mom and toddler offering samples during one of their food allergy awareness events

Please note: this post contains affiliate links. This was my first year actively involved in Food Allergy Awareness Week. Last year, I shared posts on my personal Facebook page but did not partake in any food allergy awareness events. It was an eye-opening, heartwarming, and slightly exhausting week. My brain is already going on how to make next year even better! rollercoaster rides Much like a food allergy parent experiences highs and lows handling day-to-day life with allergies, I found planning for the week and the actual food allergy awareness events a bit of a rollercoaster ride as well. I am a perfectionist. I tend

ollergy's current cause is fundraising for FARE's food allergy heroes walk

Well, now that Food Allergy Awareness Week is officially behind us, it’s time to update the current cause. If you remember when I announced ollergy over two months ago, the goal was to support food allergy related causes and organizations. From now to September, all fundraising efforts will be focused on team ollergy’s participation in FARE’s Food Allergy Heroes Walk. You’ve likely seen some mention of this already with events and pin sales that took place. Side note – we still have A LOT of pins left. If you’d like one, let me know! Happy to send a teal ribbon pin anyone who makes a

Food Allergy Awareness Week 2018 is May 13th to 19th

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

food from allergy-friendly grocery shopping at Healthy Living

Disclaimer: I partnered with Healthy Living to bring you this information. However, all opinions are my own. A huge thank you to Healthy Living for supporting food allergy families like my own through this, the products they carry every day, and their involvement in Food Allergy Awareness Week this year! All prices mentioned are at the time of this posting and subject to change. We shop at Healthy Living every week. It’s part of our core, four store repertoire. Until recently, it was known as “the little cart store,” thanks to their kid-sized, basket-holding carts. Ollie’s graduated to calling it Healthy Living and a small

a spread of food for everyone to prepare their own wrap at the table: independence is ollergy's first dinner table trick

Please note: this post contains affiliate links. Food allergies make meal preparation complicated. Throw in a picky eater and I know it can be really stressful and overwhelming to get dinner in everyone’s belly. I will preface this post with the admission that Ollie is, for the most part, a great eater. He always eats at least some of what we give him and honestly likes more vegetables than I do. Even so, we have our moments. I’ve found two ways to help the dinner process so at least some of the food we spend hours preparing (and far too much on) actually makes it