Longest 20 Minutes of My Life | An Epipen Experience

Originally Posted August 14th, 2014  View original post and comments here.  Last night we experienced our worst parental fears in the life of an allergy kid.   I guess we knew it would happen eventually, we were just extremely proud of our 3 year track record of defending our little angel from the foods her body considers […]

We have kept her alive for 7 years!

On her seventh birthday we celebrate her, and give ourselves a tiny pat on the back for keeping her mostly safe for all these years. I always go back to this blog post and re-read my words and feelings from the night we felt the full wrath of living with food allergies. Last night we […]

Our first Live Q&A is Online

Ou1Chance q&a screenshot

Some of the food allergy questions we answer on our first ever Q&A Live video are: Lisa asks. Where do you find your recipes? Lauren emailed us this question. When did you first learn that Shayla had allergies? Phil asks. Will she outgrow her allergies?! Sheila sent us a question via our website. What does […]

Day 1 of 7 | What We Eat | Cooking with Food Allergies

One Day of Food Allergies Meals

Today is Monday our first day of seven of the “Free From” Top 8 Allergen meals we often eat.  This series is seven parts and hopes of giving you a little glimpse as to what a typical week of eating allergy free, and free from dairy, eggs, nuts, tree nuts, soy, shellfish, fish, and wheat.  It […]

I Never Thought Dinner at Disney Would End in Tears | Food Allergies

      When we booked our trip to Disney, I never thought that tears would be part of the Magical Experience.  For nearly six weeks leading up to our trip to the Magic Kingdom, approx 3 to 4 times a day;  Jen religiously checked the Disney World App for reservations to Be Our Guest restaurant.  […]

Perfectly Free frozen treats posted a link to our Facebook Page

Perfectly Free frozen treats

Perfectly Free is a top 8 Allergen Free company based in Massachusetts.  “Our goal is to continue to create delicious foods that will help you and your family live happier, healthier lives. Our first offering is the low-calorie perfectly free™ frozen treats that deliver deliciousness without any of the most common food allergens. Their size […]

Sherlock Holmes and Cheese

Allergy Post: Today was a great day despite the gloomy weather and chilly Connecticut temps.     All three of my photo shoots got rained out, so that left our day wide open.   After realizing we had the whole rainy afternoon to ourselves

Managing Shayla’s Allergies & Asthma on the Road

I remember vividly, some of our first conversations while starting to think about our trip. Our first and primary concern, had nothing to do with what we do with our house while we were gone. It didn’t even revolve around how to we run our business from 3000 miles away. Instead, our main concern centered […]

The Magic Kingdom | Shaylas First Restaurant Experience

Well they say it is a place where dreams come true.  Our trip to the Magic Kingdom was nothing short of that.  We only spent one and a half days there but they couldn’t have been any more perfect.   We planned and planned, and honestly our biggest challenge was what to do with Shayla’s […]

Middletown CT Tree Lighting | Trip to the Hospital

On the night after Thanksgiving, we typically attend the annual tree lighting in downtown Middletown.  This year was no exception, but as anyone with an allergy kid knows, every social event is a ticking time bomb. The beginning parts of the evening went well.   Lots of great songs and celebrations.   After wandering down Main […]

Wheat Challenge Allergy Test Results

Today was the big day.  The “CHALLENGE” at the Allergist’s office. What is a challenge, why is it done, what can we learn from it and what will it do to change our life or not?

Memorial Day 2012 Camping and Another Allergy Mystery Solved

Memorial Day Camping 2013 Our next camping trip was Memorial Day 2013.  We chose to stay in Connecticut so that we can travel quickly and enjoy a short holiday weekend stay. We chose a great little family campground call Ross Hill Campground.  It rained for a couple of the days, but we had fun regardless. […]