Food Allergy Friendly Fruit Cobbler on Prime Parents Club

I'm excited to share that I'm now a contributor for Prime Parents Club. I'll be sharing healthy recipes and tips for natural living. My first post is up today, just in time for Food Allergy Awareness Week. Go check it out and let me know, here or there, what you think. Food Allergy Friendly Fruit Cobbler recipe … [Read more...]

Our Food Allergy Journey Continues

Its so fitting that this week is Food Allergy Awareness Week. Because I am aware and I am taking action. Or trying to. Its hard. I’ve been down this road before so I should know my way but I’m in denial. I was so hopeful we wouldn’t have to travel this path again. Less than two months ago, there was light at the end of the food allergy tunnel for my son. He passed his peanut challenge. And his doctor thinks he’ll likely outgrown his milk and egg allergies within a year or two. Hooray! Then eczema reared its ugly head again. Boo! This time on my daughter. And I feel like we are back in the dark. If I’m honest with myself, I knew the signs the first time around. But I tried to ignore them. I didn’t want to face that reality. I’ve been doing it again – ignoring the signs. But no more. I've cut out dairy completely. I stopped eating eggs. I avoid nuts. I am at a loss, though, as to how to eliminate soy and wheat, if that’s even the cause. I’ve got … [Read more...]

What I Learned at the FAAN Conference

Sunday marked the beginning of Food Allergy Awareness Week and I’ve seen a lot of great information out there: FAAN’s page dedicated to this week MSNBC Video featuring Nicole Smith and her son A Twitter party on Monday evening – search #FAAW to see what people are tweeting about this week. I’m planning a few more posts of my mine own this week but, today, I’d like to share what I learned at last month’s FAAN conference in Baltimore. It was my first FAAN conference and I found it to be very informative. It featured Dr. Robert Wood, Dr. Eyal Shemesh, Gina Clowes of Allergy Moms, chef Cybele Pascal and Eleanor Garrow and Chris Weiss, both from FAAN. Here are some of the tidbits I took away from their presentations: *A genetic predisposition to allergies can indicate a tendency towards developing an allergy but not necessarily point to a specific allergy. In other words, just because I was allergic to milk as a child doesn’t mean my child will also be allergic to milk (although in … [Read more...]


Today is the first anniversary of this blog. I launched it last year as a Mother’s Day gift to myself and to coincide with Food Allergy Awareness Week, a cause that is personal to me. And so today is my Blog-a-versary, it’s Mother’s Day, and its the beginning of Food Allergy Awareness Week. I’m planning a lot of food allergy posts this week – so stayed tuned – but today I’d like to take a moment to reflect back on this first year of blogging. I fell in love with blogging from the very start. I love to write and having this creative outlet has been pure joy for me. I want to be blogging more than I am but, honestly, this pregnancy takes up not just my physical energy but my creative energy as well. I know that’s not going to change anytime soon so I’m trying to make this passion more of a priority than its been. Trying. Six months ago, I began dreaming of a redesign, of changing my blog name and URL. I’ve never been crazy about my blog name – its not very catchy – but at the time, it … [Read more...]