What Do We Trial Next?

All FPIES parents eventually have to ask themselves the all-important question: What do we trial next? It’s an important, vexxing, terrifying question. Early on, Darrel and I came up with a list of foods we wanted to trial. We picked highly nutritious food to get the most bang for our … Continue reading

Flying High

Hope you had a fabulous Labor Day weekend! I took the day off from blogging because I was working. That’s okay, though! Other than suddenly being required to be at work a little more than I’d like, my family and I are flying high! (At least, for the moment.) As … Continue reading

Salt Shaking

This weekend, Zac reached another milestone: sweet potatos are safe!! I. Am. Ecstatic! Sweet potatos are SO yummy and nutritious! After slightly over a week of sweet potatos, Zac’s weekly weigh in was a stupendous 28 pounds!! Plus, this week he’s done his usual “new food developmental leap”. He’s trying … Continue reading

How to Keep A Food & Symptom Journal

More frequently than I’d like to see, new parents post on the FPIES message boards. It’s almost always the same basic introduction message: “My child was just diagnosed. I feel completely overwhelmed! What do I do now?!” Every single time, the first piece of advice given is to start a food and … Continue reading

Meeting Another FPIES Family (Talking about the Crazy in Real Life)

Over the last two years I’ve spent a lot of time on message boards for FPIES families. A LOT of time. As a result, there are many FPIES families I consider “friends”, even though we’ve never met in person and, to be honest, probably never will. One of those families, … Continue reading

Brown Thumb Gardener – Baby Purple Podded Pole Beans

When I got home from work, it was almost midnight on Sunday. Monday evening, I went out to say “hi” to my garden, and my purple podded pole beans looked beautiful! They finally had some little buds on them. Last night, while watering the garden, I looked at my beans … Continue reading

The Triple Birthday Party

Last Wednesday was my birthday, and I spent it flying home from work and doing another goat milk run once home. Then I passed out at 8:45pm. I know. I’m such a party animal! That day was also the first day of the apricot trial break. Zac has been having … Continue reading

Let’s Talk Sugar and Real Food

For the last 22 months I have been sugar-free. That wasn’t intentional, it was an accidental by-product of the TED I went on for Zac’s FPIES. But still. The only sugars I’ve had this whole time were the ones my body created from the potatos I eat. When bananas became a … Continue reading

Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus

Last week we trialed asparagus on Jed. Thanks to the accidental lollipop ingestion the next day, I wasn’t able to get a good “read” on whether asparagus was safe or not.  So I decided to try it again this week. I’ve also been seeking out safe bacon for him. I … Continue reading