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Food Allergy Parent Interview

Food Allergy Parent Interview

“I wanted to share Logan’s story because I think it is a unique one. I think having such a list at such a young age is tough. He’s just getting to learn about food and everything he was given made him sick. He started to cry and shake his head no as I walked towards the highchair. He was associating that with the itchy feeling and it broke my heart.”

Redefining Breakfast

Redefining Breakfast

“When we made the decision to go gluten, dairy, sugar and grain free, my biggest challenge was breakfast. And then, just to make things really complicated, Miss 2 developed eczema and we had to go on a strict elimination diet to try to determine the triggers.

So, what can you eat for breakfast when you can’t have bread, cereal, nuts or eggs? The answer, as I’ve discovered, is veggies – and a little protein. It takes a little more preparation (although with a bit of forethought you can save heaps of time), but it means you can start the day knowing you’ve fuelled your body the best you can, and you’ve had a few serves of veggies without even trying. And let’s be honest, we could all benefit from eating more veggies.”

Food Allergy Parent Interview

Food Allergy Parent Interview

Anaphylaxis set in – this was something I had not seen before and had not expected to happen, the first dose of EpiPen did nothing and it took a second EpiPen dose to bring his breathing back to normal. It was very scary to watch my son go from well to unable to breath within a few minutes (15 minutes give or take) and I am very grateful that we were in such a controlled situation when that happened.

My journey as an allergy mum (the abridged version) and the birth of Mem & Maeve

My journey as an allergy mum (the abridged version) and the birth of Mem & Maeve

{GUEST POST} My days were a blur- I monitored what I ate and how it affected her, whether she was more unsettled than expected for a newborn, what triggered her eczema flares, and inspecting her pooh. I couldn’t keep track of all the information I needed to collect and communicate to the doctors, so I developed a simple Symptom Tracker.

Allergy Free Afternoon Tea interview

Allergy Free Afternoon Tea interview

Allergy Free Afternoon Tea is a beautiful book written by two mums, and is
filled with professional advice, tools and delicious allergy friendly recipes to help turn your afternoons from chaos to a time for delicious fun!

The Intolerant Tot Interview

The Intolerant Tot Interview

Today I’m talking to Sophie, who is a British mum of an adorable 16 month old, Lucas, who has a Cow’s Milk Protein Allergy (or CMPA) as well as many non IgE food allergies.

Healing Gracie’s Gut Interview

Healing Gracie’s Gut Interview

Healing Gracie’s Gut is a blog created by Sydney mum, Mel, who understands how confusing and overwhelming it can be when a child has special dietary requirements. Her daughter, Grace, who is almost three years old, has been diagnosed with food intolerances and leaky gut syndrome.

Cooking for kids with allergies

Cooking for kids with allergies

Do you have food allergies in your family? I would love to hear from you…tips, recipes, support, stories. You’ll find a delicious cake recipe here too that is gluten free, nut free, dairy free, and refined sugar free.

The easiest and tastiest toddler-approved dinner you can make during witching hour.

The easiest and tastiest toddler-approved dinner you can make during witching hour.

This dinner is incredibly simple, and I think almost anybody could make it. Even after a glass of wine…

The not-so-humble pancake.

The not-so-humble pancake.

Think outside the cereal box: the first in a series of healthy and quick family breakfasts.