by Emile Baker

July 21, 2020

Hi All,

Please check out the results for the survey from FALA here, The survey discussed parents' concerns about food allergy management and schools repening this Fall in MA. Please feel free to use the results to help you to advocate. Please...

July 7, 2020

Hi Everyone!

Please take a few minutes to fill out this anonymous survey about your concerns, as a food allergy family in Massachusetts. It is quick and anonymous! Also, please share as much as possible. Let's amplify our voices, MA families! (English and Spanish Versio...

January 31, 2020

An extremely important topic related to food allergies is trauma. The more families I meet, the more I am convinced trauma plays a big part in the daily lives of people in our community and not only for the food allergic person, but for the caregivers, the siblings, an...

May 9, 2019

There is a false assumption that schools already have adequate policies and procedures in place that cover the specific needs of all children with food allergies. I have been guilty of this assumption myself, before my daughter started public school. You hear that a sc...

February 8, 2019

Life threatening food allergies are hard; they are an invisible disability that many people are simply not aware of. As you go through life, you learn to adjust your every moment to accommodate your child and develop new strategies to manage new situations. You learn t...

March 17, 2018

So......we are waiting patiently (not really) for next Tuesday when my daughter will be tested to see if her milk patch is working. She has been hospitalized for several anaphylactic reactions to milk over the years, and it would be a godsend if her numbers have gone d...

January 22, 2018

Around New Year's Eve I had a strange inclination to try to make doughnuts from scratch. Yet, how could I make them, egg, dairy, and nut free? Would they even be good? I really wanted to make something my little girl would enjoy and I was interested in using yeast for...

January 13, 2018


2 and 1/2 cups of all purpose flour

1 tbsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 cup of unsalted dairy free margarine, melted and cooled

1 cup of granulated sugar

2 ripe bananas (smooshed with a fork)

1 cup of dairy free milk

1 tbsp vanilla extract 

1 1/2...

November 23, 2017

I read a great Instagram handle the other day called @screwyou_treenuts. And I love it. I get it. That's exactly how I feel about food allergies. I hate them...with a passion. I wouldn't wish them on ANYONE, (not even those people who claim that eating a sandwich is mo...

October 28, 2017

I'd like to address something that is not usually discussed within food allergy clinics, but I think is an important topic that affects families. It is Post Traumatic Stress and anxiety in caregivers, who manage food allergies. Since my daughter's worst reaction, over...

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Emile is a stay-at-home to two children and former psychotherapist and clinical social worker. She cares for her young daughter, who has life-threatening food allergies to eggs, milk, peanuts, and tree nuts.She started Teal Living and to help spread awareness and provide support for other food allergy families. Find this blog on FB, Instagram, and here!

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