Hi I'm Annaliese
I'm a mom, a cook, and a writer. And I'm a Mormon.
Even though I have a bachelors degree in computer science, I choose to stay home with my two kids. At times I struggle with their stubbornness, but they bring me a lot of joy. One of my children is allergic to dairy, gluten, and soy, so I spend a lot of time researching recipes and cooking safe foods for him. When I find the time, I enjoy reading and writing stories, mostly fantasy. Although currently, I find myself drawn to telling stories about people with food allergies or other food problems (like celiac disease).
When I was going through changes and challenges as a teenager, I found a lot of peace and comfort as I read the scriptures and sought the Lord in prayer. So I have continued to do so as my challenges grew harder. The hardest thing in my life so far has been adapting to my son's allergies. I mourned the loss of alfredo sauce and our family's roll recipe. But as we learned how to eat without those foods, I have felt a great peace through the Spirit that my son and his trials well known to our Father in Heaven. It has given me much emotional and spiritual support, to know that I can adapt and that I am following His plan for our family.
In church, I help two special needs boys as they learn during their sunday school lessons and children's singing time. I have never been trained to deal with special needs, but I have two brothers on the autism spectrum, so I am aware of the patience and love required to help these boys learn about their Savior.