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Reprieve, or What I Learned From Going GF/CF

It’s time for a reprieve. After six weeks of experimenting with a gluten and casein-free diet for L., we’re in the “rechallenge” phase.  Gradually and carefully, J. and I are adding wheat products and dairy products back into his meals, … Continue reading

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DF, GF, CF, WTF?

When I started writing this blog – just about a year and a half ago, give or take – I was the mother of two typically developing boys in a family with no dietary restrictions whatsoever.  Or so I thought. … Continue reading

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Salt, or Not Freaking Out.

I’ve needed to take one of those occasional breaks that I think almost every writer really must have in order to stay passionate, or at least productive.  I’d post at least once a day if this blog were the only … Continue reading

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Overnight Soup, or Why Real Lunch is Important

L. and P. are in a Maurice Sendak phase right now.  They’re generally found, these days, jumping around the house with “claws” bared as they enact the Wild Things’ rumpus; trying to stand on their heads like the contrary Pierre; … Continue reading

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Vindicated

I’m feeling vindicated this evening.   All the struggles we’ve had with L. and his weight…all the conversations and hoopla with his pediatrician…all the stress and worry and trying to stand up for our convictions and what we KNEW was right … Continue reading

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Cheeseburgers, Broccoli, and Changes

Tonight I have to start by expressing my heartfelt thanks to everyone who read and commented on my last post, whether here on the blog, on my Facebook page, or in person.  It meant a lot to me that so … Continue reading

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The News Item I Can’t Shake

Sure, there are a lot of news items that are hard to forget once you’ve heard them; terrible things happen every day.  Children go missing and don’t come home.  Widespread natural disasters and tragedies occur all around us.  There are … Continue reading

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Healthy Food, Safe Food, Junk Food, What Food?

What happens when a person who is relatively ill-informed about food and its sources; who has grown up eating the American version of a “healthy” diet, meaning a glass of milk with dinner and a sensible, balanced plate of protein, … Continue reading

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Adjusting

We’re adjusting right now.  After making our decisions regarding L.’s weight and the pediatrician’s recommendations — not without some serious discussion, lots of opinions heard from friends and family (and you, wonderful blog readers), and introspection on our parts — … Continue reading

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Food Revolution Fridays: It’s About Health

This is a hard post to write.  I debated doing it at all, but it’s on my mind, and as I’m sitting here trying to think about all the things that I could be writing, this is the one thing … Continue reading

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