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Food Allergy Awareness Week – Bulla Nut Free Ice Cream

May 14, 2018

This week (13th-19th May) is Food Allergy Awareness Week. Bulla is a sponsor and I have teamed up with them to help spread the word about food safety options available for families dealing with allergies. Recently in response to consumer demands, Bulla has dedicated an entire factory to the production of its Nut Free Ice Cream, which is available in vanilla flavour in 2 litre tubs for RRP $6.99.

Bulla wants families dealing with food allergies to be able to enjoy ice cream and dessert confidently knowing that it is produced to the highest quality and safety standard without compromising on Bulla’s signature taste. I love to entertain. I love entertaining at home, having my friends over and I encourage my kids to invite their friends over for play dates. At home within my kids friendship circles, I often cater for kids with allergies. Most parents are very open and forward about what their child can’t have. When that is communicated clearly, some good questions to ask before the play date, include – Is the child anaphalactic? What action do I take if a reaction occurs. Does the child know what they can and can’t have?

Many of you would know someone who experiences nut allergies. My 5yo son, Sol was allergic to peanuts as a toddler. The first time he had a reaction, he broke out in a nasty rash and it really gave me a fright. I was worried and called an ambulance. Thankfully he outgrew his allergy, but many others don’t. According to The Australasian Society of Clinical immunology. Food Allergies occur in around 1 in 20 children and 2 in 100 adults.. Bulla sent me some of their Nut free ice cream to serve to my kids and their friends. It was as delicious as any other Bulla ice cream and I’m so glad that people experiencing nut allergies can enjoy that delicious Bulla flavour too.  For further info check out this link  https://allergyfacts.org.au

 

Note- Bulla has sponsored this post. My opinion is my own and 100 percent true

 

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Little Helper- A universal Stroller Pram Attachment

March 19, 2017

I met Jodie at birthing class almost eight years ago when we were both due to have our first children and ended up in the same mothers group. Whilst the coffee catch-ups and beach walks often involved conversations about motherhood and what stage our babies were at, we also had a shared love of travel, particularly Europe. Jodie has recently moved to Italy with her young family after a recent health scare, which made her realise life is too short. So where am I going with this… I love when mums are doing things to help others and making their dreams a reality.

Jodie has just launched ‘Little Helper’. As per the old adage that “necessity is the mother of all inventions”, Jodie realized that with two small children, doing daily chores like going to the supermarket, was all the more difficult – can you relate!?

Her children always kept getting out of the harness in the supermarket trolley, trying to stand up and basically causing mischief! Fed-up with the inconvenience of the trolley, she decided to shop with her daughter using a pram/stroller instead. However, she quickly found two problems with this strategy, 1). didn’t have enough storage space to finish all her shopping, and 2). the pram/stroller would start to tip over once the shopping bags were attached.  The latter happened to me once with my son Sol and it was scary.

So Jodie, like many of us thought, “There has to be a better way.” After hours and hours of research, she discovered that there wasn’t a product that addressed this problem, so decided to make her own solution.

After four years of testing, dozens of improvements, and hundreds of trips to the supermarket – Little Helper was born. Jodie has just launched her kick starter campaign. I have personally pledged my support and pre-ordered so she can beigin to help families around the world. My kids are too big for a pram so if Little Helper does take off I will be giving mine away via an Instagram competition. I know the hard work that Jodie has put into this and I want my friend’s dream to become a reality. All the best Jodie, so proud of your achievements and I hope Little Helper is a huge success.

 

It’s called Little Helper and when it comes to shopping and it’s a really big help.

 

To Support Little Helper click here and pledge your support.