by Emile Baker

October 28, 2017

If you are at all like me, you have been blessed with an incredibly picky eater. You know what I'm talking about: the foods can't touch each other on the plate, any new recipes are met with severe suspicion if not open hostility, and there is quite a limit to what will...

October 6, 2017

She looked at me with her almond eyes full of thought, as if she understood everything. After a long pause she softly said, "It's okay, Mommy. I won't care if no one sits with me at lunch time." My heart broke for her. At four years old, she was exceptionally perceptiv...

September 24, 2017

When I was growing up, I was told: If life gives you lemons, make lemonade. My young daughter's food allergies are a pretty sour lemon in our life right now. Every event we go to is darkened by the looming fear of an anaphylactic reaction, by the planning for a reactio...

July 26, 2017

I'm an allergy mom but I'm not a fan of eating cardboard cookies or tart tasting chemical cupcakes. I'll give it to you straight: There are a lot of BAD allergy sensitive recipes out there claiming to be "delicious", when in reality, they resemble chalk, mixed with bug...

July 25, 2017

I still remember all the details from that fateful day; the heaving, the crying, my baby calling out to me from the back seat of my car, which was filled with that thick sour smell. I could feel my pulse pounding in my ears, and my poor little girl was petrified, sick,...

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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 Teallivingblog.com to help spread awareness and provide support for other food allergy families. Find this blog on FB, Instagram, and here!

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