Category: allergies and eczema

I’m Always Confounding Things

So I’m sitting in my bed feeling fairly crabby, and really not interested in writing – although I had every intention of doing so. I am reading people’s work, I am considering watching some back episodes on my iPad. Then my son starts hacking. If you know me, then you know my son sleeps with

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Yes, I had to put my fish down….

  I’m not much on writing prompts. I basically write whatever’s stuck in my head because writing is the only way to get it out.  However, yesterday I got an email in response to a comment I made on someone’s blog, this was the email: Comment: OK, Jen, I am intrigued.  You just left a comment

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Sensory Processing Disorder Can Be Funny Too

Once upon a time I wrote this blog. I wrote this blog under the guise of wanting to help parents of children with special needs. Most specifically sensory processing disorder, but also tic disorders, severe food allergies, environmental allergies and asthma. I also included spectrum disorders, because “They” were trying to place my child there. I

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No Angst or Venom here

I’m afraid I don’t have enough Venom or Angst to be a good blogger.  I am afraid I am too content.  Is my life perfect? NOT.  Am I always happy? Not Quite.  I am medicated. YAY! My husband has serious ADD. BOO!!!!  My son has sensory processing disorder and wackoness.  Love it.  But no Angst

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You are safe even when I am scared

How do you help your child feel safe when you are scared?  I had a lot of time to think about that today as we experienced our second anaphylactic reaction to allergy shots in less than two months.  If you read my post Would you know anaphylactic shock if you saw it? you would know

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Those Mystery Bumps

Isaiah gets mystery bumps.  Isaiah is allergic to peanuts, all tree nuts, shellfish, fish, eggs and sesame.  He’s anaphylactic to almost all of those.  He is also allergic to every environmental allergen they can test you for.  All pollens, tree, grass, flower. All the various dust and mold components, cats, dogs, you name it.  He’ll

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Would you know a serious allergic reaction or anaphylactic shock if you saw it?

Yesterday I would have said yes, unequivocally.  My son has been anaphylactic (meaning life threatening reaction) to so many foods since he was 9 months old, that I made it my business to be on top of it.  We never go anywhere without Benadryl and epi-pens, however up until this time we’ve never had to

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So You Want Your Kids to Smell Purty part 1

As I sit here researching my next post on kids and chemical exposure I just can’t help but feel a little overwhelmed.  The shear wealth of information out there on the damage so many chemicals do to us, and our children is mind-boggling.  But what’s even worse is the extent to which we, as Americans,

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Did Plastic give your kid ADHD, Sensory Processing Disorder, Allergies, etc?

Everyone wants to know why.  Why was my kid born with sensory stuff.  Why is my kid allergic to every food on the planet. Why does my kid have ADD, horrible eczema, hyperactivity?  Why, why, why?  I’m not a doctor, and I’m only a research scientist in my own mind.  But I’ve got a hypothesis

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Helping your child with special needs feel safe

Look folks, having a child, and especially a child with any special need, is going to be the most challenging thing you will ever do.  Hopefully it will also be the most rewarding.  The thing is, part of that challenge is constantly being your child’s advocate.  If you don’t advocate for your child, who will? 

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