On Special Diets, Food Backlash and Parent Criticism


This week on Yahoo! Parenting, Eden Strong wrote, “Defending My Daughter’s Special Diet,” about getting criticized for raising a child gluten-free. Raising kids who are gluten, dairy, soy, corn, and artificial preservative and dye with as little sugar and GMOs as possible AIN’T a walk in the park, so this article really spoke to me. […]

“Nourished”: A Book for the Struggling Mom

nourished book

I received this book to facilitate this review; all opinions are my own. Struggle. It’s the perfect adjective to describe what this fall and winter have felt like to me. Times have been, true, but also very very hard and, for once, I was grateful the holidays went by with speed since my broken heart felt […]

What is the GAPS Diet?


This post contains affiliate links. In which I need to really, really get it right… Last month we, rather belatedly, did some testing for our homeopath to follow up on and Amy came up some interesting results. I figured that sooner or later, food would figure in and it did. Amy’s results showed that Zoe could benefit […]

Twelve Years and Counting

turning 12

  Yesterday was a big milestone: my oldest girl turned 12! Unlike past years, I was not melancholy for days on end about her beautiful and scary beginnings. We’ve been busy and so preoccupied and being the mom of two tweens for only one more year means there’s a lot of other stuff going on. In one […]

New 2015 Gratitude List


This morning I woke up and decided to pick up my thread about the case of the 17 year old is who is being forced to have chemo against her family wishes, and just ended up in arguments. Elsewhere on Facebook, there were discussions about the terrorist attack this morning in France, and on Twitter […]