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SCHOOL 
SAFETY

July 27, 2018

There is no time of year that I feel more anxious about my kids' food allergies than I do right now. I wish I could say that my back-to-school fears have subsided over the last nine years that we've been walking this road, but they haven't. It's hard every, single year. And, I think it's so important to be honest about that. To all of the amazing teachers out there, this post is straight from my heart... My hope is that my wor...

August 28, 2017

I have heard too many stories that have touched my heart over the past few weeks to not follow up on my back-to-school series with this post. We've talked a lot about it here - this time of the year is HARD.  It doesn't matter how long you've been at the food allergy thing, with every August comes a whole bag of "new" that we must jump into head first: new teachers, new procedures and policies, and a new group of parents we mu...

August 7, 2017

Cade had his reaction to peanut butter the week before he was to start preschool. Really, could the timing be any worse than that?  I was already nervous about sending my shy, quiet little guy off to school for the first time, but now I was settling in on the reality that he could have a life-threatening allergic reaction to a food that is a staple in a large majority of preschoolers' diets. Understandably, the prospect of pre...

July 31, 2017

So, you've come up with a food allergy plan for your child - now what?  Like I said in my post last Monday, your child's allergies have afforded you a tremendous opportunity.  As food allergy parents, we can wade around in the awful pool of "what if's," or we can take all that ick and do something positive with it.  Since those are our only two options, let me explain why choosing the latter is so important: We make our k...

July 24, 2017

Over the course of the next three weeks, I'll be doing a series of posts to help parents AND teachers as they prepare for the upcoming school year.  This is part one; look out for the second post of the series next Monday, and the final installment (focusing on preschool) the following Monday. 

I'll be honest: I was terrified when my son Cade started elementary school. Coming from a church preschool where he was...

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