Letting Your Kids Quit (And a New Series on Homeschooling)

It’s official. Darrel and I have decided to homeschool our sons. I’m sure I’ve mentioned it as a distinct possibility before, but now we have made the call and bought curriculum for Jed’s Kindergarten year. In some circles, homeschooling is perfectly normal and acceptable. For others, though, it’s still considered … Continue reading

3 Years Old with 15 Safe Foods!

Zac turned 3 years old yesterday. For his birthday, he got his 15th safe food: baking soda. It doesn’t sound like much, but we are ecstatic! Baking soda doesn’t add much to his diet, really, but it makes everything he already has much better. Pancakes are fluffier, cookies are more real, … Continue reading

Tips for Managing Full Time Work as a Food Allergy/FPIES Mama

One year ago this month I went back to work full time. Prior to that, I was essentially a full-time SAHM. With two years as a SAHM and one year as a working Mama, I can now see how each situation changes my parenting in general, and how each influences my ability … Continue reading

FPIES Awareness (Still) Matters

Since the entire reason I started this blog is because my son, Zac, has FPIES, my next statement may come as a bit of a shock to you, dear readers. I’m kind of tired of talking about FPIES.  For almost a year, I’ve been less and less active on the … Continue reading

Ladies Prayer Retreat: Finding the Outside World Again

With all this updating going on, I’ve been mostly talking about Zac. Jed, however, has not been idle this whole time! He’s had lots of stuff going on in his life. Most of it, though, has to do with leaving the confines of our home, so it’s a good time … Continue reading

My Almost 3 Year Old is Weaning

“If the kid is old enough to ask for it, they’re too old to be nursing.” “Look, I’m all for breast feeding, but it’s just creepy when the kid isn’t a baby any more.” “That’s just…wrong!” We’ve all heard those comments about extended breast feeding. In America today, breast feeding … Continue reading

Remember Those Wedding Vows?

If you’re married (and traditional), you probably remember standing in front of the minister, staring lovingly into your future spouses eyes, and glibly, naively, repeating those beautiful words: …in good times and in bad, in sickness and in health, for richer and for poorer, til death do us part. I … Continue reading

When Band-aids and Bell Peppers Attack!

Well. That had to be the absolute weirdest sickness I’ve ever had. After I said I was definitely getting sick, I went to bed feeling like total dirt. When I woke up, I still felt like dirt…but the fever had broken! I spent the morning absolutely wanting to crawl into … Continue reading

After the Oats

Last Thursday, Zac had an FPIES reaction to oats. We were understandably sad and upset. More than that, though, this was the most severe acute reaction he’s had since his hospitalization at 7 weeks old; we were quite edgy about how his little body would cope with such profuse vomiting. … Continue reading

Outgrow FPIES at 3? Yeah, Right!

Sorry it’s been a week since I wrote. Believe it or not, the lost bag saga has continued through this time, and I haven’t had the time or the energy to write about it. I’ve been too frustrated and crying too much just living it; recapping it was more than … Continue reading