Why I Stopped Writing (For A While)

It’s been a long time since I’ve written here. A LONG time. Before I start posting more frequently again, I feel I owe an explanation to my regular readers (and those of you who are still around after this long hiatus, thank you!). This will also serve as a sort … Continue reading

Holding Pattern

We’ve been in a bit of a holding pattern the last month. Sickness ALWAYS throws our plans to the wind. After our trip to Chicago, the boys caught whatever cooties I came down with. It took almost two weeks for the sneezing and heavy mucous production to abate for all … Continue reading

Swimming Holes and Copperheads

One Friday a few weeks ago, Darrel woke me up with the news that he had decided we should go swimming that afternoon. This was huge! My children have never been swimming in their lives. We’ve wanted to take them, but thanks to Epsom salts, we know Zac can have FPIES … 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

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

Summers Stories: The Shut-Ins Get Out!

Well, hello, there, strangers! Betcha thought I’d fallen off the face of the earth, right? Well, sort of. Not exactly. Okay, here goes: Let’s start with a little bit of trivia about me: I’m a Reader. A HUGE reader. If given the choice, I’d rather have a gift card to … Continue reading

Summers Stories: Why My Son Wants Me to Throw Away All Our Bacon

Last Thursday I left for work again, arriving home on Monday morning. Have I mentioned lately that I am tired of going to work? It’s just exhausting. The good news is that February’s work schedule looks a lot better overall; it’s still a little grueling the first week of the … Continue reading

Summers Stories: Normal Baby versus FPIES

When you start blogging, one of the first big recommendations is to have a schedule for your posts. It doesn’t have to be set in stone, but a general guideline really helps keep your blog on track. For Cradle Rocking Mama, I generally write one post per week (usually Monday) that … Continue reading