#MyTealStory Food Allergy Awareness Week

Spending the last week reflecting on my son’s food allergy and how to spread awareness was such a great opportunity. I really appreciate FARE (Food Allergy Research & Education) and its food allergy awareness week. I also appreciate Turn It Teal and the incredible work it did to light up the world in teal. Inspired by both, I launched … More #MyTealStory Food Allergy Awareness Week

How to Teach Cross Contamination to a Food Allergic Child

Cross contamination has been a HUGE learning experience for us. When J.C. was first diagnosed with peanut allergies, we had no idea what it would mean for our reality. When you hear peanut allergy, you can pretty easily figure out we shouldn’t have peanuts in our home. Easy enough.  We threw out the peanut butter and … More How to Teach Cross Contamination to a Food Allergic Child

A Conversation’s Not Enough: Protecting Kids From an Accidental Overdose

Before I had kids I stood outside of a courthouse with a mom who was grieving for her own son. That mom lost her toddler to an accidental overdose. The boy’s dad was just taken away handcuffed for the death. He was the one who left the Benadryl on the counter. The same Benadryl that little … More A Conversation’s Not Enough: Protecting Kids From an Accidental Overdose