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We’ve all been there. You are cruising through the grocery store and you see the words “Allergy Free.”  You stop dead in your tracks.  Your heart leaps and you do a little happy dance, right there in the aisle, much to your kiddo’s chagrin.  Prepared to throw four of each kind into your cart, you turn […] Read more...

TAGS: allergies, allergies food allergy, allergy, allergy friendly, food allergies, Food Allergies Conference, food allergy awareness







I’m sure you are all busy washing your teal shirts and socks and screwing in teal lightbulbs so I’ll be brief. I hope you are all having an amazing week to far. There are so many things you can do in your neighborhood to spread allergy awareness. I’ve seen many list out already so I […] Read more...

TAGS: allergies, food allergies, food allergy awareness





Parenting is a lot about choices. Picking battles that are worth it. Stumbling through things you never thought you would have to even think about and avoiding pitfalls along the way. Most of us question, sometimes daily, how in the heck we aren’t setting these kids up for anything but utter failure. As an AP […] Read more...

TAGS: allergies, food allergies



If you run in food allergy circles, I’m sure you have heard about the Netflix Original series called “Rotten.”  This six-part look into the food industry has certainly ruffled feathers in our little world.  There are many who are unhappy about the focus of episode two, titled “The Peanut Problem.”  One thing I have heard […] Read more...





From time to time over the years, I have seen gatherings of teen peers for the allergy community come up.  I have wondered if, when the time came, TealKid would want to participate.  He’s extremely social (not sure where he gets that from 😉 ) but would he want to partake with others who deal […] Read more...

TAGS: allergy, food allergies, Teens



A few weeks ago, we attended the Walk for Andrea to benefit Sick Kids Hospital Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Program in Toronto, Canada.  The Turn It Teal project has so much support from our friends up north that when we had the opportunity to meet some of them, and to help spread the word about […] Read more...




Yes.  We’re still here.  I know things have gone dark since this past food allergy awareness lighting season. It takes an enormous amount of time and energy to make it all happen, and then a while to recover. We rolled right from the lighting season into the summer fun times.  Our family has had some […] Read more...

TAGS: allergies, epinephrin, food allergies





Today starts the firs day of Love Remembers Day (or weekend) started by Aleasa Word through her Compassion 4 Anaphylaxis campaign.  She is an amazing woman, fellow food allergy Mom, an emotional intelligence coach and as if that weren’t enough, the woman can SING!  She is also a strong advocate for those with all kinds […] Read more...



Life is not cheap.  Expenses often include rent, a mortgage payment, insurance, utilities, medical expenses, clothing, and so on.  As a kid, my parents were not wealthy, but we had a home, food, and clean clothes that fit.  I don’t remember wanting for anything, aside from that one toy that always seemed out of the […] Read more...



We have had our share of issues in Allergyland.  We’ve been through skin and blood testing for both environmental and food allergies.  We have passed and failed, miserably failed, food trials.  We’ve had scopes and testing for this, that, and the other.  I don’t say this as a “woe is me” at all.  We have […] Read more...



Over the years I have been involved in the allergy world in a variety of ways.  I have been a community host for a national forum, co-leader for a local group, and been to many in-person support group meetings and events.  I have loved reaching out to people in all these ways, which is why […] Read more...




My first FablogCon post was about the Expo and the general ins and outs of the conference.  The TealFamily and I are still making our way through samples and placing orders for new products that won us over! I think daily of things I wish I would have thought to say to people or questions […] Read more...



As I mentioned in my last post, I had the amazing opportunity to attend FABLOGCON, presented by Ms. Jenny Sprague.  I asked around in the community: if you could attend only one event all year, what would it be?  FABLOG was the answer several times.  I wasn’t sure how, but we figured out a way […] Read more...



Have you ever walked into a room and looked around and wanted to walk right back out?  You wonder “What am I doing here?”  I think it’s happened to us all at one time or another. Sometimes we just aren’t in the right place or the right time for whatever reason. It can shake you, […] Read more...



Getting laws changed. Enacting new regulations. Starting a global movement for X, Y, or Z.  These may be things you think of when you hear the word “advocacy,” and they are amazing efforts. But they are not the only ways to advocate. Not at all. There are many ways you can be an advocate, and […] Read more...



Please continue to let us know if there are places in your area who light things up for a cause and thank you all for your input!  Thanks for all your great comments too! And our winners are: Alissa and Judy.  I will be sending you an email as well.  Thanks for your tips! Read more...



We are so excited to be able to announce that Turn It Teal was chosen to participate in Prudential Centers 31 Nights of Lights.  On December 5 at approximately 5 PM, please join Miss Allergic Reactor, Allie Bah, to flip the switch to turn it TEAL for food allergies.  She would love to see as […] Read more...



      I had the amazing opportunity to attend two FAACT meetings last week.  I learned so much that I could go on and on about: the amazing resources FAACT has to offer; labeling information; the latest information on OIT and quality of life for those with food allergies. I learned more last week […] Read more...

TAGS: Food Allergies Conference


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