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Life Update: From Caity’s Kitchen to Allergic Mama

When I started this blog (Caity’s Kitchen) in 2016, I was newly married and looking for something fun to do outside of work. My husband Nolan suggested I start a blog since I have always loved to write and bake. My perspective was that of a newly married woman in her early 20’s navigating food […]

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Owen & Allergies: 2-4 Months

This blog post includes information on the two doctor appointments we had for Owen from 2 to 4 months. If you are new here, the purpose of these posts are to document my journey, as an anaphylactic mom, raising my son Owen. You can read my first post in this series on the blog as well. 2 […]

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How My Allergies Affected Labor and Delivery

Honestly, I had no idea I would be writing a post on labor, delivery, and allergies. I did not expect my allergies would affect my labor, delivery, and hospital stay with Owen as much as they did. Sure, I anticipated having to share my allergies when I was admitted, but I thought that would be […]

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Pregnant with Food Allergies: Pushing Through the Third Trimester

I cannot believe I am writing this post with an almost six-week-old baby boy sleeping next to me. It’s amazing how long that third trimester seemed at the time. But here I am, getting up a million times during the night to feed my sweet little boy, not to get up to go to the […]

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Pregnant with Food Allergies: Managing the First Trimester

If you are reading this because you are pregnant, congratulations!! You are in for quite a ride! I am writing this 25 weeks pregnant, and am excited to share this time with you. Soon after I found out that I was pregnant and the fog of excitement started to clear, I realized I had a […]

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10 Other Ways to Say “No” When You Have Food Allergies

If you have food allergies, I imagine you say “no” quite often. No to food. No to events. I feel like I am always saying “no”, and I kind of hate it. As a people pleaser, I hate having to say “no” thinking that I will be disappointing someone. As a normal human being, I […]

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5 Tips to Face the Disappointment of Food Allergies

Having been born with life-threatening food allergies, I have faced disappointments that those without allergies would not understand. I’ve sat at the nut-free table from kindergarten through eighth grade. I’ve been to countless parties where I couldn’t eat a thing. I’ve been excluded from parties and occasions because people didn’t want to “deal” with my […]

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Six Tips To Enjoy Wine Tasting with Food Allergies

Being a part of the food allergy community, I have found that there are many resources for parents of young children with food allergies -which is wonderful! But what happens when these little ones grow up? I hope to be a voice that can lend some advice and help not only for young children and […]

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A Personal Note: My Life with Anxiety

I have to say, my struggle with anxiety is not one of my favorite topics to discuss, or to even think about. In the last two and a half years, I have struggled like I never imagined. This post is not entirely about my¬†food allergies, but I am posting this for two reasons. To share […]

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Enjoying Fairs, Carnivals, and Festivals with Food Allergies

To a person with life threatening food allergies – places like fairs and carnivals can be pretty overwhelming. I just got back from the Orange County Fair, and I must have walked past hundreds of people with chocolate bananas covered in peanuts, Reese’s donuts, and bags of peanuts. Safety is extremely important, but I also […]

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