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Jerome Bettis on Food Allergies and …Temptation

“We gain the strength of the temptation we resist” – Ralph Waldo Emerson I don’t follow football. But when I learned that Jerome Bettis, football legend, is also a food allergy spokesperson and role model, I learned fast: Jerome Bettis, former Pittsburgh Steelers Running Back is viewed as of the best all-time running backs in […]

Mothers Day with a Food Allergy Veteran: Meet Colette Martin of Learning To Bake Allergen Free

My kitchen shelves hold almost every allergy friendly cookbook known to man. But Learning to Bake Allergen Free by Colette Martin is one of the most instructive, specific and foolproof for me . Let’s face it: We allergy moms are dealing with a new medium when we try to fiddle our way to batch of […]

The FARE New York City Annual Spring Luncheon

I wrote this piece for the fantastic site, last week, after the FARE Spring Luncheon: FARE Spring Fundraiser: Reflections from a Table Near the Front APRIL 20, 2013 1 COMMENT By Susan Weissman As a long-time but no-less-weary food allergy mom, author and advocate I’ve attended the FARE Annual Spring NYC Luncheon for several […]

Kids With Food Allergies and the Allergy and Asthma Foundation of America are Merging

This will be a good thing for our allergic population. The Press Release (since I can’t write it better): ASTHMA, ALLERGY NONPROFITS TO MERGE AND FIGHT COMMON DISEASES TOGETHER Group Will Expand Traditional Outreach and Online Communities, the Combination Patients Want (Washington, DC, February 15, 2013) The patient organization with the largest online community for […]

Food Allergies: Bullying…Teasing…Let’s Call The Whole Thing Off

I’ve spent the winter holidays enjoying my family and, in effect, muted by the recent surge of media surrounding the topic of “bullying” in regards, to food allergies. In case you missed this information stream (and if you are reading this post than it’s very unlikely) here is one of so many – a Time […]

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America Supports Feeding Eden

I’m so looking forward speaking  and reading from my memoir at a support group event sponsored by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America—New England Chapter, this Thursday November 15th, at the Newton Wellesley Hospital. If you live in the greater Boston area I’d love to see you there. For more information on the event […]

FAAN and FAI Merge as FARE!

Readers might be interested in the latest progress report from the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network and the Food Allergy Initiative: “We are pleased to announce that the merger between the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN) and the Food Allergy Initiative (FAI) has been completed. Our new organization, dedicated to food allergy research and […]

FAAN Walk For Food Allergy in Westchester NY

“My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was sixty. She’s ninety-seven now, and we don’t know where the heck she is.”  – Ellen DeGeneres Okay that quote has nothing to do with food allergies but I LOVE Ellen DeGeneres’ humor (as does my son Eden) and really, if you think about it  – it’s […]

“She Gets It” – A Review of Feeding Eden

When life gets hard I want to be gotten.  I want to be understood and seen with clarity by the people I share my life with. Most of us do. This weekend, in a book review posted by The Food Allergy Mom, this weekend, she paid me a high compliment. She felt that my story, […]

Spoonrests For The Soul

Spoonrests. I have several. If you are the parent of food allergic child, you may have already figured this one out: I don’t want to rest Eden’s cookware near any other utensil that might have an allergen on it. In our situation (multiple anaphylactic food allergies) I don’t cook dairy and soy free because I […]