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

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

Super Woman Needs a Vacation

If you follow my Facebook page, you’ll know where I’ve been the last two weeks. On vacation! Sort of.  June is pretty jam-packed for our family; my birthday, Jed’s birthday, Zac’s birthday, and Father’s Day all hit at once. We have a double birthday party for the boys in June … Continue reading

Why We Decided to Homeschool Part IV: The Little (Big) Things

Beyond concerns about the education system, socialization of our children, and food safety, there are a few other, little (and not so little) things that answer the question of why to homeschool. This post wraps up the series by addressing those little (big) things. First, a logistical issue. We live … Continue reading

Why We Decided to Homeschool Part III: Food Issues

I wish food issues played no part in our decision to homeschool. I wish food issues were a non-issue in a multitude of places, but sadly, that is not so. When you have children with food allergies, considering their safety when outside of your care is a matter of life … Continue reading

Why We Decided to Homeschool Part II: Socialization

One of the most common concerns I’ve heard people express about Homeschooling is this: What about socialization? Originally, I shared that concern. How on earth were my kids going to learn how to get along with their peers without being in a public school? Then I thought about it a bit … Continue reading

Why We Decided to Homeschool Part I: Concerns About Public Schools

This is the first post in the series “Why We Decided to Homeschool”. Since this was a joint decision, I asked Darrel to share his thoughts – especially about our first issue. Without further ado, and for his first appearance on my blog, here is what my husband has to say … Continue reading