Last week, I celebrated my 1 Year Anniversary for this blog, NourishwithRenata.com! Over the last year I have seen so many amazing things happen with this blog. In addition to posting weekly recipes, I have been able to host cooking classes and demos, meet so many incredible people and be featured on various podcasts and media outlets. I’ve started playing around with videos, improved my skills with my website and even launched a free e-book! I never imagined that I would have accomplished so much in 12 months. And I can’t wait to see what happens next!
How It All Started
For this blog post, I wanted to do something a little different. As some of you know, my healthy food journey really started after the birth of my first child, Olivia. As a first time mother, I was not prepared for how difficult everything would be. I was utterly exhausted, I struggled breast feeding her, and to make it worse, she barely slept and cried all the time. I lost all confidence in being able to be a mother for my child
We were able to get breast feeding help from a local lactation consultant, which really helped ease some of the worry. But Olivia was still not 100%. I started to think Olivia was having digestive issues, so we took her to the pediatrician. Based upon her symptoms, the doctor told us that she might actually be allergic to something that I was eating. One of the main allergies kids have is to dairy. So the doctor suggested I try going off dairy for awhile to see if it helped Olivia. …