I am the mother of three beautiful children.  My oldest has multiple severe food allergies, my middle child has no food allergies that we know of, and my baby is allergic to dairy.  Living with food allergies affects everything we do. Our allergic children are not the only ones living with food allergies. We’re in this as a family.

I’m dedicated to using this blog to share our daily struggles as a family, as well as my own personal struggles with mothering food allergies.  It is truly a full time job in itself to keep allergic children safe and included.

Food allergies shape the way we live, the way we work, and the way we play.  My husband and I are on a journey to create tools that will make our children’s lives easier.  We are beginning with trying to reduce the leg work required for dining out with dietary restrictions.  We have built an app for iPhone and iPad called YoDish.  With this app, you can review specific dishes at specific locations and share the experience with others who share your dietary profile.  It’s not only for those with food allergies, but also vegans, vegetarians, and gluten free patrons.  The app is free, so check it out and add your favorite dishes!!!

YoDish iPhone App

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  1. I definitely agree, my Dad and I (my food allergies are genetic) really couldn’t live as we do and feel safe eating at home if our family wasn’t on board. I am very thankful for it and feel it is a really selfless thing to do to change your lifestyle for someone else 🙂

  2. HI,
    I’m a fellow mother of a toddler with severe multiple food allergies and I recently wrote a book about a girl with food allergies and I’d like to know if you’d be interested in sharing the book with your readers. A portion of the proceeds from each book is going toward the Food Allergy Kids of Atlanta, however our mission is all the same: Raise Awareness and increase inclusion for those with food allergies. Here’s the link: https://www.createspace.com/3849834?ref=1147694&utm_id=6026 And thanks in advance for your support

  3. Hi Emily,
    My name is Alexandra Sifferlin and I am a health reporter for TIME.com. I am writing a story about the economic toll food allergies can have on families, and I am wondering if you could weigh in? My email is alexandra_sifferlin[at]timeinc[dotcom].

  4. Hi Emily, I just found your blog, which is great, but then saw the YoDish app. Is this going to be available on google play soon? My son has a severe peanut allergy and I could really use this!!


    • Hi Tracy! I’m glad you are enjoying the blog. We do have plans to expand to other platforms as soon as we get the app in a more final version. We are in a push to use feedback from users, as well as our own ideas to improve the app and get it to a point where it does everything we think will be useful. As we use it more, we keep figuring out better ways and more functions we would like it to have. When we feel like we are at a more final version, we will begin building it for other platforms. We’re not far from that stage, so hopefully your son can benefit very soon. Thanks for the question and thanks for reading!

  5. Hello from another food allergy mum, I look forward to reading about your food allergy adventures. I recently started a blog about food allergies too, come over and say hi, hopefully we can help each other out 🙂

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