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allergies, intolerances, autoimmune, eosinophilic disorders, mast cell activation disorder

Tips on Traveling With a Kid Who Is Allergic to the World

Tips on Traveling With a Kid Who Is Allergic to the World

If you were hoping for an article that would help you with how to jet-set around, back-pack around or cruise around with your ultra allergic child, sorry, what…

Mast Cells in the Summertime

Mast Cells in the Summertime

Ahhh…summer!  The season we, in the Midwest, wait for all year long…UNLESS YOU HAVE MAST CELLS BEHAVING BADLY!   There are so many traditions, foods, activities and holidays that…

Ramblings on Mother’s Day about Chronic Illness and Life-Threatening Allergies and Making Peace With a Rat.

Ramblings on Mother’s Day about Chronic Illness and Life-Threatening Allergies and Making Peace With a Rat.

So, this being-a-mother thing is not what I signed up for.  That being said, I suffered for many years with a debilitating condition called Idealism.  It snuck…

Breakin’ The Rules

Breakin’ The Rules

I would not consider myself a risk-taker.  I like things safe and predictable.  I think most people would describe me as cautious and conservative.  One of my main…

Products You Might Not Know Contain Corn

Products You Might Not Know Contain Corn

We live in Indiana and it seems like we can’t drive 10 minutes in any direction without seeing a corn field.  It is the backbone of agriculture…

What in the Heck is Eosinophilic Esophagitis?

What in the Heck is Eosinophilic Esophagitis?

Just saying Eosinophilic Esophagitis is a mouthful.  The funny thing is, I heard this term about 5 years before I needed to when an acquaintance mentioned she…

Peanut-Free Doesn’t Have to Drive You Nuts

Peanut-Free Doesn’t Have to Drive You Nuts

It has been 8 years since I have had peanut butter, and I love peanut butter.  But I love my daughter more.  After Sparkle had weird reactions…

3 Things That Make Me Want to Wring the Doctor’s Neck (Figuratively.  Sort of)

3 Things That Make Me Want to Wring the Doctor’s Neck (Figuratively. Sort of)

Chronic illness is tougher than tough.  Throw in a rare disorder or two and that is a whole different beast. There are so many things that are…

Surviving an Easter without Candy

Surviving an Easter without Candy

Holidays in America are a never ending source of stress for moms with food allergic/intolerant kids.  Did you know that Easter is #2 for candy sales only behind…

What are the Differences Between Food Allergies vs. Intolerances?

What are the Differences Between Food Allergies vs. Intolerances?

A TALE OF TWO LADIES I am going to share with you about two ladies, one named Jo and the other named Flo.  Jo has always been relatively…

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