Meet Sandi Kornblum!
This month’s Meet a Mom is Sandi Kornblum! We are so happy to feature her this month. Read below to learn all about Sandi and make sure to reach out if you have kids with allergies!!
Where are you from originally and how long have you lived in town?
I am a Jersey girl having grown up in Somerset, New Jersey. Before moving to Rye Brook, we lived in New York City and Norwalk, Connecticut. I have lived in Rye Brook for 19 1/2 years with my husband Jeffrey.
Children and Ages:
My son Zachary is about to turn 19 and my daughter Amanda is 16 1/2.
Favorite thing to do with my kids: traveling, working out, playing games and laughing together.
One thing people would be surprised to know about you:
I played college tennis at Lehigh University. Being a college athlete was a great experience. It taught me so much about commitment, dedication and time management. I have always been the type of person to be involved in so many things at once and wear many hats and college was great experience for juggling life.
Are you involved in a business venture, local organization, a creative endeavor, or in the corporate world?
In addition to working for a local non profit, I am a certified Life Coach and Food Allergy Coach. I help families, individuals and children manage life with food allergies to achieve food allergy confidence so that they can live a full, safe and unrestricted life. I also work with schools and camps to create a safer atmosphere for children while they learn, play and develop. I give talks to PTA’s, camps and support groups on various food allergy topics such as safety and inclusion. My passion for helping others with food allergies stems from raising my own son who has life threatening food allergies.
Anyone special you would like to thank for helping you through parenthood?
Well, for starters I definitely don’t feel like I am “through” parenthood yet. However, We don’t have family close by, so many of our friends are like family. Raising children certainly does take a village and it is wonderful to have the support of so many amazing friends. It’s not easy for me to ask for help, but I love returning the favor and being able to help others and have grown more comfortable with the concept of “it takes a village” over the years. I especially love the small town feeling of Rye Brook and so happy to raise a family here.
If you would like to learn more about Sandi and her work as a Life Coach and Food Allergy Coach, you can visit her website at www.thefoodallergycoach.com