MariaLaurin.com is a weekly journal devoted to learning, teaching, and growing. You’ll find inspiration to grow your online business, eat healthier, and fun travel tips.
What I love most about sharing these posts, is that you’ll be able to try the things that have worked for me, while cutting out the trial and error (and tears). Whether it’s starting your online business, traveling with dietary restrictions, pursing a new hobby, or hosting a memorable event, I know we will have fun creating and learning together.
About healthy eating.
I’ve been on a healthy eating journey since 2001 when my son Ethan was born. By eliminating a lot of bad foods from my diet, I knew I could provide a good example (and milk) for my son. My next steps were to eat gluten free, then to completely eliminate grains, and finally to remove lectins from my diet. These dietary changes have completely changed the way that I feel physically and mentally. My daughter Nadia has joined me in this healthy eating quest and started selling treats that are gluten and dairy free. Believe me, if a teenager can make dietary changes, so can you! I will continue to share about this journey in my recipes…and I hope that you too will start to feel better soon.
Another huge passion of mine is helping others, especially when it comes to starting their own online business. I first started selling jewelry and rosaries locally. I knew I needed to grow my business by getting my pieces online, but I wasn’t exactly sure how to do that. After a lot of trial and error, I started selling my items on Etsy, Amazon Handmade, boutiques, and also nationally through Von Maur. It has been a long and interesting road that began in 2007. I still continue to learn each and every day. My hope is that you too will find your passion and that this site will help you along the way to getting your items selling online!
I absolutely love to travel. One of the biggest questions I get is how do I find foods that are safe to eat while I travel. I assure you it’s possible and have been to enough places to testify it can be done. I also love to plan out fun mini excursions…even if it’s just for a weekend. There are so many places to see in this beautiful world and I look forward to sharing these little gems with you. So get get your bags and camera ready…we will be off exploring soon!
So if you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed by your desire to grow your own business, eat healthier, travel more, or by the inevitable – everlasting change, I’m here for you! Whether you’re a stay at home mom or working full time, I completely understand the need to juggle work and home life…and I believe it’s okay and possible to do both. Thank you for visiting my site, I’m so glad you’re here! Join me weekly – there is always something to learn through the many lessons that life, books, and chaos has to offer
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