I am a 33 year old Canadian woman that was born and raised in the suburbs of Vancouver BC and recently located to a rural area in the vicinity of Kamloops, BC. I have been happily married to my loving husband (aka. The Hubs) since 2006, though we’ve been together since 2001.
We are the proud parents for two amazing little boys, born 25 months apart, Bolt was born in March 2009 and Simba joined our family in April 2011. Although parenthood poses many challenges that feel insurmountable in the moment, each day brings unexpected joys that help us rise to the occasion and proceed with our journey in life.
I truly believe that life is about the journey not the destination and in parenthood, the journey is full of crossroads: when to introduce solids, if and how to attempt sleep training and when to start potty training all come to mind. Life is full of tough choices when you’re a parent, one of the hardest for me was finding confidence in my caregivers when I returned to work after the Bolt was born.
I’ve always believed that in another life, I would have owned a bakery, gluten-free of course. The showcases would be filled with goodies made with love that are both nutritious and delicious. Food is important to me: not only must my food taste good, it must provide adequate nourishment for the healthy growth and development of my children while meeting the dietary restrictions of my family.
I maintain a strict gluten-free diet Simba is lactose intolerant (though we hope he will outgrow it) and Bolt has a severe peanut allergy that sent him to the hospital after simply touching a peanut butter sandwich crust. Most recipes on The Momma Stuff Blog are gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free and nut-free; I only post recipes if they have been thoroughly tested and enjoyed in our home, but I have many more, so please feel free to send me an email mommastuffblog @ gmail.com if you are looking for something specific.
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I hope you enjoy our journey through life, please stop by often and comment regularly, I'd love to be friends.