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I'm A Mom and I Can't Cook

Yes, you read that right. I am a 31-year-old mother of seven… and I can’t cook. Hold on now, don’t get jumbled… there is a perfectly good reason why I refused to allow my mother to teach me to cook when I was young.



At least I think it’s a good reason. As many of you know, if you’ve read my work before, I am gluten intolerant. I have something called Celiac Disease and I was diagnosed at 9 months old.

So, when the time came to learn how to cook with my mom, like all the other teenage girls I went to school with… I refused to try. Kept telling her that I couldn’t eat that crap… so I wasn’t cooking it.

My stupid teenage brain was in full force back then.

Today, I have a husband and many children… so knowing how to cook would be helpful. Yes, my mother was right… don’t tell her.


Today, my husband teaches me to cook new meals regularly. I am getting better and do my best to push myself out of my comfort zone.




I even started searching for new cookbooks each month on Amazon to expand my knowledge… my husbands too.

I have to say, it’s harder than it looks. Especially when you have the fact that undercooked meals could medically harm your family sitting in the back of your mind.

I haven’t poisoned anyone yet… that I know of.


Are there other mothers out there like me? Are you just now starting to learn to cook or still refusing? What was your reason for not learning?

🧡 Shine Bright, Kayla

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