Thursday, April 30, 2015

UPDATE: Allergy Fun will soon be on Kindle!

It's been a long time coming, but we will be releasing a new book soon called Allergy Fun. It will be available on Kindle. If you don't have a Kindle, you can simply download their free app onto your phone or tablet to access all their books. Why not download it now, and check out what else is worth reading?

Our oldest son is now six and we have been on this allergy journey for over five years. It seems we will continue to be on this journey for many years to come, for both of our sons.

What started as a very lonely and isolating journey has led to a new path, and the discovery of unexpected friendship and camaraderie. Along the way, especially online, we have made connections with many other families who are travelling the same road. We celebrate the passing of food challenges, we mourn the deletion of a product line, we laugh at the insane hours we are kept in the kitchen, and we marvel at how our young people are growing and thriving, in spite of their many allergies.
Allergy Fun is based on our son who is at risk of anaphylaxis when he consumes any milk, egg, peanut or tree nuts. We struggled in the early days to find books that were relevant or helpful for him. There were a number of books very helpful for parents, but not so many for younger children. Some books had characters with "just" one allergy, while our son had multiple. We were unable to find many books that also encompassed the social and emotional side of living with severe allergies. Allergy Fun aims to fill that gap, with a blend of practical advice about eating safe food, how to enjoy birthday parties, how to still have fun with friends and most of all how to accept and appreciate the uniqueness of each individual.

I hope you enjoy reading the book when it comes out, and I hope it helps any little ones you know affected by allergies.