About Me

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If you are here because your child has FPIES, check out The FPIES Handbook. It’s been wonderful collaborating with the Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome community to produce this book.

I’m a semi-crunchy, special needs and allergy mom. I had to quit my job, so now I share what I’ve learned and some of our story by blogging. Why Joy? It’s not just a name.

Definition of joy (Merriam-Webster)

1 a : the emotion evoked by well-being, success, or good fortune or by the prospect of possessing what one desires : delight
b : the expression or exhibition of such emotion : gaiety
2 : a state of happiness or felicity : bliss
3 : a source or cause of delight

This post explains more about why I picked Defending Joy as the name for this blog. My goal is to find joy despite hardships, special needs, diet restrictions and promote healthy living. I share tips, products & resources that can be helpful for families with allergies and special needs. It brings me joy when I can make another family’s life a little easier by connecting them with the right resource or product.

While our oldest daughter has many diagnoses, FPIES is the one that has the biggest impact on our daily lives.

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You can read more of my story at: http://www.noyouneedtocalmdown.com/living-child-fpies/

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A joyful heart is good medicine (‭Proverbs‬ ‭17‬:‭22a‬ NASB)

Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials (‭James‬ ‭1‬:‭2‬ NASB)