Guest post  by Monica Jordan M.Ed. and MCMBT As I confessed in Mom, Mayo! Consequences of not Mindfully Navigating Food Allergies, I learned  a difficult yet powerful  lesson from not being mindful while ordering my son’s sandwich before his soccer game.  My inability to be present ultimately caused his allergic reaction.  Since then, I have been…

Post by Ann Caldwell and Maureen Shackelford, nutritionists and registered dietitians at Anne Arundel Medical Center.   Holiday food can bring on anxiety or joy, depending on your mind set. But sweet treats and heavy meals can be landmines when it comes to your health. Yet no one wants to feel deprived during the holiday season,…

By Tracy Bush, Nutrimom – Food Allergy Liason Repost in celebration of Oakley’s life and the 3rd Annual Oakley Gage Debbs’ Memorial Soccer Jamboree on December 2, 2018.   Has your life been touched by food allergies?  Are you entering a new journey that has turned your world upside down because the very thing that is supposed to…

Post by Andrea Balzano Tucker, MA   As a Health Educator, there’s nothing I like seeing MORE than people sharing info and resources about Celiac Disease.  There’s also nothing I like seeing LESS than info shared that isn’t fact-based but based solely on personal experience.  While there’s nothing wrong with saying ‘this was my experience’ in some circumstances, often times this…

Post by Tamara Hubbard, MA, LCPC Compassion: (noun)– Sympathetic pity and concern for the sufferings or misfortunes of others Log onto Twitter or Facebook on any given day, and you’ll see a compassion battle playing out in real time.  So what is it? It’s the battle between those that welcome compassion and those that refuse…

  You want to go WHERE? WHEN? This was my first response to my then 6th grade son when he said he wanted to go to Spain on the 8th grade spring break trip.  I figured he might change his mind in two years.  Nope! Since he was serious about going, I had to get…

Guest post by Suzy Brophy, preschool teacher and author.   Two years ago, I was blessed to have a little girl named Macy come into my classroom. Her mother requested a meeting before the beginning of the school year to discuss Macy’s food allergies with me. To be frank, even after teaching for many years,…

Guests post by Lisa Musician, RD, LDN Sending your child off to school for the first time, whether it is pre-school or kindergarten, is stressful enough. After all, this may be the first time your child has been separated from you for any length of time. Add the fact that your child could potentially have…