Halloween Candy Allergen Info at Target

The level of food allergy awareness surrounding Halloween has increased dramatically in recent years, thanks in large part to the popularity of the Teal Pumpkin movement. Not only are more people aware that some kids cannot enjoy much candy, they are also paying more attention to what goes into that candy. This display I found at Read More …

Thankful Thursday – 14 Ways Life for Food Allergy Moms is Easier Now

Being a Food Allergy Parent is hard. There is no doubt what-so-ever about that. But I also have a clear window into how much things have improved. Today for Thankful Thursday, I’ve compiled a list of ways in which my life as a Food Allergy Mom is better/easier than my mom’s was. I hope that reading through it can make you feel thankful too! Read More …

The Wrong Approach to Food Allergy Awareness

React with Respect This is the theme of Food Allergy Month this year. The campaign encourages others to be respectful (not dismissive, impatient, or mean) when learning that someone has a food allergy–especially if it requires them to take added precautions. This is certainly a courtesy we want others to offer us in restaurants and Read More …

Welcome Back!

Welcome to the new 2nd Gen Allergy Mom! As you can see, I’ve rebranded the blog! It will now be easier to see the connection between 2nd Gen Allergy Mom and Allergy Superheroes thanks to the new blog address: allergysuperheroesblog.com Please redirect your browsers and bookmarks to the new address. (I’m still working out kinks Read More …

Keeping Green Eggs out of the Classroom

March 2nd is Dr. Seuss’s birthday, which has nationally become known as Read Aloud Day. This is a great opportunity to increase literacy in younger children by sharing Dr. Seuss’s extensive collection of great kids books. Many preschool and elementary school teachers include crafts inspired by the books as a way to increase excitement and Read More …