Currently Browsing: July 2014

Come Join Me at the Kids with Food Allergies Strides for Safe Kids Mall Walk!

I am really excited about the Strides for Safe Kids Mall Walk and Expo coming up in September.  I wasn’t aware of the event in prior years, mainly because I wasn’t so in tune with the food allergy world like I am today.  As part of my new Food Allergy support group we are working […]

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So… What Does the “Top 8” Mean?

I refer to the “top 8” at least once or twice a week… to friends, relatives, to the public, and sometimes I forget what life was like before I learned about food allergies, so I wanted to share some information on this in preparation for a challenge that I’m hosting on August 8 to eliminate the top […]

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OATrageous Oatmeals: Review & OXO Giveaway + Recipe

Since oats are one of our safe allergy-friendly foods I was particularly excited about reviewing the new cookbook, OATrageous Oatmeals by Kathy Hester, which is coming out in September.  The new book has recipes to show you oats in a whole new light, and far from my usual uses for them. I was invited to be in the review […]

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Local? Tune in to Bux-Mont Live this Saturday

I had the wonderful opportunity to go speak at our local radio station today for a program that will be airing this Saturday (July 26th) morning.  John Ralston, the host of Bux-Mont Live, was so gracious and asked some wonderful questions about food allergies. I shared much of our story during the first segment and […]

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Traveling Tips with a Food Allergy Toddler

Last week was our first time traveling overnight with our food allergy daughter for our first official family vacation.  While we were both excited and nervous, I am happy to report that we had a wonderful time and all went well! I found being both prepared and not expecting a “vacation” of lounging around helped… and having […]

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Five Things {Weekly Link-up Party} – Easy Ways to Help Bees

I haven’t posted much about bees or beekeeping on the blog and if you didn’t know I am a beekeeper and passionate about saving and keeping our little furry friends alive. Becoming a beekeeper might not be something people want to jump headfirst into, but if you want to help bees there are many easy ways […]

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Chestnut Street Playground {Project, Review & Photos}

A project I was involved in before I was even pregnant with my daughter was the Chestnut Street Playground project.  The playground at Chestnut Street and Wile Avenue in the Souderton (Pennsylvania) Community was in desperate need of repair. The playground had been a gathering place for children and families but over time it had seen years of heavy […]

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Five Things {Weekly Link-up} – One Dish Dinners (Top 8 Free)

My husband and I recently talked about doing a bit more cooking, and although I love to bake, I’m much less of a cook, but I also have been getting bored with our usual meals so I decided I’d like to learn how to cook little better (and more efficiently) for the family. My main […]

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Seriously… Pineapple!?

What did I ever do to you, but love you?!  Seriously, can my daughter be life-threatening allergic to pineapple?!?  Yup.  She is. My husband and I recently had our daughter allergy skin tested for some additional foods because we were scared to give her any new foods based on kiwi triggering an anaphylactic episode at 11 […]

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Blueberry Recipe Round-Up {Allergy-Friendly}

In our area nothing says July like fresh-picked blueberries.  We have 5 bushes of our own on our property and they are delicious.   We’ve picked about 1/8th of them so far, and we’re also heading out to pick-your-own blueberries this week with our food allergy group. (Here we are below gathering up a snack […]

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