Today I chat with Anne Walsh founder of Allergy Lifestyle and all about her daughter who has a severe nut allergy like me! Anne’s daughter is now entering teen mode and Anne shares how she has prepared her daughter for secondary school, going to school discos and how she is learning to let go and let her daughter spread her wings.
What You’ll Learn:
- Anne tells me how they found out about their daughter’s allergy at 2 years old!
- Anne and her family are from Ireland, when their daughter was diagnosed there was not a lot of information available
- She talks me through how their family life changed, like the shopping trip! (Anne has 4 children…!)
- She talks me through how they started re-educating themselves and everyone around them
- Anne talks me through how she’s taught about her daughter about her allergies, how she’s prepared creches, schools, friends and family
- We talk about the fine line between educating child about the seriousness of their anaphylaxis but not scaring them into not trying new things
- We talk about having safe snacks and allergy kids picking first
- We chat about the importance of friends and making them prepared, such as how to use the adrenaline pens and knowing where to find them
- Anne and I agree that allergies are always a constant process of education
- We discuss our views on whether schools and homes should be nut free
- We chat about the importance of education for the allergy sufferer so that they can keep themselves safe and live a life doing all the normal things
- Anne shares the story of when they first went abroad on a family holiday and how they worried and how they prepared
- Anne shares how as a Mum it’s hard letting go even though you know you need to and you want
- Anne’s daughter is now at the age she’s going to school discos, I ask Anne about how she started preparing her daughter for being a confident, independent, and capable teenager managing her allergy
- Lastly, Anne tells me the story of allergylifestyle.com, the how and why it started
My Skillshare Courses
As mentioned at the end of the episode, along with writing some recipe books (“Gluten Free and Vegan Chocolate Treats” & “30 Days, 30 Dinners”) I have started teaching allergy safe baking and cooking! To find out what you like to learn about, I’ve started putting them up on Skillshare.
I’d love for you to take a look, so I have created some FREE enrolment links. Simply click on the titles below and it will take you straight to the class. You will NOT need to pay anything or sign up with a card. You will be able to watch the tutorial straight away 🙂
P.S. I’d love to know what you thought. Leave me a review on Skillshare or a note in the comment section below of this post.
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Chocolate Recipe Book: want the first chapter free??
For those of you who have been following my blog and podcast for a little while you’ll know I’m writing a Gluten Free, Nut Free, Dairy & Egg Free Chocolate Recipe Book. It is the ultimate guide to working with dairy free chocolate with an amazing array of cakes, cupcakes, cookies, biscuits, sweet morsels and other delights.
I am hoping to have this e-book published at the end April. But don’t worry, if you can’t wait until then you can get your hands on the first chapter including 2 recipes. (There are also 2 bonus recipes you get sent later….)
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