An Inauspicious Beginning

Being Southern, there are certain traditions and superstitions attached to New Year’s Day. For traditions, you must eat greens and black-eyed peas. For superstitions, it’s traditionally believed that whatever you do on the first day of the year is a sign of what the rest of the year has in … Continue reading

Pulled Pork

We’ve had a rough couple of days. Most of it is non-FPIES related, so I won’t bore you with the details, but let’s just say I’ve been feeling very shaky. Even if I’d been feeling great, though, yesterday would have brought me down. Yesterday, Zac reacted to the pork. It’s … Continue reading

Another FPIES Reaction

The last half of August was a hot mess for me. I worked ten days in the month, all of which were after the 16th. That explains my absence here last week, by the way; anything beyond basic survival was WAY beyond my abilities! To make matters worse, this last … Continue reading

One Year With FPIES

Like I said, this is a week of anniversaries. One year ago today, our world changed forever. Oh, we didn’t get our diagnosis until August 1st, but on July 18th – the day after we learned Jed’s IgE to egg had gotten so much worse that we needed an Epi-pen … Continue reading

Nothin’s Too Good For My Boys’ Butts!

If you’re a FAM, you likely have a kiddo that is a tad sensitive to irritants.  Disposable diapers are wonderful in a lot of ways, but when they turn your baby’s butt bright red (even if you change the diaper so frequently they aren’t even DONE yet when you’re trying … Continue reading