Please note: this post contains affiliate links. Thank you for supporting this blog and the current cause! As the holiday approaches, I’m here to share how our family handles Halloween with food allergies. There truly are one million ways to do this. Some families use the switch witch to magically trade out candy overnight. Some skip the trick-or-treating altogether and have their own celebration. we trick-or-treat For us, we learned last year that Ollie really likes trick-or-treating. He surprised us by toddling up and down a full street of my parent’s neighborhood at only two years old. We hovered over him at each house, supervising the
Please note: this post contains affiliate links. Thank you for supporting this blog and the current cause! Have you heard of the teal pumpkin project? Have you seen teal pumpkins when out and about and wondered what was going on? I’m here to tell you what it is and how easy it is for you to participate! teal pumpkin project The teal pumpkin project is all about raising food allergy awareness and making Halloween more inclusive. It offers an alternative treat for children who can’t have candy. It honestly goes beyond food allergies to include children who might not be allowed to have candy for non-allergy reasons.
Please note: this post contains affiliate links. I’m writing this post having just finished our second week-long summer vacation. Ever since Ollie was born, most of our vacations include doctor appointments in Boston (or weddings). This year, we traveled for two full weeks of the summer! We were at Boston Children’s Hospital during the Cape Cod trip, but it’s only skin testing, I’ll take it. This post is aimed at helping you navigate a summer vacation with food allergies, specifically one where your destination is driving distance. before For us, when going somewhere for a week, I know we need a place with a kitchen.
Please note: this post contains affiliate links. Easter is my favorite holiday. As a child, I woke up earlier for Easter than I did for Christmas. I’m pretty sure the driving force was that my parents hid money in some of my eggs. I was an obsessive saver from a very young age. We then spent the afternoon with my entire family (remember, my mom is one of nine kids), running around a giant church hall. I’m determined to make Ollie just as excited for Easter, with food allergies. what’s in the basket? We’re trying to rid our house of clutter, so I’ve opted for
Please note: this post contains affiliate links. Many have asked how to navigate family gatherings with food allergies. My answer? It depends. Here are a number of tips on how I’ve navigated this topic thus far. My conversations with family and comfort level at holidays vary. Either way, my overall approach is the same. It is all about being upfront and fair with your expectations. First, remember that no one owes you anything. It is your responsibility to educate family members about food allergies and what your child needs to be safe. It is the responsibility of your family to in turn respect the safety