Wishing For Normal

I wish we were normal. I wish we didn’t have so many food issues. I wish I were still obese and could feed my kids without thinking. I wish my kids could throw up and I didn’t have to analyze every aspect of their lives to determine the cause. I … Continue reading

God’s Providence

Yesterday’s recipe was a surprise to me. I wrote it and scheduled to post it last week – and forgot all about it! Just to give a little update, things are better. First, I want to thank you all for your concern, prayers, and insight. After the last post, I … Continue reading

Rocephin NON-Reaction?

Last week, when we needed to give Rocephin shots to Zac thanks to a double ear infection, I was sure we were about to endure another FPIES reaction. After all, he’d reacted to his last round of shots. Imagine my surprise as each day passed with NO signs of a reaction … Continue reading

The Lifting Fog

We seem to be on the upswing, finally, from the virus that wiped us all out the last week and a half. The “sick fog” is lifting, and we are slowly getting back to routine. Darrel caught it last, and he is still suffering worse than the rest of us, … Continue reading

Emptying the Bucket

  Well. Long time no write. Sorry. So, last Monday we were Zombies because Zac had spent a weekend teething horribly with no amber necklace and kept us awake. We put the necklace back on him and suddenly he was much better…and I then spent the next two nights completely … Continue reading

Another Ear Infection

Thank you, everyone, for your wonderful words of comfort yesterday. My Mommy guilt decided to listen to your wisdom and chill out. So. You know how you take your car to the mechanic and it stops making “that noise”? Yeah. Kids do that, too. At the doctor yesterday, Zac had … Continue reading

A Very Hard Decision

Today we are supposed to be in Atlanta, having follow up appointments with our GI and Allergist. We are not in Atlanta. We cancelled the appointments. It was REALLY hard to make this decision. Darrel and I spend our lives trying to make sure our kiddos have the very best … Continue reading

The Five Stages of Grief: FURY

Yeah. I know. It’s actually “anger”. You’ll understand. Let me tell you a story about Monday… Jed peed in his riding toy. It leaked all over the floor, of course. Before that, he head butted me in the face making my eye sore and tender. I decided to eat a … 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

Quinoa, Craziness, and Ear Infections

<chirp chirp chirp> That’s the sound of the crickets chirping in the silence of the last week here at Cradle Rocking Mama. I’ve been, as they say, out of pocket. And out of my mind, but that’s starting to seem all too typical! So, to ease any concerns I’m going … Continue reading