Hi, I’m Jennifer!
I’m a former esthetician who has
temporarily made a career shift to be a stay at home mom slash food blogger.
After learning about my oldest sons food allergies, my focus went from being a new and confused mom to so much more! It’s like I entered an executive position from the ground floor in being the protector. The food allergy advocate.
I dedicated all my time into research about food allergies and food allergy safety. I pretty much lost myself trying to protect my baby. Don’t worry though, I eventually found myself again, and even though I am far from the girl I once knew, I am proud of the mom i’ve become. A super-mom of some sort. I believe as a parent we will all come across that point in raising our children when we are so incredibly lost that we have no other choice but to transcend and come out on top. That moment is certainly something that shapes us and gives us that deeper connection into parenthood- for me, this is all it.
After Blake was diagnosed with an allergy to dairy, peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, and mustard I had to completely cut it all out of my diet. This was very tough for me as I had the run of the mill diet that consisted of everything. But, I was nursing and he was having reactions through my milk. With the option of formula and cows milk off the table due to his allergies- it was a blessing that I was able to nurse him for this extended amount of time. So it was something that was hard, but still very easy.
I spent over a year being obsessed with gaining knowledge about food and how, when chosen properly, it can heal your body and make you feel great. I have spent countless hours in the kitchen working on recipes that are not only allergy friendly but taste great too. I am far from a professional (seriously), but that doesn’t stop me. I take food allergies very seriously and pray everyday that my son will go to his next check up and come out allergen free. Until that happens, I will do all I can for my little man to keep him fed and well. I will advocate, educate, cook and create all that I can.
I have to admit one of the hardest parts of this whole journey for me has been learning to deal with the rest of the world. Those who don’t get it. Who don’t believe it. Who don’t have time for it. This is one of those challenges that will probably never go away completely, but just change shape as my child grows and faces challenges of his own. I am very thankful to have connections with other food allergy parents out there that get it.
Thanks so much for supporting my blog and taking the time to get to know a little about us!
I wish you and yours the best,