Saturday, November 15, 2014

Delicous milk, egg, peanut free brownies!

I found this delicious brownie recipe on Pinterest! What I love most about this recipe, because God knows I've gone through my share of brownie recipes, is that it's super easy and most of the ingredients are usually on hand! They have a gooey fudge like texture that my entire family loves!

Monday, September 22, 2014

When you get down on yourself, remember that you're fabulous!

So I find myself so exhausted these days, so run down.  Nobody said this mom thing was easy, I know this, so why do I constantly beat myself up?! 

So often I try to imagine how our life could be better and in doing that... I often forget about the blessings that we already have.  I've been so focused on what I haven't been able to give my children monetarily that I've forgotten about what I've given them already, my whole heart.  I given them the wonderful memories of  a good, caring and reliable mother.  As hard as it's been financially on our family over the last 12 years, I've been able to stay home and care for my children.  Something I never had as a child. I grew up with a single mom just trying to make ends meet. I felt her struggle every day.  

I've been so fixated on trying to give my children so much, all of the things I never had, and not realizing that I've done so much already!! I've made every single back to school night, every fund raiser event, every parent conference, everything.  Made every school lunch, tucked them in tightly each night.  Made fresh breakfast each morning. 

Yet why have I been so hard on myself?? Why do I continue to think I'm not giving them enough?? Why?? 

I'm often reminded of that famous Maya Angelou quote, "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel".
I think when you stop and think about your childhood, it wasn't about the house you grew up in or the fancy clothes you wore, it's about how you felt.  My kids remind me everyday that they feel great. That should be enough, that will be enough.  I will choose to accept my failures but in the process...I will remind myself that there's no such thing as perfect, and that I'm a pretty fabulous mom!

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Julia's Special Cupcakes: A Children's Story about Food Allergies

Hi everyone! Long time since I've been here and I apologize... I've been so busy with our online support group for food allergy parents.

I just wanted to let you all know about my book and it's new price!

Julia's Special Cupcakes is now available for only 99cents on Amazon! Please support me in my efforts to raise awareness for food allergies!
If you do decide to buy the e-book, please leave me a review to let me know what you think of it!

You can also find it here at my sidebar for the direct link to my amazon page!

Thanks a million!


Saturday, March 29, 2014

A 12 year old boy and his quest to film his first documentary about food allergies!

This young boy is trying to raise money so that he can film is very own documentary about Food Allergies! Watch his video, and share it! I think he's an amazing young man trying to do a great thing for our community!

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Support Group for Food Allergy Parents

Just thought I'd share this great support group for Food Allergy Parents at Please use the invite code: foodallergy when signing up!
Kinsights is a great website for parents, check it out for yourself!
Here's the link to the support group:

Monday, January 20, 2014

My new children's book.. Julia's Special Cupcakes : A children's book about food allergies

Okay, so I haven't been here for a while!  I've been busy working on my new children's book about food allergies!  I was also honored to have the magazine Allergic Living allow me to be their Story of the Month (home for the holidays).  It's been an eventful past couple of months!

My book is about my daughter and I baking safe allergy free cupcakes. It's sweet and encouraging!
Please look at my right side bar for the link that will take you directly to to buy your copy!

My book is titled Julia's Special Cupcakes: A children's story about food allergies

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Chick-fil-A / peanut oil

Just a quick reminder that Chick-fil-A cooks their chicken in peanut oil.  So if you or your child has a peanut allergy, you might want avoid this restaurant.