Natasha Leggero believes the world deserves her children — and yours too.
“I wish I was a better parent. I wish I was more connected to my kids,” explains Natasha Leggero, a single mother living in Los Angeles who has had a string of serious accidents.
But the 29-year-old mother of two (her son is now seven and her daughter is six) says she does understand what it’s like to be a single parent. “I know how hard it is, I know how lonely it can be, but I also know that I should be doing better,” Leggero tells TIME. “I should be doing more to give my children the life I think they deserve.”
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For Leggero, who lives in East Hollywood, her son’s asthma and allergies have become a nightmare. After having trouble feeding her baby and taking her to the doctor, the New York-born Leggero decided to go into business, creating an allergy-free, vegan-friendly food line called OraSure. To date, the brand has created 15 products, and Leggero is now an author and brand ambassador.
Leggero says she’s found OraSure through a “tough” life — she has experienced many accidents and “disasters,” including a car accident that ended up in the hospital. During her many near-misses, Leggero has learned a lot about the importance of health and personal responsibility.
“If I hadn’t had a bad experience with my son, I may not have had the vision to do all the stuff I have now,” she says. “I may not have been the first person in the world to create an allergy-free, vegan-friendly food line.”
Leggero’s story is a prime example of the power of positive thinking. And she says she attributes her success as a single mother to the power of her beliefs.
“When you think positive, then everything is beautiful. I believe everything is good in life, including my son, my family, and my career.”
But for Leggero, who is an entrepreneur in Los Angeles and a brand ambassador, her “go to for everything” is her faith. And