• March 21, 2014 Posted on Holidays & Food Allergies, 0 Comment

    Food Allergies & Buffets

      With the Easter holiday coming soon, the topic of food allergies and buffets is surely to be on any food allergy family's mind! The picture above was taken when Morgan was 3 years old, and we ate out for the first time at a buffet for Easter. We really weren't thinking of all the issues that could occur! Have you ever done something that is so risky and only realized it afterward? Well, that's how that Easter meal was for us. We ...

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  • December 23, 2013 Posted on Holidays & Food Allergies, 2 Comments

    A Food Allergy Ah-ha Moment with the Holiday Meal

    If your house is like ours at holiday time - managing food allergies with the holiday meal creates stress. Stress for us means arguments about what is safe for our son to eat, and what isn't safe. Inevitably these stressful situations occur with extended family coming to our house for a holiday meal where we have entrusted others in the family to make safe foods. Our son, Morgan, is almost 18 years old, so managing holiday meals isn't anything new. We've concluded ...

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  • February 1, 2013 Posted on Holidays & Food Allergies, 0 Comment

    AllergicChild.com & Food Free Valentine’s Day Parties

    Valentine's Day is traditionally a day of chocolates and candies in celebration of the day. Too many of my son, Morgan's, school parties were laden with treats. I rarely looked forward to helping plan the party. There are so many ways to celebrate Valentine's Day without food - or at least with safe foods for everyone! Here's some ideas to help you plan a great safe party for all kids. Many of these ideas came from readers on our Facebook page here.

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  • November 9, 2012 Posted on Holidays & Food Allergies, 0 Comment

    Thanksgiving and Food Allergy Safety

    The Thanksgiving holiday is almost upon us, and if you're like us food allergies can take center stage! This can be a wonderful time of joy and sharing time with friends and extended family members. It can also be a stressful time worrying about what your child eats or what food is being served! A plan of action before the day is a must. We have spent Thanksgiving Day at home and at the home of relatives. I’ve found myself being more ...

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  • October 13, 2012 Posted on Holidays & Food Allergies, 0 Comment

    AllergicChild, Halloween Fun & Safety

    Managing food allergies and Halloween isn’t always easy, but we have found ways to have fun.  Since it’s a holiday immersed in food, it’s easy to become overwhelmed and want to not participate at all. Our son never allowed the thought of not trick-or-treating to enter his mind! Therefore, we learned how to handle the holiday and keep him safe too. Here are some of our ideas to enjoy Halloween and also to keep it safe: First, have your child choose a great costume.  ...

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  • October 6, 2011 Posted on Holidays & Food Allergies, 2 Comments

    Halloween & Food Allergies

    Managing food allergies and Halloween isn’t always easy, but we have found ways to have fun. Since it’s a holiday immersed in food, it’s easy to become overwhelmed and want to not participate at all. Our son never allowed the thought of not trick-or-treating to enter his mind! Therefore, we learned how to handle the holiday and keep him safe too. Here are some of our ideas to enjoy Halloween and also to keep it safe! First, have your child choose a great costume. The dressing up part was ...

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