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IMHO: EpiPen in the Headlines

I, like all allergy families, have been watching and reading all the recent #Epipen news for the past month or so, with frustration, anger, and sadness. I have shared articles on my Facebook pages about the news unfolding, however I think there are a lot of factors at play and we are only beginning to […]

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Valentine Sweet Giveaway

Valentine’s Day is approaching, and in celebration of it, Enjoy Life Foods is having a giveaway! Every year for Valentine’s day I make these easy special chocolates for my boys. I microwave 1 cup of Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips in the microwave for about 1 minute, stirring them to mix and smooth the chocolate. Then […]

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2015 #MylanEvent

*I attended the Mylan Blogger Summit meeting last week (May 2015) in California. Mylan paid for all of my travel expenses and for my Disneyland Resort park ticket in exchange for my evaluation and feedback on information presented during the meeting. All comments made by me about EpiPen (epinephrine injection) Auto-Injector, Mylan, and/or the Mylan […]

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ContentChecked

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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Webinar Announcement

Active Kids, Severe Allergies and a Million Places to Go – Tips to Help Families Stay Safe (Webinar hosted by Sanofi US and AAFA) I’m co-hosting a webinar with The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), Sanofi US and professional football icon Jerome Bettis on Wednesday, August 20 at 1:00 pm ET. Register to […]

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Kyle Dine

Last year I emailed our school principal and the parents group about Kyle Dine, who was booking tour dates for schools. Our parents group decided to hire him to come this fall, with the start of the school year, to teach food allergy awareness. I can not even tell you how happy I am that […]

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Best Back to School Idea!

It’s that time of year again, and I am busy gathering up all the things I need for “Back To School!”  Of course there are doctor appointments, vaccinations, notes and signatures on Allergy Action Plans, and school paperwork to sign and turn in, 504 plan meetings to have and prepare for. I need to buy […]

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What’s in a Name?

“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet.”   Romeo & Juliet; William Shakespeare. Food allergies. It sounds so benign. It sounds like it should be a minor irritant, a slight inconvenience  Not a severe- serious- life threatening- THIS could KILL my child– diagnosis. But that is […]

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Always Darkest Before the Dawn

“If you’re going THROUGH Hell, Keep Going!” ~ Winston Churchhill This week has been Hell. Monday Jacob finally had the further allergy testing that I requested a month ago. He showed allergies to 16 more foods that we tested. He basically has no safe meat/nut/ protein source, no safe grains left, and most common fruits […]

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Change is in the Air!

I know these changes will make our schools a better and safer environment for my children, as well as ALL the other current and future students who have food allergies! THAT is the real prize! That was the hope, the dream and the goal! Our work is not finished yet, but simply by speaking out- we have been able to influence others to improve the previous policies.

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