Tag Archive: Peanut Free

Candy Machines and Allergies

When I was little the K-Mart in the mall had a chicken game that would bock, bock, bock and drop out an egg if you put in a quarter. A quarter! and inside the egg there was a toy, ever the mystery, this chicken would call to us from across the mall. But we were…

Behind the Scenes

We have recently been attending family events where there have been numerous plates of food and treats set out for consumption, enjoyment, and comfort; little sandwiches, veggies, and delicious treats for everyone to enjoy. And while everyone else is enjoying them my husband and I are panicking. We are watching our daughter with our breath…

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Where Allergy Education Begins

The other day I received a text message from my daycare provider telling me that my daughter had thrust her tiny hand into the birthday cake of another child before they had even had a chance to put the candles on the cake or sing happy birthday. Great. But before I cried from embarrassment I…

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Pile on the Candy

Two Piles One Big One Small Our Daughter’s Candy   The big pile is made up all everything she can eat. The small pile contains everything she cannot (nuts, berries, etc.) Ahem… I said THE SMALL PILE. THANK YOU for listening. Thank you for being aware and considering all children. Thank you for caring.  …

This Halloween

Last year for Halloween she was a monkey. The cutest monkey you’d ever seen. Admit it. She ran from house to house, unsure of why she was allowed to go into strangers’ homes but loving every second of it. We watched from the steps as she dug her hands into bowls full of candy, eyes…

Who Do You Speak For?

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week from May 7-13 2012 here in Canada. I advocate for Mental Health Awareness not only because of my own struggles but because of the clients I work with on a daily basis and because of my many friends who have battled mental illness throughout their life times. “About one in…

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Her Survival

Understanding another person’s struggle or situation is difficult if you have nothing to compare it to. If you have never experienced anything like it yourself and have no way of knowing what they are going through. But to be completely blind to their struggle? To not care? That is where my blood begins to boil….

Ignorance out of Fear

Bringing awareness to difficult issues is very important to me. I believe in speaking up and speaking out! I also think change is an important part of our lives and our growth. But I understand change is scary. I know that anything different, or unusual can be frightening. There is a fear of the unknown…

When your Child’s Classmate has a Peanut Allergy

When your child is diagnosed with a peanut allergy panic sets in. It’s overwhelming. Organizing, informing, and educating seems endless, and in a way it is. But there is another side to the allergy. The classmates and friends that your child will go to school with, the families who do not have experience with food…