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Well, it’s official. Now that I blog, my family no longer has any reasonable expectation of privacy. Last week, I showed my husband’s face being shaved with a straight razor with before and after photos. He’d pledged to shave his beard if he raised $1,000 for breast cancer research, and of course, I found a […]
This post may seem off topic, but it’s not. My husband, Joel, joined his friend Megan Walker’s team for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation Run For The Cure, since she went through breast cancer treatment this year. As pledges began to flow in, Joel set a lofty goal of $1,000 and pledged to shave […]
Every since my son’s peanut and tree nut allergies were diagnosed six years ago, I have been an EpiPen user. He wears two EpiPens in this medication belt whenever he’s away from home, and his belt sits on a magnetic hook in a visible and easily accessible location when he takes it off at home (ours is kept […]
Usually when a father finds out that his son has food allergies, it doesn’t make headlines. Mr. Joel Stein, a popular Time magazine columnist, just found out that his son is nut allergic. Mr. Stein has a huge following, but normally his son’s diagnosis wouldn’t have come to my attention as a food allergy advocate […]
Thank you to everyone who signed my petition in support of banning peanuts from airlines. The petition now has 1,420 signatures, which is far short of my goal of 10,000 signatures. The comment page on the Department of Transportation site closes in five days, at which time I will post the petition there. I’m asking […]
UPDATE ON THE PETITION TO BAN PEANUTS FROM AIRLINES: The Department of Transportation site has 1,083 comments, which includes those against the proposed ban of peanuts on planes. My petition has 1,243 signatures in favor of a peanut ban. By my calculations, there are almost 4.6 million individuals in the U.S. who are allergic to […]