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Pre-Kindergarten Screening

I had a second meeting with the staff at our public Pre-K school about a month ago. I met with the principal, the school nurse, the current 2 pre-K teachers, the kitchen manager, the head of the districts food service, and the guidance counselor.  As I have mentioned my biggest concerns are the meals in the […]

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The Food Allergy Bloggers Conference

You may have noticed, that I am behind on my updates and posts. I want to apologize, and share with you WHY! I have been busy, busy, busy! What started as a joke on Twitter has evolved, and now I am hard at work trying to make a dream- reality! I am so very excited […]

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EpiCenter Medical Training

For the sake of disclosure, I did get to preview a demo of  EpiCenter Medical’s Training program at no cost. The following is solely my opinion of the course, and not a paid advertisement. I am a parent to two boys with food allergies. I consider myself lucky that we have only had to use an […]

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Food Allergy Science Fair Project

Last night Caleb had the school Science Fair. He was very excited to participate in it this year- [we missed it last year]. When he said he wanted to do the science fair, he did not really have any ideas in mind. I naturally turned to Google- to try to find appropriate 1st grade level […]

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Epinephrine Savings

UPDATE 2014: Both Mylan and Sanofi are offering ZERO [$0.00] Co-Pays for Epinephrine auto injectors! Go to their websites and download the coupons. This is valid until 12/31/2014. Epinephrine is adrenaline. It is prescribed to be used in the event of serious allergic reactions or asthmatic conditions, to help prevent anaphylaxis. There are now 2 […]

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Examining Educational Options [part 1]

My son Jacob is 3 1/2. He will be turning 4 in early September. I have been having some anxiety since LAST August about the idea of him starting Pre-K. I have had “Research schools for Jacob” on my to-do list since then! My anxiety issues are compounded by his health concerns. Jacob is a […]

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Valentine’s Day

Ah, Valentine’s Day, romance fills the air- but don’t let your guard down- there are dangers lurking everywhere for those who suffer from allergies! In a recent Mylan survey revealed that “as many as one in three parents report that their children with life-threatening allergies have experienced anaphylaxis on Valentine’s Day.” Naturally we may think- candy […]

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Epipen Summit Part 2 Presentation by Dr Ruchi Gupta

I had the honor and pleasure of attending a food allergy blogger conference at The Strand Hotel, in New York City this week.  There is something truly magical getting to meet people you know virtually, through Twitter, Facebook, their articles, posts, books and blogs. We all came to this meeting with no idea who the […]

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Epipen Summit Part 1: Presentation by Sloane Miller

I had the honor and pleasure of attending a food allergy blogger conference at The Strand Hotel, in New York City this week.  There is something truly magical getting to meet people you know virtually, through Twitter, Facebook, their articles, posts, books and blogs. We all came to this meeting with no idea who the […]

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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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