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Meet Chelsea Stanley!

 

Chelsea Stanley is our Queen of Copy, lending her creative skills to Mighty Moms as both a writer and editor. She has been part of the team since the “Incredible Infant days” and is looking forward to watching Mighty Moms grow!

Queen of Her Castle

Chelsea is also the queen of her own castle and stays at home with her three little boy musketeers and their sidekick pup, Sir Duke. Her days are filled with sword fights, robots, dinosaurs and lots and lots of messes, but she wouldn’t have it any other way. Her mommy mantra is “Hands full, hearts full.”

She married Dan, her very own Prince Charming, in 2009. They started dating when they played opposite each other in their high school’s production of “Zombie Prom.” He was the zombie, she was his girlfriend, and they’ve been duet partners ever since!

Daughter of the King

In a season of endless poopy diapers, dirty dishes, and loads of laundry, Chelsea is ever-so-thankful that her identity isn’t rooted in her homemaking, parenting, or pinteresting skills. While she may sometimes feel like no more than a maid, she knows that she is actually a Daughter of the King and that her identity is fully rooted in Jesus Christ and his saving work on the cross!

Slaying the Dragons

Motherhood is challenging, and every mama has dragons to slay. Chelsea has battled milk allergies, miscarriage, and postpartum depression, among other dragons. She’s a little bruised from the fight, but she has also learned how to advocate for her boys and find grace for herself along the way. She’s all about #keepinitreal and hopes her own story will encourage other moms in the trenches.

When the Crown Comes Off…

When she’s not busy being the Queen, Chelsea loves snuggling with her boys and spending time with her four beautiful sisters. She also enjoys singing with her hubby, volunteering for Care Net Family Resource Center, and sipping on Diet Coke, a magical elixir from underneath the Golden Arches.

She has a real heart for women’s ministry and uses her God-given talent to write for women’s events at her church and for her own blog, Daughter Redeemed.

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5 thoughts on “Meet Chelsea Stanley!

  1. I’m so sorry to hear your little one is suffering from allergies. It’s so tough when you’re in the thick of it!

    I’m planning to do a post on this in the future, but in the meantime…here are some freebie tips 😉

    You may already have the list of all dairy ingredients, but just in case you don’t, this was super helpful to me when shopping: http://www.godairyfree.org/dairy-free-grocery-shopping-guide/dairy-ingredient-list-2.

    My diet consisted of mainly fruits, vegetables, nuts, meat (LOTS of meat!), gluten-free pasta corn tortillas/tortilla chips.

    For dinner, I found that using cheese as a condiment was helpful. For example, I’d make gluten-free spaghetti (Ronzoni brand was by far the best in my opinion) and my husband would put parmesan on his, but I wouldn’t put any on mine. Or for tacos, he’d have cheese, and I’d do guacamole. Guacamole and hummus were staple items for me and give a similar texture to cheese. Instead of butter, I used Earth Balance Soy Free butter spread.

    For breakfast, I ate fruit and either gluten-free oatmeal or gluten-free Chex cereal with almond milk pretty much every day. I used almond milk, but found that I’d get sick if I had too much of it, so I never drank it as a beverage. I just used it with cereal and when baking.

    For lunch, I’d often eat a plate of tortilla chips guacamole, lettuce, tomato, olives, onions or a hummus platter with carrots, cucumbers, etc, or salads with salt, pepper, oil and vinegar as dressing. I would also eat tuna, chicken, turkey. Most tuna has soy, but the tuna in water does NOT.

    For dessert, I rarely ate ice cream because dairy free is SO expensive, but when I did indulge, I would get coconut ice cream and put chocolate syrup on top (dairy/soy free!). From everything I’ve read, soy lecithin/cocoa butter doesn’t cause any allergies, so I would eat things with those ingredients…including some brands of chocolate chips. (I’m not a doctor, though, so make sure you check with your child’s doctor first!)

    A lot of the chain restaurants now have allergen menus. I could find something to eat at most chains using those menus. Usually steak…I know, rough 😉

    As moms, we’re often so wrapped up in our babies’ health that we forget about our own. So please please please make sure that you’re talking to your own doctor about your diet. He/she may want you to take certain vitamins while you’re on a restricted diet. Mine wanted me on a daily multi-vitamin and additional calcium, but that may be different from you.

    I hope this helps a bit! You’re doing great, mama. And remember…if for some reason the diet doesn’t work out and you need to switch to formula…you’re still doing great. Hang in there!

  2. Hi..I would like to know the diet plan that Chelsea followed while fighting against baby’s CMP n other allergies….as my 5 mth old baby has similar issue…n so i m on dairy /soy/wheat/seafood/egg free…gluten free diet.

    Pls. Help!!!

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