As an entrepreneur, nonprofit founder and food allergy step-mom, Marie Tillman is all about creating solutions. Her company, Mac & Mia, is a children's clothing service that provides custom outfits for boys and girls — age newborn to 6 — delivered right to your door. Marie also created the Pat Tillman Foundation, a nonprofit that awards scholarships to veterans and their spouses in honor of her late husband Pat Tillman. She currently lives in Chicago with her husband and five children.
1. Silver lining of having children with food allergies?
Food allergies have made me more aware of what's in the food we eat and how it is processed. I'm constantly reading labels and asking questions, which has led me to seek out healthier options for my family.
2. Your go-to favorites for food allergies?
I just discovered Thrive Market, which is a great resource for a variety of food allergies or diet preferences. I love how easy it is to search for things, and it's all delivered to your door, so it's a no brainer!
For prepared food, I like Factor 75. It's nice to have allergy-free lunches or dinners ready to go on busy days.
3. Mothering style in three words
Engaged, empowering, available (according to my husband).