“I think there should be a rule that everyone in the world should get a standing ovation at least once in their lives.” Wonder by R.J. Palacio Yes, I’m late

Author bands

Tiger Beat Performs at YA’ll Fest 2013 I just found out that there’s another “writer” band around: Tiger Beat, made up of YA authors Libba Bray, Barnabas Miller, Daniel Ehrenhaft,

Best YA books of 2013

I’m torn about all those “best of” lists that show up at year’s end or for random reasons. Random meaning the writer was stumped on a fresh topic and needed

Food allergies in the news

When Amelia was first diagnosed with food allergies, I was desperate for information–and to feel less alone. She was the first kid I’d ever met who couldn’t eat foods like

Getting closer to a cure?

It’s not breaking news that oral immunotherapy holds promise for curing food allergies. The treatment involves giving a very tiny amount of the allergen to a patient in a doctor’s

Going to College With Food Allergies

College is a long way off for my children, but an increasing number of young adults are leaving home and heading to college, with a food allergy. Congrats to FARE

Handling Food Allergies During the Holidays

Nice, straightforward piece on CNN.com by Mireille Schwartz on how to safely navigate food allergies during the holidays. Helpful for guests or hosts. Have a happy one! (Photo from CNN.com) 

Nice, straightforward piece on CNN.com by Mireille Schwartz on how to handle food allergies around the holidays, whether you are a guest or  host. Have a happy one!

Sweet Treats for the Holidays

  If you’re looking for holiday treats for your nut, egg and/or dairy allergic loved ones, check out Divvies. It’s a really cute mail-order bakery that creates safe and kid-friendly desserts

Food Allergies and the White House

It was big news that President Barack Obama signed H.R. 2094, the School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act, into law. This law will help kids with food allergies by having schools