Category Archives: Parenting

Lessons in Life and Eczema

The last few years of parenting a child with chronic, often severe, eczema has taught me a great deal about life and disease. But one of the biggest lessons I’ve learned overlaps both topics, and is about trust.

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Summer of Family Love (and the Return of MY Eczema)

After a particularly busy Spring followed by a hectic working holiday back to London where I attended an allergy course at the Royal Society of Medicine, I decided to take the summer off to focus on my family and just … Continue reading

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Living in Canada with Allergies and Eczema

As Canada celebrates it’s 150th birthday, I’ve been reflecting on life here with my two kids (the one I gave birth to and the one I married), and all the benefits and compromises compared to the many other places I’ve … Continue reading

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Latex-Free Alternatives

After we discovered my toddler’s latex allergy (in a very catastrophic manner…), our once safe, child-proofed, food-allergy-friendly home became a danger zone again. The problem with latex is that it is a natural material (straight from the rubber tree) that is … Continue reading

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