Daily Archives: April 7, 2016

What’s in my Purse? Food Allergy Edition

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As a food allergy parent you must ALWAYS be prepared.  Forgetting the Epi-Pens just one time can mean the difference between life and death-many people do not have enough time to wait for emergency crews to respond before it’s too late.  Today I am sharing with you what I always have with me and what helps us stay safe.


What’s in my purse? Food Allergy Edition



  • Double Epi-Pen Pack
  • Chew-able Benedryl Pack
  • Disposable Bags- there are MANY foods that trigger intense stomach pain and throw-up within minutes of ingesting.  These come in hand with all other matters of problems too.
  • Extra® Gum Spearmint– in the NEW 35 Count Packs!
  • Hair Clip
  • Lip Color


  • Wallet-it can fit all necessary medication.
  • Sunglasses- we live in Arizona.
  • Extra® Gum Polar Ice®
  • Handmade Bracelet
  • Business Cards


The new Extra® 35-stick pack of Extra® Gum Polar Ice®.

My Car Kit contains baby wipes, food allergy wet wipes, and changes of clothes.  Accidents happen and cross contamination is a real threat in our daily life.  I am thankful that at four he knows what the warning signs are for when he is about to puke BUT he just gets really upset when he starts to go into a full allergy-attack.  I mean honestly people of ALL ages get upset and frightened when they start to go anaphylactic . Thankful that at his school there is a team of people keeping him safe and educating fellow teachers and substitutes of the procedures that he requires just to survive.


On our trip to Walmart last week I was able to grab two more packs in the checkout line.  Super easy to find and I love that they fit in my purse or wallet.  Both Extra® Gum Polar Ice® and Extra® Gum Spearmint are available in the larger packs that are packaged in durable, recycled packaging.  Win-Win. Give Extra, Get Extra.


Extra® Gum Spearmint

I tend to have HORRIBLE breath when I am in new situations and am always carrying a pack of Extra® Gum Spearmint.  I am definitely happy that they now come in 35 stick packs!  WOOHOO.  It truly is the little things.  Be grateful that I have this with me-if we ever have the pleasure of meeting in real life.  I kid.  But really.

What is ONE necessity that you always travel with?

What is your favorite flavor of gum?

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