Emerging from the Pandemic: Navigating the Social Scene with Food Allergies

Truth be told, my family has found great comfort in staying home during this pandemic and avoiding tricky social scenarios involving food. In many ways, our life has been easier and less stressful. The vigilance COVID-19 required was not unlike the constant vigilance required to manage daily life with food allergies. We quickly adjusted. Photo…Read more Emerging from the Pandemic: Navigating the Social Scene with Food Allergies

Just Keep Swimming. Scratch that… Just Keep Breathing!

It's been a while since I've written on this blog. It feels good to be back! Isn't that what we all need to find these days, something positive to focus on? Especially if we can dig deep and find that positivity within ourselves. It's been a year for all of us- My food allergy life…Read more Just Keep Swimming. Scratch that… Just Keep Breathing!

5 Ways to Help Parents of Food Allergic Children Find Balance After the Latest Food Allergy Death 💔

The recent tragic news story about the 11 year old boy (Cameron Jean-Pierre) who passed away from an anaphylactic reaction on New Year's Day to fish being cooked at his grandmother’s home in Brooklyn is quite upsetting to many of us. You can read more here. We are keeping Cameron's family and friends in our…Read more 5 Ways to Help Parents of Food Allergic Children Find Balance After the Latest Food Allergy Death 💔

Navigating Halloween with Food Allergies in the Time of COVID-19

In 2018, I gave a presentation on this topic for North Merrick School District's SEPTA Meeting.  This was pre COVID-19. In order to stay safe celebrating Halloween, while also maintaining COVID-19 precautions, kindly follow the CDC guidelines. Hopefully, everyone who is eligible has been fully vaccinated against COVID-19! Please wear a face mask, if indoors…Read more Navigating Halloween with Food Allergies in the Time of COVID-19

What Can We Do & Learn from the Latest Tragedy?

I’m sure many of you have seen this story over the past several days. Another terrible tragedy for our entire community:  the loss of 15 year old, Natasha Ednan-Laperhouse, due to undeclared sesame found in a baguette. As a nurse, I try to review these cases, in a way to learn from them.  For me, it's one…Read more What Can We Do & Learn from the Latest Tragedy?

Pause in the Wake of The Peter Rabbit Movie Backlash

"Why do our children have to suffer because of special children like your's?" "Allergies Smallergies, these kids need the protein!" "Can you have M&M's? Well, my daughter can, she's not as allergic as you!" "It would be easier if you just stayed home!" "You're overreacting!" "You're too sensitive!" "Get a life!" "They need to learn…Read more Pause in the Wake of The Peter Rabbit Movie Backlash