OUR FOOD ALLERGY
I started this blog several years ago to help food allergy families like ours navigate what can be so difficult. When my oldest son was diagnosed with his peanut, tree nut and egg allergy when he was just shy of two years-old, I was shocked, overwhelmed and scared. But, I made two promises to myself (and to him) in those first days. While I couldn't control the world we lived in, I would certainly do everything in my power to make sure he was always safe in his own house. And, two... I would move heaven and earth to learn how to make the boy a cupcake that he could eat!
Little did I know that when his little brother came along two years later, he'd be bringing a milk allergy into the mix. We were officially food allergy family times two.
We've had scares, both major and minor - including having to use the epi-pen - but we also have hope. My pediatrician once told me that when she first started medical school, she wasn't very sure that the future was bright for kids with food allergies. But, now? She believes my boys' lives will be completely different by the time they get to college. That's something I hang on to... every day. I just hope that encourages you, too!
If you are here and navigating food allergies yourself, or with a person you love, I hope my website encourages and empowers you.You are not alone.The more you know, the stronger and better equipped you will feel to keep your family safe and happy.
For those of you who are here simply because you love a family member, friend, neighbor, student... somebody in you life with food allergies... enough to walk by their side, I hope to enlighten and support you, too.
Here's to learning and growing... together.