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
Hello! Yes, we're still here. It's been a hot minute since I updated. Today is Mother's Day and also 11 months on the GAPS diet. We celebrated by letting Raleigh eat a fresh apricot we bought from the farmer's market on Friday. He loved it, of course. But eleven months doesn't seem real. Every month… Continue reading It’s a long suffering patience
We have one of those daily desk calendars and every day we get a new quote. Some days the quotes are really great, others are incredibly dumb, and some are worth keeping and hanging up somewhere to remind me during the hard days of life that it's always worth it to keep going. I've done… Continue reading Run when you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must; just never give up.
We are eight months into our GAPS journey now. Eight months is a really long time, and yet, I can't believe we've been doing this for eight months because it doesn't seem like it could possibly be that long. It's like that saying, "the days are long but the years are short." The days certainly… Continue reading Tomorrow is always fresh with no mistakes in it
Every week I comb through the GAPS cookbook I own, review the list of vegetables that Raleigh is allowed and check their salicylate scoring. We haven't ventured over a "moderate" score which really limits what he can have. Salicylates can aggravate eczema and make it worse. I work to rotate the ones he can have… Continue reading Building the plane while we fly it