I'm Attending the Gluten-Free and Allergen Friendly Expo! #GFAFExpo

If you have been following me, you likely know that my youngest has a rare diseases called FPIES. This disease causes Lou to have severe food allergies. It's been a challenging and frustrating road so far, but I've grown to appreciate those companies that are making an effort to create popular and mainstream products that are allergen friendly. 
That's why I'm thrilled to be attending the Gluten-Free and Allergen Friendly Expo in Schaumburg, IL in a few weeks! The expo floor is filled with amazing sponsors who are sharing their gluten-free and allergen-friendly products with attendees. Each booth contains an allergen card so attendees know what their products contain. In additional to the expo floor, there are classes about nutrition being offered onsite. Here's a little bit more about the expo (from their website):
The GFAF Expos are the largest and fastest growing special diet consumer events in the US. Started in 2007, the events are professionally managed and have expanded from one to eight cities throughout the United States. In addition to meeting the needs of the Celiac community, the Expo welcomes those with gluten sensitivities, auto-immune/inflammatory diseases and autism.
I'll be documenting my entire experience on Instagram and can't wait to share it with all of you! 
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Living with Anxiety: Finding Relief

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A few months ago, I felt it happen. I hit my edge and then I started to feel myself falling over it. It was what I thought would be a normal Monday in our house, but by mid-morning I was in tears and sobbing. It was triggered by something slightly unexpected

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Life Unexpected: Heartbreak and Shock

I remember it clearly; the late-afternoon of October 22, 2016, my husband sat me down on our couch and confirmed he was leaving me. He was giving up. He had decided that he didn't want to be married to me anymore and could no longer live under our roof; just 3 days before our 8 year wedding anniversary. What was shared beyond that point is private but my response was visceral in many ways.