Erica Reid: Parenting Successfully Through Allergies, Asthma and Other Life Challenges

By Courtenay C. Hall

She’s been happily married for 12 years to music mogul Antonio “L.A. Reid,” has two children, Arianna, 11, and Addison, 9, has just launched her first book and Jennifer Lopez has called her, “one of the most influential moms I know.” Pretty impressive stuff! But if you ask Erica Reid, she never thought her journey through motherhood would have ended up in a book. After spending years in and out of doctor’s offices, however, Erica discovered that her youngest child had multiple allergies and serious asthma. That’s when she decided to totally revamp her family’s diet, “detox” her home and – as her children grew older – coordinate healthy routines for school and travel.

In her new book, The Thriving Child, Erica promotes respect, responsibility, creativity, spiritual balance and love. From health and nutrition to discipline and spirituality, Reid schooled herself in every area that is part of creating a completely healthy environment in which a family can flourish. The Thriving Child also includes in-depth advice from top experts, including doctors and celebrity mothers such as Jennifer Lopez, Nicole Richie and Melissa Etheridge (to name a few).

After reading the book, I sat down with Erica to talk about her incredible journey through motherhood and how she is making a difference… not only in the lives of her family, but for so many other families out there too.

To read the full interview please download the BELLA App for iPad, or pick up a copy at a newsstand near you!

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