Prior to my diagnosis of Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, I had been attempting to eat healthier (more or less Paleo and/or Vegan, depending on my mood 😉). The difference now that I'm transitioning to the autoimmune protocol (AIP), is that I have to be much more investigative on what's in my food. The AIP says to cut … Continue reading Small Steps Make All the Difference
I cannot say enough how much I appreciate every person that has reached out to me in support, to offer help, or to just share my fears with me about my recent diagnosis. Thank you to everyone. In the short time that I've had to read over resources, I stumbled upon a couple that I … Continue reading Just Some Quick Helpful Information
Last week I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis. I guess I can’t say that it came as a surprise given how long I’ve felt so run down. What was a surprise is that there is a name for how I’ve been feeling, and that I’m not crazy. For years, I thought that it was stress. … Continue reading I Have An Autoimmune Disease.
The meal for tonight is kind of a hodgepodge of two meals. The recipe was called "Vietnamese Chicken Wraps", and they wanted me to use lettuce as wraps... I mean, come on, I can totally use wontons even though it's not Dr. Axe approved. Plus, any time I get to flip a muffin tin upside … Continue reading I Get So Jazzed About WonTon Night!
Y'all, I made that! I did. I made it all by myself! I struggled with trying to figure out how to cut the butternut squash into "2-inch wedges", so I just opted to cube them, but I made that meal. The whole thing. Even the mushrooms, and I hate mushrooms. My family loves them, but I … Continue reading Pan Seared Chicken Thighs and Balsamic Glazed Mushrooms, with Roasted Butternut Squash.
I decided to try this blog thing out and be casually serious about it. Is that a thing? I mean, I enjoy blogging (mainly because I'm too lazy to handwrite in a diary anymore and if feels good to just let.it.out.), but I have friends who are successful (and darn good) at being bloggers, and … Continue reading Full Disclosure
By “those days”, I mean “these days” too. By “those days”, I mean those ones long ago that, upon reflection, seemed so much easier than these days. Those days, that I felt in over my head, but looking back now I realize how easy it was compared to the current stage of life my family … Continue reading I miss those days and I’m still in them.
Parenting is a balancing act. Not a juggling act, but a balancing act. Balancing requires finesse. Unlike juggling, which makes other think you're having fun, balancing requires a person to be poised and calm. There is a sense of regality with balancing. "Look how perfect I am, because my spine is straight and this book … Continue reading One Day.
I'm a poet and I didn't know it. And Ikea was a terrible idea. I don't know if it's because the kids are out of school and have been for what seems like years and I just needed to get out of the house come hell or high water, or if I just get sucked … Continue reading Reinventing the Wheel, Otherwise Known as, “Let’s Go To Ikea! That sounds like a great idea!”
The last several months have been some of the most stressful of my life. The last several years have been the most confusing of my life. For the last three years I have known that my son is slightly different than his peers, and most certainly different than his sister. Though my husband and I … Continue reading Jump Into the Fog, and I don’t mean the song by The Wombats.