May is a pretty special time for food allergy parents. As a whole, May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month. Food allergies get their own week as well. Food Allergy Awareness Week starts on May 13th! I’ve been hard at work lining up events to spread awareness. Here’s a list of what’s happening in my home state: government I used this link to request a proclamation for Food Allergy Awareness Week. Governor Phil Scott’s office sent us our own signed, official copy of the State of Vermont proclamation for Food Allergy Awareness Week (insert insane happy dance here!!!). Official proclamations signify a commitment from government and
I love organizing. My house is not always clean, but it is neat. Life feels better with everything in its place. This command center came from my need to organize and simplify allergy-friendly meal planning. meal planning mayhem Allergy-friendly meal planning is key to saving money AND your sanity. If I don’t have a meal plan, I know the race to get dinner on the table is going to be even more difficult, if we even make it to that. More likely than not, I’ve already texted my husband and asked him to pick up Chipotle (our go-to allergy-friendly take-out option), thereby ruining our budget.
Please note: this post contains affiliate links. An initial food allergy diagnosis or reaction is incredibly overwhelming. In many ways, we knew it was coming with Ollie but I still remember leaving the allergist feeling deflated and terrified. I was sad and angry. How on earth were we going to keep him safe? What had he done to deserve this? I went through it all. When I was finally able to get myself off from the emotional rollercoaster, I got to work. I’m a list-maker. I made list after list of anything and everything food allergy: websites to check out, things to do, things not