The Three Best Cures for Anything

There is an Irish proverb that says “A good laugh and a long sleep are the two best cures for anything.” My ancestors got that mostly right. Sure, there is nothing like curling up in your bed, wrapped in a comforter with squishy pillows to make you feel better. Bed is a great place to Read more…

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Wrong Planet

This is a post for you… The Friend that reads this blog every day… Sometimes at night right after I hit publish…and sometimes you write me and you say that my blog is the first thing you read each day… sometimes from your phone before you even get out of bed. You are totally my people…My word Read more…

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Be Like Tree

Many days are hard. I’m counting down the minutes until bed time. I feel like I’m tired and I’m just doing it all wrong because it should be so easy…but it’s so…not…. Not because of Autism- heck no- just because I’m a Mom. I don’t soak up the details- I’m not in Mothering bliss…I make it Read more…

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Never Give Up

I was so excited all day… Almost giddy really…No expectations– I’d whisper just to be safe. This was gonna be good- and I just knew it. He was gonna surprise me. He always does. We were taking the boys to see Yo Gabba Gabba -Live, Greyson’s favorite TV show since he could watch TV- and Parker’s Read more…

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So Sorry, Calamari

We do apologize. It’s just that you’re so delicious, nutritious, and at home in so many dishes from cultures all across the world. Right now is a great time to be a calamari fan, but a really bad time to be a calamari. Over the last three years, California fishermen have caught record numbers of Read more…

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Gluten Free Mama's Cupcake Wars!

Well at least Mama’s Version.  Ha!  My daughter Lexie and I have been watching Cupcake Wars on the Food Network.  I am always critiquing the cupcakes or agreeing with certain styles. I am constantly playing along, deciding what I would do if in that situation.  My daughter and I have a lot of fun guessing Read more…

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Fabulous Flaws

Tonight I went to Physical Therapy for the first time in at least a month. Days went by and I kept forgetting to schedule an appointment…and suddenly days was a month…and I kept thinking- I need to make an appointment for PT…I wish I had someone to take care of me…and today I realized…I DO have Read more…

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What is Celiac Disease?

Celiac disease is diagnosed by measuring damage to the small intestine, either by blood testing or, traditionally, with a biopsy of the small intestine. A positive biopsy means that the villi, or small finger-like extensions of the intestinal lining, have been damaged; this is known as villous atrophy. However, recent studies have shown blood testing Read more…

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He Is In There

The first time I truly saw that Greyson could understand more than I realized was over the Summer… Greyson had therapy every day from 8:30am until 5pm. One of those days I had friends and itty bitties over to swim during his afternoon therapy session. Greyson was downstairs finishing up his lunch. All the kids Read more…

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Garcinia Cambogia: Next Best Weight-Loss Aid?

We all need a little help sometimes, especially when it comes to weight loss. Going against your biological evolutionary instincts by consuming less energy than you expend certainly isn’t easy. But that’s what weight loss takes, convincing your biology that just half a sandwich is fine, or that you can do without bacon and cheese Read more…

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Dining Out With A Healthy Conscience

In today’s increasingly health conscious society, many people are either on specific diets or are simply living a lifestyle that excludes or limits certain foods. But Americans also dine out about 4 times per week according to some estimates, and reconciling one’s specific diet with what’s on the menu can be somewhat tricky. Whether it’s Read more…

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