Category: Thankful

The Delights of Dairy

Wednesday was Dairy day, much to my co-worker’s delight. It’s become a fun experiment to share with others, as they stop by my library to see “how am I doing” during the multiple allergen reintroductions. My one science teacher friend especially finds it fascinating, as I’ve become a human experiment!

Before I get into my dairy experience, I had to point out that while I have not been able to consume many foods, I have kept making them for my family. Monkey especially loves green eggs.

Green eggs for Monkey.

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What I’ve Been Eating on the 8Safe Elimination Diet

It’s been 3 weeks into the 8Safe Elimination Diet and it has not been easy.

I don’t believe in strict dieting, and this reminds me why I ascribe to “everything in moderation” as my motto. An elimination diet is no small feat, it’s harder than any diet I’ve ever heard about… I believe in small changes, not swift changes if you’re trying to get healthier or lose weight. I went into this diet knowing it was a true diet, not to lose weight, but a short term approach to get some answers. Boy, answers I am finding… Continue reading…

Two Thousand Seventeen and Me.

For a few weeks now you’ve probably heard about resolutions, goals, and big dreams for 2017. Or the doom and gloom of what lies ahead, if you read the news.

Breaking news, my new year always begins in August, as it just happened to work out that way back in 2002 when I made some major life and health changes that still stick with me today: i.e. running.

You won’t find specific goals or yearly resolutions posted here. Not this week anyway. Instead, you’ll find those being set, completed, or ultimately failed at throughout the year. You’re welcome.

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No, You Weren’t Cut from Our Christmas Card List

We never got around to sending out Christmas cards this year. Truth.

I didn’t even stage a photo op for the kiddos regarding a Christmas photo. Gasp.

It just wasn’t on my priority list, and well, Chris also didn’t push to get it done, either.

Being a mom can be quite exhausting without keeping up with expectations like holiday cards or themed birthday parties. Having two boys between 1-5 years old is more than my usual cup of tea, and I find myself wiped out more than I’d like to admit.

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