Baseline? What’s That?

This. Is getting. Ridiculous. Last month, we all got sick after our Chicago trip. Jed and Darrel bounced back quickly, but Zac and I had a harder time recovering. We had barely begun feeling better when, about three weeks ago, we all got the stomach bug. Seriously? Apparently, every Fall … Continue reading

Homemade Sea Salt Hand Scrub

This winter is being particularly rough on my hands. They’re cracking and severely dry, no matter how much hand cream I slather on. Long before I delved into the food allergy world, I made my own sea salt hand scrub. With my hands so dry and icky lately, I remembered … Continue reading

Perfect Homemade Dry Shampoo for Brunettes

The lifestyle and duties of a Flight Attendant have changed enormously since the 1960’s. Back then, stick thin single gals (and a few fellas, too) happily catered to wealthy customers who preferred to travel in style. I hear there were some AWESOME parties, too. Nowadays, Flight Attendants are more likely … Continue reading

The DARK Act

There is a piece of legislation currently in committee (the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health) in Washington. Very shortly, this esteemed body will vote on whether the proposed bill should be presented to the House for vote. The proposed bill? H.R. 4432: Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of … Continue reading

Brown Thumb Gardener: Diatomaceous Earth

The garden is growing beautifully, helped along by almost a week of lovely rain. The pole beans are almost 5 feet tall already, and the basil and cucumbers are getting bushier by the day. The carrots, so slow in starting, are really beginning to show their stuff, and the chard … 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

Zac Is TWO

Saturday, my baby turned two.  TWO, Y’ALL! <sniff> I guess he’s not really a baby any more. <sniff sniff> Anyway… Last week I had to work, and while I was gone I left instructions with my Mom to continue putting the garlic oil in his ears. I’d only been gone … Continue reading

FAAW Frugal Friday – Grocery Shopping With Food Allergies

Today’s Frugal Friday post is a little different than normal. Instead of offering a frugal tip, today I’m hoping to bring awareness of the costs of food allergies to NON-food allergic families.  Grocery shopping with food allergies is not for the faint of heart, you see.  Food allergy families are … Continue reading

I Still Have FPIES Eyes

Long-time readers, you’re probably bored with this post by now, but because I have received such positive feedback on it, I’m re-posting it in honor of FAAW (Food Allergy Awareness Week). Just like I did last year.  Think of this as the “It’s A Wonderful Life” of my little food … Continue reading

Why Mom’s Should Water Our Own Roots First

As a Flight Attendant, I’m well-versed in the concept of “take care of yourself first, then take care of everyone else”. It’s taught to us from our first day of training on: we can’t take care of the passengers unless we’ve taken care of ourselves. This is specifically in reference … Continue reading