When God Tells You to Slow Down

Well, believe it or not, but I actually have about 4 posts in near completion status right now. Just some photo editing and formatting, and they’re ready to go.  Right behind them are at least 6 other drafts in various stages of completion.  I was serious when I said I … Continue reading

How We Saved Our Marriage (Part 2)

Please read Part 1 of this story. So here’s the scene: I’m full-on, 100% ticked off at Darrel for his real and imagined transgressions. I decide we need to have a Serious Talk. That’s code for “I need to let Darrel know, in no uncertain terms, exactly how he’s ticked me … Continue reading

The Best Way to Approach Food Trials – Recap

The post last week generated some awesome conversation about food trials! Unfortunately, it was all on the FPIES Facebook groups! There are hundreds of families on those groups, but I know there are lots of people who either don’t use Facebook, or haven’t found the FPIES groups yet. I knew … Continue reading

The Best Way to Approach Food Trials

Food allergy families are always looking for the safest and best ways to approach food trials, so I’m here today to tell you the simple truth: I don’t have a clue, either. But – Hah! Gotcha with that title, right? (Sorry, felt like having a little fun today!) Seriously, though, … Continue reading

New Year, New Opportunities!

Hello, 2014! New Year’s Day usually means lots of “pie crust promises” (to quote Mary Poppins). Easily made, easily broken! It’s a time of Resolutions and a determination to Make Changes. That’s not so easy as an FPIES family; we can determine to change things all we like, but until our … Continue reading

Mesenteric Lymphadenitis, aka How To Make Parents Insane In One Day

Weekend before last, Jed came down with a mild form of the stomach bug that has been working its way through the GI system of America this month. Because I knew about the bug, I didn’t go to the doctor (or even call the doctor) when he turned up with … Continue reading

Frugal Friday – Regift Your Kids Presents To Them

  Another Christmas has come and gone, and I think we can all agree on one thing: if you have kids, right now it looks like a toy store vomited all over your house! Despite lack of funds and/or desire to keep the gift-giving reined in, the truth is that … Continue reading

Overnight Crockpot Oatmeal Banana Bake – Vegan & Gluten-Free

Do you know what the two most delicious words in the English language are? CROCKPOT BREAKFAST. Do you know why? It allows you to NOT use your brain first thing in the morning! I don’t know about you, but I am not  a morning lark by nature. Pre-FPIES and FructMal, … Continue reading