FAAW: We Were Robbed

One thing that many non-food allergic families don’t often understand is the way food allergies restrict your life. It’s not something you consciously think about, but occasionally it hits you in the face just HOW much your life has been changed by the existence of food allergies. For FAAW, I … Continue reading

Five Days of Goat Milk

With five days of goat milk under our belts, I’m happy to report that we have good news, and we have great news! For the good news, goat milk has so far proven to be very similar to eggs in terms of FPIES food trials for Zac. No symptoms whatsoever, … Continue reading

Goat’s Milk: Our First Double Food Trial

Well. We decided to trial BOTH boys on goat milk. At the same time. I can hear you all thinking it: Why would they do something so crazy? Well, Jed has MSPI, and has been kept away from dairy products since he was 5 weeks old. However, he’s had infrequent … Continue reading

Fructose & FPIES Follies

fol·ly  (fl) n.pl.fol·lies 1. A lack of good sense, understanding, or foresight. 2.a. An act or instance of foolishness: regretted the follies of his youth.     b. A costly undertaking having an absurd or ruinous outcome. We’ve been having an awful lot of fun here, lately. Yes, I’m being sarcastic. Let’s start with Zac: … Continue reading

The Big Girl Panties Come Back!

Everything looks better after a good night’s sleep, you know? I don’t think there’s any way I can possibly THANK YOU ALL for the outpouring of support and encouragement we received yesterday. It means the world to me. Seeing how many people are “in our corner” and praying for my … Continue reading

Snickers Really Satisfies – My Urge to Worry!

Tuesday evening the kids and I were at the grocery store. Jed was entertaining himself by looking at the candy, which, as I’ve already said, the poor child has no concept of. He doesn’t want to eat any of it, he just likes the pretty colors! He grabbed a Snickers bar … Continue reading

Bald Heads and Gummy Smiles

My babies are bald.  And they have delicious gummy smiles. I drink in the smell of Mr. Happy’s little bald head.  One day, in about six or seven more months, he’ll have enough hair that I won’t be able to kiss his sweet scalp.  I’ll be kissing peach fuzz, instead. … Continue reading

Child Care

I love my children. Ahem.   More specifically… I *LOVE* my children with every fiber of my being. But sometimes, the unrelenting…relentlessness  of being responsible for them 24/7/365 is just flat-out exhausting. Because I don’t ever – EVER – get a break.** Child care is hard enough to find without … Continue reading

My Bloody Boys

Oh, blood.  I never thought Motherhood would bring so much blood into my life. Yesterday Mr. Charm’s first poopy diaper of the day had visible blood in it.  As I’ve stated before, that has only ever happened for him if he consumes dairy.  So I called the Geek at work … Continue reading

Learning to Listen

Recently I shared some ‘before’ and ‘after’ pictures of my amazing weight loss with my online Mommy friends (from the Parenting Weekly monthly birth club group I joined when I was pregnant with Mr. Charm – yes, three years later and we’re still an active group!) and they were impressed … Continue reading