I first created a blog about 4 years ago, after our son was diagnosed with a severe peanut allergy, but didn’t do anything with it. I thought it would be a good way to educate our friends and family as well as just get my thoughts out there. It seemed like such a good idea at the time, but I didn’t do anything. A year later, I posted a few times but again neglected it. Now, four years later, the thought keeps nagging at me that I should utilize this blog. So, with a fresh update, new website and look I am attempting this again!
First off, I realize that there are SO MANY different kinds of allergies out there, and I do not wish to belittle anyone’s allergy or make a peanut allergy seem “more important” or anything of the sort! Living with food allergies is hard stuff, whatever they may be, and I hope all of my readers know that. I do not wish to offend anyone. This is just our journey – the challenges, things we’ve learned, and our successes and failures.
The last four years of having a son with a peanut allergy has been a roller coaster! We have learned so much about peanut allergy. It is hard stuff. Those first few months I felt like we were drinking water from a fire hose. There is SO much to learn, to worry about, to implement with your child and family. It’s so overwhelming. It took me a long time to adjust back into a more normal mindset and to not freak out about every little thing. And let’s be honest… I’m still working on that. Sometimes I feel like my son can have a normal life, and sometimes I am just overwhelmed by the dangers that are out there. I hope to use this blog as an education tool. While there are many challenges and adjustments we have made as family, our goal is to provide our kids with a safe and happy life. Welcome to our journey.