Allergies & Epi Pen & BTS


My days are never dull as my kids keep me moving, stepping, jumping and worrying.  About 8 years back, we met this little girl who wore a fanny pack and toted an epi pen everywhere.  This little girl was afraid to go anywhere, touch anything and she was mortified of bees. … [Read more...]

Food Should Taste Good

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I often write to you about my daughter's sudden, life-altering food changes just about 8 months back.  If you recall she had been hospitalized on many different occassions with stomach pains, and headaches that were never diagnosed by often managed through stays at the hospital.   … [Read more...]

What is a Bronchospasm?

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Over the last 20 years of my life, I was diagnosed with Asthma as I would have coughing spells that would just not let me get air in.  Several trips to the hospital later and days of recovery, I finally sought out a Dr. that was competent in respiratory and began getting help, to suffer no more. … [Read more...]

Gluten Free Donuts

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  My daughter can not eat all those fun foods she once enjoyed and I have not let the new challenge get in my way, I have plowed it out of the way, made it into a fun time and found new recipes that I can rig to be Gluten Free to conform to her eating. … [Read more...]

Disney Dining With Allergies –

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Disney Dining With Allergies  Our most recent trip to Disney was a great family experience and as usual, DISNEY made my kids brim with a smile from ear to ear.  My most challenging moments as a mom of 3 are the food allergies that 2 of my 3 children have.  My one has food allergies that could … [Read more...]