Balancing Life As An Entrepreneur and Allergy Mom

The Ins and Outs of Parenting a Child with Severe Anaphalactic Allergies and Running Your Own Skin Care Business at Home

Alexandra Galbreth knows what it takes to navigate motherhood as an entrepreneur. From starting off as a French Immersion teacher and becoming a mom to two children-  to moving to a new city and starting a whole new life with her own business – to learning how to advocate for her son’s serious allergies and finding balance with health and wellness. She is the true example of the ultimate Mompreneur. 

In this episode we discuss how Alexandra has managed to juggle life as a “Mompreneur”. She discusses partnering with the number one skin care brand in North America, Rodan + Fields and running her own business, what keeps her motivated and helps her to stay on track as well as what drives her passion for health, beauty and skin care. But above all and most importantly, she speaks about raising a son with severe anaphylactic food allergies and the affect that it’s had on their family’s life. She says, “ You are given this diagnoses and sent out into the world. Now what? There should have been some sort of counselling offered and more support. I felt like a fish out of water, learning the do’s and don’ts of allergies.” People often wondered how she kept her child safe and she realized there was a real need to help others understand what allergies mean and how lost and anxious you can feel  in the beginning stages of an allergy diagnoses. Just recently Alexandra has created a blog to share her journey and provide tips and recipes that she has learned and created over the last four years. The advice that Alexandra brings for all parents, including those of children with allergies and those of children without is incredibly helpful. After interviewing Alexandra in this podcast, we have a whole new appreciation for how terrifying an allergy diagnoses can be and the importance of educating others to prevent cross contamination. 

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If you want to know more about Alexandra and her journey through all of this you can find her on her blog at

Happy Allergy Mom

You can also follow her on Instagram at happyallergymom

Suggestions and Resources From Happy Allergy Mom  

Suggestions:

  1. Educate others-family,teachers,friends,principal,coaches
  2. Meet with Principal and Teacher of school to discuss policy and procedures
  3. Develope an emergency plan
  4. Empower your child with all information they need to know and teach them how to advocate for themselves

Resources:

The Peanut Free Cafe Book

Daniel Tiger Has an Allergy Book

Allergy Bracelets

The Kozygo

Universal Medical ID Tags and Bracelets

Rodan and Fields Skin Care

The Number One Skin Care Brand in North America!

Rodan and Fields

Radiant Defense Perfecting Liquid (1)

REDEFINE- Pop Sugar Quote

 

 

 

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