Happy New Year! Last year was a long and tedious year for us. I spent the entire year cooking two separate meals a day for breakfast, lunch and dinner, almost every day of the year. When I think about just how I did that I’m really not sure, it just happened because it had to… Continue reading Let them eat cake!
We are in the season of Advent. We are waiting for our Savior to be born - we are waiting for Christmas. This theme of waiting, anticipating, pushing forward day after day and not fully knowing what is coming runs so parallel to our journey with Raleigh on the GAPS diet. It feels as if… Continue reading The Nature of Patience
Here we are. We're here in all of this, still. Still here. The months keep passing, one season folds it's cards to the next. We soldier on. We are between 16 and 17 months on the GAPS diet. It's one of those updates that doesn't feel much like an update, but there are things. We… Continue reading Keep Your Eyes Open
You know when you've been doing something so long and you lift your head up to look around and see exactly where you are, realizing you are somewhere utterly different than when you started and wonder about the how? The day-to-day how of everything? How have we done this for this long? How did we… Continue reading 15 months and counting
Last month Raleigh caught Impetigo. It's a nasty little virus that is basically strep on the skin. If you've never had a run in with this count your lucky stars because it was rough. Skin stuff is always a bit more challenging on Raleigh, though, because of his severe eczema. The GAPS diet has changed… Continue reading How we recovered from Strep naturally
Summer is my least favorite part of the year. The heat and I just don't ever see eye-to-eye, in fact we're not friends. If I had a nemesis, it would be Summer. However, other than all the delicious berries that come into season, the best thing about summer for me is the fact that Sam… Continue reading There is a crack in the door filled with light
A year has gone by. Three hundred and sixty-five days have come and gone and dissolved into what we now call the past. This last year, Raleigh’s first year, on the GAPS diet was perhaps the longest and most difficult of my life. It was isolating, devastating, draining, mind-numbing, full of sleepless nights. Most of… Continue reading GAPS: One Year Down