- May 21, 2018
- 3 min
If Your Teachers Have Been There For Your Kids, Thank Them.
Yesterday I sat in the chapel of my kids' preschool - the place where all four of them have grown from being in diapers to ready for kindergarten - and watched my baby graduate. To say that there are a million emotions tied into this day would be a gross understatement. It's the end of an era for our family and a the true milestone for me as a mom. But, for the "allergy mom" part of me, this moment meant so much more. You see, when my daughter Avery started preschool, she was
- May 18, 2018
- 3 min
Happy Mother's Day to You, Food Allergy Mom
I know you... You're the mom who sat in front of a doctor and listened to him tell you that your child is allergic to food. Any number of things may have brought you to that place... there's good chance this encounter happened in an emergency room. And, your world did a little shift that day. You're the mom who lays awake some nights, fast forwarding in time... wondering what it will look like for your child when he's not so little any more. Then, you stop yourself and resolv
- May 15, 2018
- 3 min
Siblings: The Unsung Heroes of Every Food Allergy Family
About a month ago, my twelve year-old daughter came to me and said that she'd finally decided on a topic for the "Passion Project" that she'd been assigned in her English class. This project is one of the highlights of the students' sixth grade year at our middle school and consists of a research paper and presentation. While many kids focus on their favorite sport or hobby, Avery decided to take hers in a different direction: she chose to devote her project to "How To Help F
- May 4, 2018
- 2 min
Blog Hop... We're Celebrating Food Allergy Awareness Week!
Happy Food Allergy Awareness Week! I'm so excited to be kicking off this special week by sharing "What Every Mama Needs To Know" on Atlanta Mom's Blog! Why is this week so important? One in every 13 kids has a food allergy in this country, and every three minutes a food allergy reaction sends someone to the emergency room. When we are aware and we make decisions based on that knowledge, we SAVE LIVES. My hope for this week is that everyone finds little way to share and help e
- May 3, 2018
- 3 min
Meeting The Governor & Celebrating Food Allergy Awareness With Families Just Like Us!
Yesterday was one of those days that made me sit back and just take in a big, huge breath. It was a day that made my boys feel so special and me feel so grateful... for so many things. Let me explain. Last month, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed a Proclamation recognizing Food Allergy Awareness Week in our state. And, yesterday we had the incredible opportunity to visit the Georgia State Capitol and meet with Governor Deal to commemorate that signing. What was so special a