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Cherry Pie for PI- Day

In celebration of PI-Day 3.1415… I am going to share one of my favorite recipes! My mom was a fabulous pie maker! She loved the crust, which I confess was never really my favorite part. That is why Pumpkin Pie was always one of my favorites- only one crust! The exception to that was my […]

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Food Allergy Press Coverage

 Maine parents, doctors digest news that exposure to peanuts may reduce risk of allergies There’s hope, concern – and guilt that prevention might have been possible. by Meredith Goad of the Portland Press Herald http://www.pressherald.com/2015/02/28/maine-parents-and-doctors-react-to-the-news-that-peanut-allergies-may-be-preventable-by-exposure/ Photo by John Patriquin/Portland Press Herald The week Jacob had his surgery was the tail end of the recent 2015 AAAAI […]

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Jacob had his surgery done Monday the 23rd. He had licked the fever that postponed the surgery the previous week. But we were unclear if they would proceed even Monday- due to a wheeze in his lung. I explained that he does have asthma, so they gave him a nebulizer treatment, and voila~ wheeze was […]

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Kidney update #3

Please see Kidney Issues  & Kidney Issues part 2 update  for previous explanations. I have spent the past month in limbo, awaiting the call from the surgeon about what the plan will be to address and fix Jacob’s kidney issues. I finally got the call from the surgeon yesterday afternoon. After reviewing the recent MRI of Jacob’s […]

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Are We the Minority? How do we effectively share information?

Are We the Minority? How do we effectively share information? I had a conversation with my good friend, Kyle Dine, a month or so ago that has really haunted me. We were discussing all the recent lives lost because of anaphylactic reactions, and food allergies. As a parent, these deaths chill me, I know that one exposure- one […]

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Veta Smart Case

When my friend Missy, aka Marketing Mama emailed recently asking if I wanted to preview her post about a new product for the food allergy community- “a GAME CHANGER” -well, as Yoda would say, -Intrigued I was!   The Veta Smart Case would encase your Mylan Epi-pen, with bluetooth technology imbedded. It can monitor temperature- […]

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Kidney Issues -Part 2/Update

For part one- please read Kidney Issues.   My son was scheduled for his procedure today which the surgeon hoped to get a better view of what was going on with the ureters and drainage problems. We arrived first thing and went through the pre-op steps. I went with my son into the OR room […]

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In the interest of disclosure, I want to share that I am officially working as an advisory board member for ContentChecked. I met them when they came to the 2nd annual Food Allergy Bloggers Conference in Las Vegas. I like the features of this app and seeing the great potential for it being useful for […]

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Kidney Issues

Some of you may know about the kidney issues my son has, and what we have previously dealt with. We are unfortunately facing some new challenges yet again. Not cancer thankfully- but with his Hydronephrosis. I wanted to write this just a to put my many thoughts on paper, and secondly to try to have […]

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Looking forward to 2015

At times, Life can be: Hard. Messy. Complicated. This year has brought about many changes. After almost ten years of marriage,  we pulled the plug. It had been on life-support for years. We both had had enough. Our divorce was final in August. I have spent the past few months trying to pick up the […]

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