Lifelong Learning Podcast Host and Frugal Mom$ter

A Gluten for Punishment

On Friday, I decided to make homemade pizza just as I used to before going on the elimination diet. I knew gluten bothered me, but while I am absolutely adamant about not eating eggs again anytime soon (nor baking with them), I just wanted to try gluten and wheat one.more.time. The...

I may be going Gluten Free. Forgive me.

Gluten was the biggest test of the 8Safe program that I was looking forward to. It was the culmination of the entire program and would either keep the door open to a bunch of delectable goodness or close it over for a while (or permanently). I had high hopes that I...

There’s Something Fishy with Fish

Another quick update on my testing day with fish on Monday. I had some tuna earlier in the day, and a piece of salmon in the afternoon. I didn’t finish the day with a 3rd serving for full results, but I wasn’t in the mood to eat any more fish....

Thinking Twice About Tree Nuts

A quick update on my elimination diet: I tested tree nuts last week and found to have a small reaction. My skin flared a bit about 24 hours later. I didn’t have the full required amounts (I just wasn’t in the mood to eat more than 2 servings). I had a...

It’s Peanut Butter Jelly Time

Peanuts… peanut butter. Jelly… jelly. The ol’ Valentine’s Day was peanut day! That was great, because I love a good chocolate with peanut butter. Too bad, I didn’t get one. Chris and I don’t normally swap Valentine’s Day gifts, if anything we pick-up clearance candy after to share. I was...

The Sinus of Soy

When I woke up on Sunday, I felt a cold coming on strong. I took some cold medicine, which normally kicks out the cold symptoms pronto. Instead, despite a dose of meds to halt any further issues, I ended up with a runny, stuffy, and wildly sneezey nose.

My Epically Frugal Beauty Routine

Beauty is a big business, but I’m glad I never got in on the ground floor. It’s expensive, and being a Frugal Momster for almost the past decade it would’ve been a huge cost that didn’t fit our lifestyle. Since I never was into beauty products, luckily, I had no...

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...