Hey! Welcome to Peanut Allergy Mom. My name is Becky Bergman and I’m the girl behind the site. Before I launched Peanut Allergy Mom in 2009, I was a full-time business reporter for a handful of publications across the U.S.; I also worked with small businesses to help them develop content for their websites and blogs.
Today, I tutor K-12 kids and teach writing and blogging workshops in my local community. I also run this blog, where I share cool resources, helpful tips and tons of wisdom. In plain English.
I help worried people with peanut allergies – and their friends and families – to engage in the world safely and happily.
I say worried because that was me. I’m not a doctor, scientist, nutritionist or any other kind of medical or health expert. I don’t know how to cook and I dislike shopping (especially for food!). But after Matthew was diagnosed with peanut allergies in 2004, I was a nervous wreck. We didn’t know anyone who lived with a peanut allergy child; there were no local groups to connect with and no online resources to turn to for more information. We were ALONE.
I had tons of questions and very few answers. Even worse, I had zero confidence I could raise a smart, compassionate and healthy kid. So I just googled – and cried – my way through everything the first few years.
That was the long, difficult way of learning. And not a whole lot of fun.
In 2009, I decided to launch PeanutAllergyMom.com. I still don’t know how to cook, but recently I decided to embrace my inner chef and devote this year to learning how to prepare delicious, peanut-free meals for my family.
I’m a warrior mom with a decade of experience living with food allergies. And I’m a professional journalist, a whiz at research and a great writer who delivers accurate, quality content. And I’m a cool girl with an opinion and a voice. That has to count for something.
In short, Peanut Allergy Mom is the fun, informative how-to guide I wish I had back when we started this journey. I hope it’s as helpful to you as it has been to others.
New to peanut allergies? Let me help you – check out my cool Peanut Allergy Mom’s Getting Started Guide and read You were Diagnosed with Peanut Allergies, Now What? report. Also be sure to read Know-Your-Nuts. To receive recipe updates and allergy information right in your email box, SIGN UP HERE.
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