Having been born with life-threatening food allergies, I have faced disappointments that those without allergies would not understand. I’ve sat at the nut-free table from kindergarten through eighth grade. I’ve been to countless parties where I couldn’t eat a thing. I’ve been excluded from parties and occasions because people didn’t want to “deal” with my…Continue Reading “5 Tips to Face the Disappointment of Food Allergies”

To a person with life threatening food allergies – places like fairs and carnivals can be pretty overwhelming. I just got back from the Orange County Fair, and I must have walked past hundreds of people with chocolate bananas covered in peanuts, Reese’s donuts, and bags of peanuts. Safety is extremely important, but I also…Continue Reading “Enjoying Fairs, Carnivals, and Festivals with Food Allergies”

It’s springtime – and love is in the air. There seems to be no better way to celebrate the season of love than with a wedding! While weddings are meant to be wonderful celebrations of love, these events can cause anxiety and pose a risk to people suffering from severe food allergies. I have been…Continue Reading “How To Enjoy Weddings (and other special events) with Severe Food Allergies”