hug for you allergy moms and dads out there as I know firsthand the fears and […]

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Did Delaying Epinephrine Kill Her?

Hello Allergy Caregivers, I had an email from a teacher who was curious after reading about the death of Natalie Giorgio (the 13 year old who died after eating a rice krispie treat made with peanut butter).  Here is her question: “This is so tragic, I feel for the family […]

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A Tragic Loss of Life to Peanut Butter

Hello, I don’t like to share frightening or tragic stories but in this case I wanted to comment on this sad story and share my thoughts.   My deepest condolences go out to this family. I grieve for their loss along with them. 13 year old girl dies after ingesting Peanut […]

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Support for Families

Hello there, I have reached out to offer support to families in many different ways over the years.   This post was originally published in July of 2013.   I continue to share it on the blog in the hopes that it will offer inspiration for other allergy advocates to do the […]

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NY Times Article on Food Allergy Bullying

In Bullies’ Hands Nuts or Milk May be a Weapon By CATHERINE SAINT LOUIS Any difference can set schoolchildren apart from their peers and potentially make them a target for bullying. But a severe food allergy is a unique vulnerability: It takes only one lunch or cupcake birthday party for […]

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Letters I’ve Written

Hiya! Thought I would share some of the letters I wrote in the early days of this Allergy Mom journey…   My efforts to be a squeaky wheel and bring awareness to the need for policies to support our allergic children at school.   I was recently contacted by a woman […]

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Camping Safely with Food Allergies

Hello Allergy Mamas, Tomorrow we are venturing on our first family camping trip!  Last year we went to Maine for our summer vacation, and if any of you remember it was quite an adventure with a food allergic child.  Traveling with stays in hotels proved to be less than ideal […]