Author Archives: Karen Joseph

Flights, Peanuts, Allergic Kids — and, Yes — Anxiety

Preparations are underway for a wonderful family vacation this summer. But I’ve had an unwelcome visitor in the process this year. Flight anxiety. This isn’t your garden variety flight anxiety — worrying about the plane crashing to earth (I definitely have that one though). This is a fear of bringing my peanut-allergic son onto an aircraft and seeing him experience

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Protecting Your *Other* Precious Cargo on a Summer Road Trip: Insulin and Diabetes Supplies

Summer is around the corner and road trip season is almost upon us! The itinerary and reservations are set. Our car has visited the dealer for a maintenance check. Kids are safely strapped into their seats and we’re ready to go. But what about the safekeeping of insulin and our other medical supplies? The astronomical costs of these supplies and

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Being a Houseguest with Food Allergy and Celiac: What Do You Say to Your Host?

Invitations to stay with friends and family aren’t extended to us very often. Or dinner invitations for that matter. We’re likable people and our three boys are well-behaved. We’re great eaters and like a wide variety of foods. We’re not short on friends and family members either. The difficulty comes from the fact that we are high maintenance guests to

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