Ep.22 – Kitchen Hacks

Ep.22 – Kitchen Hacks

                AoA Info & Support Links If you enjoy our content and would like to support us, you can do so below: Shop You can also check out our social media outlets: Instagram Facebook This post may contain affiliate...

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Adjusting to Our New Reality: COVID-19

Adjusting to Our New Reality: COVID-19

Adjusting to our new reality!  COVID-19   Like everyone else, over the last 12 days, our reality has changed quickly and dramatically! To help support our healthcare system as well as to keep Shaun healthy (his asthma diagnosis complicates things a bit), we have...

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Ep. 21 – 504 Plans

Ep. 21 – 504 Plans

Ep. 21 - 504 Plans Links to help Manage a 504 Free and Appropriate Public Education Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 Q&A on the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 SAMPLE ACCOMODATIONS FOR 504/IEP/IHP     AoA Info & Support Links If you enjoy our...

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Why the Pharmacy You Use Matters.

Why the Pharmacy You Use Matters.

Do you love your pharmacy?  I know it might seem like a silly question, but we have found that using a great pharmacy makes life easier.  With the chronic conditions, we manage we are at the pharmacy often. At the moment, Shaun sees a pediatrician and three...

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Ep.20 – 20 Questions With AoA

Ep.20 – 20 Questions With AoA

  For episode 20, we're changing it up a bit. We decided we wanted to take a step back from a specific allergy topic to let you all get to know us a bit better. Hopefully, this will help everyone hear our thought process as well as a bit of background on our...

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3 Bean Chili

3 Bean Chili

In just two weeks, on February 27, it will be National Chili Day!    I am not surprised at all that we celebrate chili day in the middle of winter because it is a perfect winter meal! Warm, filling, and versatile.   As a food allergy family, we are always...

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Ep.19 – Special Guest: Nicole Ciuppa, RDN

Ep.19 – Special Guest: Nicole Ciuppa, RDN

Relevant Episode Links Nicole's Website Nicole's Instagram Nicole's YouTube   Main Topic(s) Our conversation with Nicole! Food Allergy advocate and content creator that founded Nutritionally Nicole, LLC. Nicole was awarded 'Favorite Food Allergy Blogger"...

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Loving Valentine’s Day with Allergies

Loving Valentine’s Day with Allergies

    Roses are sneezy  Foods cause problems too Let’s make Valentine’s Day  Safe for you!    It might only be the end of January, but love is already in the air. As you might be learning, when you live with food allergies planning for holidays is an...

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Ep.18 – Building a Support System

Ep.18 – Building a Support System

Relevant Episode Links Puzzle Board Main Topic(s) Why does this matter? Sometimes you need: a break to vent to have fun/be distracted an objective opinion comfort a cheerleader How to start building your support system Can be difficult, especially if you prefer to be...

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Ep.17 – Leaving the House with Food Allergies

Ep.17 – Leaving the House with Food Allergies

  Relevant Episode Links Epi-Pen Carrying Case Full Med Bag Large Lunchbox YumBox Leakproof Lunch Box Monkey Business Allergy Bracelets (What we use for Shaun) AllerMates Allergy Bracelets FARE - Celiac v. Wheat Allergy Celiac.org     Main Topic(s)...

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Ep.16 – Not Letting Fear Rule

Ep.16 – Not Letting Fear Rule

Happy New Year!!     Welcome back to episode 16 of the Art of Allergies podcast! We hope everyone has had a great holiday break and some time to rest and recharge with your families 🙂 In this episode, we discuss fear and how it impacts food allergy life....

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Ep.15 – Doctor’s Appointments

Ep.15 – Doctor’s Appointments

* * NOTICE ** We will be taking a brief holiday break, so this is the last episode for this year. We will be returning on January 1st, 2020.   Welcome back to episode 15! This one is all about doctor's appointments (and there will be many). You can check out our...

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Ep.14 – Auto-Injectors and Emergency Departments

Ep.14 – Auto-Injectors and Emergency Departments

Welcome back to episode 14! We have a bit of a different format this week, in that we don't have as curated an episode as we normally do. This is because we felt strongly that we wanted to talk about the reaction that Shaun had last week, and our experience using the...

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Ep.13 – Thanksgiving

Ep.13 – Thanksgiving

Welcome back to episode 13 where we talk all about Thanksgiving and navigating holidays in general with food allergies 🙂   Main Topic(s) Our Thanksgiving We talk about what our thanksgiving looks like and how it has evolved over the years How we plan and move...

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Ep.12 – Special Guest: Amanda Orlando

Ep.12 – Special Guest: Amanda Orlando

Welcome back to episode 12! This week we're so excited to have another special guest on the show for you all. The fabulous Amanda Orlando!   All Things Amanda: About PR and Past Work Instagram YouTube Buy her cookbook!   Community Connection A couple of...

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Ep.11 – Stock Epinephrine in CT

Ep.11 – Stock Epinephrine in CT

  We're back with Episode 11! Thank you all for being patient as we worked through our first major technical hiccup, it is very much appreciated as we only want to bring you the best content we can! This episode follows-up our interview with Senator Lesser quite...

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Ep.10 – A Chat on Capital Hill

Ep.10 – A Chat on Capital Hill

This week we welcome our first special guest on the Art of Allergies podcast! We got a chance to meet with Senator Matt Lesser, who has been instrumental in getting several pieces of Connecticut state legislation passed, as well as having food allergies himself....

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Ep.9 – Birthday Celebrations

Ep.9 – Birthday Celebrations

Main Topic(s) Birthdays with food allergies Shaun's 1st Birthday UNO Party! 12 Food Allergies at the time So many foods that we had not tried yet (barely on solid food) Shaun's first cake was actually a waffle 🙂 Creative improvisation is key! Shaun's 2nd Birthday...

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Ep.8 – All About Eczema

Ep.8 – All About Eczema

  Welcome to Episode 8! This week it's all about eczema. We dive into our journey through it, what forms it can take, and some of our tips and tactics for dealing with it. As always, we're not doctors or trained medical professionals. All of the tools and things...

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Ep.7 – Allergy Q.O.L & Relationship Impact

Ep.7 – Allergy Q.O.L & Relationship Impact

  For episode 7, we're going to be diving a bit deeper into some quality of life impacts that come from an allergy diagnosis. Specifically, we go into how it can affect your relationship with your partner/spouse.   **Disclaimer** - We understand that there...

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Ep.6 – Halloween & Teal Pumpkins!

Ep.6 – Halloween & Teal Pumpkins!

  Welcome to episode 6! This one is going to be about Halloween and the Teal Pumpkin Project! We know it's a bit early, but we wanted to talk about it early enough that anyone who wanted to participate this year with the Teal Pumpkin Project would have the time...

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Ep.5 – Reading Labels (Pt.2)

Ep.5 – Reading Labels (Pt.2)

  Here is part two of our Label Reading episodes! This second part focuses on non-top-8 food allergens.   Main Topic(s) What are the Top 8 (quick recap) All of these are required by law to be identified on food labels Non-top-8 Allergens are not required to...

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Ep.4 – Label Reading (Pt.1)

Ep.4 – Label Reading (Pt.1)

  Welcome back to episode 4! This is going to be part one of a two-part segment about reading labels. We're starting off here focusing primarily on the Top-8 food allergens recognized by the FDA. In part two we will go more in-depth with foods that are outside...

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Ep.3 Initial Diagnosis (and Life After It)

Ep.3 Initial Diagnosis (and Life After It)

Welcome to our 3rd Episode! This one is all about receiving an initial allergy diagnosis, and some of the emotions involved, as well as coping with new life changes and routines.   Two Key Take-Aways: You're not alone! Ideas about where to start   Finally...

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Ep.2 Back to School!

Ep.2 Back to School!

Welcome back to episode 2! We'll be talking about some of our back to school prep, and hear some of Shaun's perspective as well. Intro   Main Topic: Back to School! Our second year Our school choice (why Montessori) Pros/Cons Child-lead learning Food in the...

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Meet the Art of Allergies Family: Podcast Style

Meet the Art of Allergies Family: Podcast Style

Welcome to our very first episode of The Art of Allergies Podcast!   Thank you all for coming on this journey with us so far, and we hope to continue putting out valuable content now in Podcast form as well 🙂 This is mine and Linda's first foray into the...

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Learning to Live With No Answers

Learning to Live With No Answers

  Is that a hive? Eczema? Other unspecified rash? All of the above?     Having food allergies involves numerous changes to your lifestyle and approach to everything. Especially if multiple food allergies are involved. After the months it took to get...

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