A New Way to Fail a Food Trial

Last time I updated, I said that we had started a green bean trial on Zac. It looked so promising that first day (after we convinced him to try one). Sadly, the green bean trial has flopped. The second day of the trial, I couldn’t get him to eat any … Continue reading

Our First Month As Homeschoolers

At 9:00 a.m. on August 4th, the boys and I went to Jed’s first day of school. I really love the commute; we just walked across the house and into our new classroom! That was my first week ever as a homeschooling Mom, and I had no idea how it … Continue reading

We Love Potatos!!

On Thursday, August 13th, Darrel and I declared russet potatos a safe food for Zac. It’s his 18th safe food, and we couldn’t be happier! For his part, Zac adores potatos. He gets excited by mashed potatos, thrilled with hamburger hash, and ecstatic over French fries. For our part, life … Continue reading

Three Years on a TED

On August 8, 2015, I celebrated three years on a TED (Total Elimination Diet). If you had told me my TED would last three years back in August of 2012, I wouldn’t have believed you. If I did finally believe you, I would have curled up in a ball and cried. Nonetheless, … Continue reading

What Every New FPIES Parent Should Know (On Our 3 Year Anniversary)

Three years ago, on August 1, 2012, while standing in the hallway of the doctors office, we received our FPIES diagnosis. Three years. It seems like an eternity and a blink simultaneously. In honor of this dubious anniversary, I’ve been re-reading the early posts I wrote about our journey. Remembering … Continue reading

SoFi.com Saved Our Bacon

I hate credit card debt. It makes my skin crawl. It makes me feel like I have a boulder sitting on my head. For a long time now, Darrel and I have been drowning in credit card debt. How could people who despise debt end up owing so much to … Continue reading

The Wonderful World of Potatos

Do you know what I dislike? Working. More specifically, working so much that I’m exhausted while AT work, and so exhausted when I get home that I’m almost comatose for two days after returning. I took my computer to work with me last week, but, thanks to insane delays on … Continue reading

Ritz Cracker Non-Reaction

Last week was brutal. I’m feeling very off my game right now, so this might not be the best writing I’ve ever done. Still, I wanted to give an update on the tomato trial, since I announced it last week. The tomato trial never happened. Zac helped us pick out tomatos … Continue reading

Controlling the Meanies

It’s been a long couple of weeks. We’ve been busily trying to get the homeschool classroom put together, since Jed has announced that he can only go to school IN a classroom. (Love opinionated kiddos!) Really our classroom is just half of our office cleaned out and dedicated to school … Continue reading

Blueberry Picking With Preschoolers

A few weeks ago, I went blueberry picking with my preschoolers. We had to find some organic, fresh blueberries for Zac’s planned blueberry trial, and since I couldn’t find organic blueberries last year at the Farmer’s Market, pick your own seemed the solution! Honestly, I wasn’t sure how it would … Continue reading