The Angst of Parenting a Child with Severe Food Allergies

I just sat in the car and had a good cry. I was in the parking lot of my 11-year-old daughter’s school on her first day of middle school, but I wasn’t having the ‘oh my child is growing up’ type of cry. Instead, I was unexpectedly engulfed in fear about her life threatening allergies …

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My Wish for my Daughter as She Begins Middle School

I’ll never forget what it said: “You are ugly and we hate you.” That handwritten note was signed by most of the girls in my junior high school class and passed up the rows of desks into the hands of one of my best friends. Entering middle school was a significant turning point in my …