Welcome to my new home in the blogosphere! I am so excited to kick things off here and start sharing and exchanging information and ideas about living in our food allergy world. May is going to be an exciting month here, particularly as we celebrate Food Allergy Awareness Week beginning on May 8. FARE (Food Allergy Research and Education) is leading the charge and has ideas and suggestions for making the month of May a big time to raise awareness.
I can’t think of a better time to launch Food Allergy Arsenal. I’ve spent innumerable hours the last three years educating myself, creating recipes, exploring resources, and working my tail off to make my little boy’s life better (learn about my little hero here!). I’ve never wanted the restrictions of his food allergies to get in the way of him enjoying a birthday party. I’ve never wanted my fear of what could happen to get in the way of his happiness and ability to enjoy his childhood. I feel like I’ve created quite the “arsenal” of recipes, ideas, and resources to achieve these goals, all while keeping him healthy, happy, and full!
My dream for Food Allergy Arsenal is that it can be a place where we can all share ideas and tricks for living a food allergy life. I by NO means claim to know it all. I did NOT figure all of this out on my own (I was scared to death for the first six months). I want this to be a place for constructive discussion, recipe exchanges, and cool ideas that could improve quality of life for my child – and yours - even more.
I also know that what works for me may not work for you – that’s the absolute crazy thing about this food allergy life we live…it’s rare for any two situations to be exactly the same. But let’s collaborate and empathize and work together to strengthen and grow our arsenals.
Food Allergy Arsenal is on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest– we are out there! Find me, introduce yourself, and let’s be friends!