Yolanda Latimer of Washington, D.C., is a successful corporate recruiter, but her true passion is feeding others.
As a single mom of three, she is always busy, which typically means she doesn’t have the chance to cook for her family. But when the novel coronavirus pandemic began, she found she had more free time on her hands to experiment!
Her 3-year-old daughter Savannah is immunocompromised, as she was born at just 23 weeks, so Yolanda knew she had to take every precaution to keep the toddler safe from COVID-19.
When Yolanda started working from home, she decided to make all their meals herself. That’s when she fell in love with cooking!
Since then, the awesome mom has prepared more than 200 meals for her family! When she posted photos of her delicious masterpieces online, her loved ones suggested she start a food blog.
While hesitant at first, Yolanda was inspired to go for it after she watched a documentary about Michelle Obama’s life. She started the website Londa’s Laboratory, where she shares recipes and offers online cooking lessons.
While she’s still working as a recruiter, Yolanda hopes she can make the switch to cooking full-time in the future. Until then, she’s loving all the extra time she has to pursue on her passion — and enjoy her kids!
“If you would have asked me before the pandemic if I’d be owning my own business and cooking, I wouldn’t believe you because I wouldn’t have time,” she told ABC News. “It has been a blessing in disguise. It’s slowed us all down and made us think about things that are more important than the hustle and bustle that we’re used to.”
You go, Yolanda! Not only are you an amazing cook, but you’re also a wonderful example to your children. Watching you will surely inspire them to chase their dreams too!
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