Why We Care
WHAT IS THE MISSION OF SAFE & HAPPY FAMILY?
We are a family on a mission to help others live safer and happier lives. As a family with severe food allergies and celiac disease, we believe in the importance of focusing on joy, nutrition, fitness, and faith. We believe that a safe family is a happy family!!!
WHY DO YOU CARE SO MUCH ABOUT FOOD ALLERGIES?
ARE YOU ALL PHYSICIANS?
No, we just play them on TV. (Or not.) Seriously though, we have absolutely no medical training aside from a few CPR classes. We are parents who care deeply about educating ourselves and others about food allergies and celiac disease and keeping our family safe. Please seek the input of a physician and do not consider any of our ramblings to be medical advice.
WHAT EXPERIENCE DO YOU HAVE WITH CELIAC DISEASE?
Holly (aka- mommy) was diagnosed with celiac disease in mid-2015 after a decade of health issues and spontaneous fractures. While we had a few years experience with avoiding allergens because of our little dude, educating ourselves about living completely gluten-free has been a HUGE adjustment. We’ll be the first to admit that we’re still figuring it out!
WHY DO YOU SELL BEAUTYCOUNTER?
As a family concerned about health and safety, joining the Beautycounter mission was a logical fit! As crafty as we are, crafting cosmetics is something we thought we should leave to the pros. What appealed to us about its brand is its commitment to safety and transparency – every product page lists a detailed ingredient list so we know exactly what is inside.
HOW CAN I RETURN A PRODUCT?
If you have any issues with a product you received, please contact us within one week of receipt and we’ll take care of it!
DO YOU OFFER ANY WHOLESALE PROGRAMS OR DISCOUNTS ON LARGE GROUP PURCHASES?
We love working with food allergy and celiac support groups as well as stores of all sizes. If you’re interested in purchasing our items in bulk then please contact us or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHO SHOULD I CONTACT IF I HAVE ANY QUESTIONS?
Feel free to contact us via the handy form on this site or email email@example.com
Food Allergy Resources
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO RECEIVE MY PACKAGE?
We are big fans of instant (or near-instant) gratification, so we do our best to get your goodies out the door as quickly as possible. Mondays and Fridays are our standard shipping days, but sometimes we are able to ship sooner!
MY CHILD HAS BEEN RECENTLY DIAGNOSED WITH FOOD ALLERGIES. I’M COMPLETELY OVERWHELMED AND HAVE NO IDEA WHERE TO START…
Celiac Disease Resources
HOW ARE CELIAC DISEASE AND FOOD ALLERGIES SIMILAR?
What celiac disease and food allergies have in common is the management. While celiac disease can not cause anaphylaxis, those with the disease are required to strictly avoid gluten for their entire life. With celiac disease, even a small amount of gluten is enough to trigger an auto-immune response. In both, label reading is imperative, as is strict avoidance to even trace amounts.
IF I’M GLUTEN SENSITIVE, DOES THAT MEAN I HAVE CELIAC DISEASE?
Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease that requires diagnosis by an experienced physician. The University of Chicago Celiac Center answers questions on this topic here.
WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE RESOURCES FOR LEARNING ABOUT CELIAC DISEASE?
Fortunately, there are many excellent resources out there for learning about celiac disease. Some of our favorites include: