Seeking A Cure

A cure for anaphylactic food allergies would give my children a chance at a normal life where food is not a danger and a threat to their lives but something to be savoured and enjoyed.  I want our children to experience birthday parties and sleepovers, field trips and school celebration days without being excluded due to…

Safe Inclusion

One of the things I have to negotiate almost daily are food related celebrations.  In school and out.  Recently after searching online, I compiled a short list of suggestions for in-class celebrations including birthdays. There are many reasons to celebrate during the year – Valentine’s Day, Easter, Diwali, birthdays just to name a few.  Sending…

Food Free Section

In November 2015, My husband and I made a presentation to the Markham Public Library Board asking them to consider introducing a section in the library where no food is allowed in order to be more welcoming to families dealing with food allergies.   In response to our presentation the Markham Public Library piloted a…

Our Journey

Our journey with allergies started in 2006 when our son was diagnosed with life threatening allergies to peanuts, and tree nuts.  In 2009 he developed a soy allergy.  Our middle child does not have any known allergies.  Our youngest has asthma, eczema and life threatening allergies to dairy, eggs, peanuts and tree nuts which were…

The Bright Side

I wrote this essay about 6 years ago to express how I was struggling to manage the multiple food allergies in my family.  Since writing it we know that our son is allergic to peanuts, tree nuts & soy. Our youngest daughter is allergic to dairy, eggs, peanuts & tree nuts. The struggle has not…

My Family

I am the mom of three kids.  My eldest has ezcema & anaphylactic food allergies to peanuts, tree nuts and soy.  My youngest has asthma, ezcema & anaphylactic food allergies to dairy, eggs, and peanuts & tree nuts. My middle daughter has no known allergies.