This week, I ask my parents if they tried to pick my friends when I was younger based on how they responded to my food allergy.Read More
By providing authentic, hopeful & empowering advice, Tamara is helping families with food allergies live a life a Can! She is a true CAN Opener.
"That must have made you tired," my allergy says. "Everywhere you went, I was on your shoulders. I loved it though. I had the best view around."
When you have a food allergy, it's always nice to have friends and family looking out for you and caring enough to send you a quick text.Read More
"Dig in," Uncle Joe says proudly. "I worked all day on this. I hope you like it."
"What if Dylan never picked up his guitar? What if Hemingway never picked up a pencil or Picasso a brush or Einstein a piece of chalk? What if Neil deGrasse Tyson’ never looked through a telescope or LeBron James never dribbled a basketball or Buddy the Cake Boss never learned how to crack an egg?"
People who live in the Land of Can know what they can control.Read More
This week, I ask my parents if they ever argued about my allergy.Read More
Through the eyes of an impressionable boy, especially as that boy enters his teen years, males have the unique opportunity to be able to reinforce that even though you may have a food allergy and must be cautious, you can still be tough & cool & one of the guys.
"New York City is probably one of the most allergy-friendly cities in the world," I say. "I've been here 11 days. I've eaten at 13 restaurants! Welcome to New York City!"
Young people living with food allergies have enough adversity facing them. So let's continue to work together as a caring community to empower our youth to achieve excellence. Everyone has a role.Read More
Maybe their hands were clean. Maybe they just came from a peanut & mozzarella cheese juggling contest. Your son is "starving" and his "favorite chips" are calling his name. What does he do?
If your children can prepare for a changing world by solving their food allergy challenges time and time again throughout childhood, they’ll be experts at rolling with the punches when life starts throwing them other obstacles as young adults.
People who live in the Land of Can understand that change is what allows them to get better.Read More
This week, I ask my parents if they ever feel guilty about me having my allergy.Read More
Who is a CAN Opener in your life? Tell me who they are. Tell me why. I just might feature them in an upcoming Friday post.
"I got news for you," I continue. "Everyone has something that they're dealing with. No is perfect. Sure, my food allergy may make me different. But being different is what makes me normal."
Once and for all: Put that hand sanitizer down! It doesn't remove allergens.
You specifically asked the principal not to put Bobby Charles and your son in the same homeroom next year. And while the principal told you that district policy prohibits parents from requesting homerooms, you thought the principal would still do the right thing. You were wrong.Read More
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