Good Morning Ladies,
We're so excited to have Allison as our December Mom of the Month! She has some really exciting things happening in her life this month, and we can't wait for her to share them with you! Read on to find out more about this awesome mompreneur:
How did you find Fit 4 Mom Richmond and how long have you been a part of our village?
I became good friends with Natalie through our church and she introduced me to this amazing company!
What do you love most about Fit 4 Mom?
The village and support I feel! I have met the most amazing women and they have all been incredible. Plus, Natalie is amazing and so inspiring.
Tell us about a Taste of Therapy? How did you discover the connection between therapy and cooking?
I have always loved cooking and have felt that it calmed me when I needed it. And we always cooked as a family. I can remember my Mom talking to me about certain problems or ways to help me manage while in the kitchen. Once I graduated from grad school and entered into the therapy world, I thought it might serve my clients in the same way.
I started small with my adolescent clients, talking about food, eating in session with them, and having them make simple dishes in my office during session. It was very basic in the beginning. We were making dips and no bake desserts in my office! (haha!) But, I began to notice them relax, trust me more, and open up. I knew right then and there, this was something. It took me about 2 years to bring A Taste of Therapy to what it is today. Now, I work mostly with couples offering them specific recipes that they can make that will help solve 5 of the most common relationship problems. I find it to be a great way to bring out what is really going on. Clients find it fun, creative, and approachable. These aren't the words typically thought about when going to therapy!
What are you up to right now?
I have been working hard on creating, Cook In! This is a cooking date night membership service. You will get a themed date night recipe delivered to your mailbox once a month. You and your partner will make the food together and sit and enjoy it from the comfort of your own home. I have included a themed playlist, movie suggestions, wine and beer pairings, as well as interesting conversation starters. I am also so excited to say that I have joined the Mama Retreat Team! I cannot wait!
I can't wait to get my husband in the kitchen with me! When will the Cook-In be available for purchase?
It became available on December 1, 2017. www.cookintonight.com
Yay! I'll definitely be signing up this week. Now that we know about your amazing business, tell us more about you and your family:
Who are you a mom to?
Blair (3) and Leigh (9 months)