Peanut allergies can be severe, which is why Tia Mowry took immediate action upon learning of her son Cree’s sensitivity to the product.
“I was shocked to learn he was diagnosed with a peanut allergy,” Tia reveals in Life Hacker’s recent segment of Offspring. “The allergist told me that this is very serious and that we had to avoid exposure to peanuts with Cree and carry an epinephrine auto-injector. From that moment on, I knew our family dynamic was going to change.”
Things have certainly changed for the Hardrict household. Tia is not only conscious of the meals that she makes for her family, but she also has Cree to help her with the preparation process. “I’ve had to change meals and snacks we make at home,” Tia reveals. “My main thing is I don’t want my son to feel alone or different. Avoidance is difficult because a lot of things are made with trace amounts of peanuts.”
Mowry continues, “For children with peanut allergies and their families, the allergy is never out of sight or out of mind. Especially when you are outside of your household, such as at school, playdates and restaurants. It’s important to know that we all play a role as ‘co-protectors’ in being vigilant to prevent accidental exposure.”
Tia Mowry and her husband, Cory Hardrict, are also the proud parents of a newborn daughter named Cairo Tiahna Hardrict. “Having just welcomed my first daughter Cairo a few months ago, there is never a boring day in my house,” the actress shares. “I feel like whatever opportunity I take, it has to be worth it in order for me to be away from my children. If my children can watch it later on in the future and enjoy it/learn from it/have fun watching it, it’s definitely the job for me!”
You can catch Tia Mowry every week on her YouTube channel, ‘Quick Fix.’ Stay tuned for more celebrity mom news!