Our Journey

The Journey Begins

Thanks for joining me!

My story on this blog journey begins almost a year ago on February 18, 2017. On this night, my oldest took a bite into a pecan covered marshmallow left over from Valentines Day. Immediately, his mouth started swelling. We rushed him to the ER. After extensive allergy testing we found out he was allergic to tree nuts, peanuts, and dairy. Never, did I think that I would be a mom to a child with food allergies.

Was it something I did in his first couple years of life? Was it something I didn’t do? Was it the vaccines? Did I introduce certain foods to early? All I could think was ‘what did I do wrong?’ The fact is, I did nothing wrong, and dwelling on it was not going to fix the problem at hand. From that point on we had to change our lifestyle. Foods that use to be okay suddenly became off limits. I had to start reading labels on all food that he came in contact with. Eating out was no longer an easy option because of possible risks of cross contamination. The best thing I knew how to do was to just start cooking all of our meals. That way, I could have control over the things that went into his body. Now, I have always had a love for cooking. I grew up in a family of cooks. But, with two boys who like to have meltdowns right around dinnertime, cooking was not always my favorite thing to do. I wanted fast and instant, which isn’t always healthy. I went from cooking about three to four nights a week to cooking pretty much seven days a week. We do have days or nights, here and there, where we do take out from highly trusted and researched restaurants, but for the most part all of our meals are done at home. So, every Sunday night I would start to plan our meals for the week. This was the best way for me to stay on track and make sure we had dinner every night. Luckily, my boys are not very picky eaters. They will eat, or atleast try, almost anything. (That’s my little pinch of perfect, *wink*).

I would usually skim Pinterest for inspiration and ideas. After coming across so many mom ran blogs, I thought to myself “hey I could do this, right?”. I needed an outlet. Something to give me purpose, other than taking care of my family. I needed something for ME! After talking myself in an out of it, I finally stepped out of my comfort zone. So here I am. Ready to share my collection of recipes, tips and tricks, healthy-ish lifestyle (all things in moderation, right?), and also some advice here and there. Thanks for joining me on this journey. I’m excited to get started!

I also have a Facebook page A Pinch of Perfect if you would like to join me over there for updates on when I post! Thanks again for your support!

“Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. “— Izaak Walton


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