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 breathe.

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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 lived in terms of eczema and allergies.

I moved around quite a bit before permanently moving back to Canada a few years ago, with hubby in tow and a bun in the oven. Continue reading

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Mail Theft: What To Do

I recently had my mailbox broken into and my mail stolen while I was abroad.

Having done lots of research on who to call and what to say, I thought I’d compile a list for anyone else who finds themselves in this unfortunate situation. 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 used in a plethora of products in every imaginable field. And although some people do have contact reactions to natural rubber latex, not many people have anaphylactic reactions from exposure anymore, especially not healthy children. This means that latex is not labelled as clearly as it should be, making EVERYTHING a potential hazard.

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