Hello, Friends! I am thrilled to be a new blogger for YummyMummyClub, where I will be sharing tips and anecdotes about living life with restrictions —allergies, intolerances, autoimmune disease. If I am a new face to you, let me tell you a few things about myself:

I have three kids who are known online as Speed. He is 7 years old. Raru is 6 years old and my youngest girl Bean is 4 years old. I have been married to my high school sweetheart for 8 years and we're currently trying to make baby #4.

We all eat gluten-free at home since Raru, Bean, and I are all on a gluten-free diet. My husband is lactose intolerant and Bean and I can't handle casein protein, so family meals are mostly dairy free as well. My husband and son don't have to eat gluten-free and my older kids don't have to eat dairy-free, but I don't like to make 3 or 4 different dinners so we all stick to the same diet for the main family meals.

I believe there are safe alternatives to most any recipe that don't taste like you're making a big compromise. I don't believe in complicated recipes that take hours to make and don't like the term “kid-friendly” meals, so recipes I share will be ingredients you can find in your local store and respectful for the limited amount of time we have to prepare a meal.

I plan to share interesting new studies, tips, and tricks for anyone new to the (un) restricted lifestyle and hope to have some information even the veterans will find valuable. I think humour is important and a great learning tool when it comes to teaching my kids what they need to know to be safe without overwhelming them or making them fearful. I know there are a lot of you out there who I can learn from as well and I look forward to your tips, feedback and, of course, welcome any questions.