Our Thanksgiving Family has shown that with a little communication and planning, everyone, even sensitive eaters, can enjoy — and feel good — around the holidays. Continue reading Holiday potlucking–with sensitivity!
Thank you to Linda Nixon, who took up the challenge issued at the end of “The Weekend of … something really different” and found additive-free marshmallows that I can get shipped to our home! (For a price, of course … 🙂 ) Introducing, XO Marshmallows! The ingredient list for their vanilla marshmallows is truly a Thing of Beauty. For winning this challenge, Linda will receive … Continue reading Found: additive-free marshmallows!
In this ninth installment, I offer a quick recap of the lessons learned in our family’s quest to bring peace to our home and share a surprising place where food additives lurk. Prepare for irony. Continue reading The irony of additives
In this eighth installment in our family’s quest to bring peace to our home, I share a hypothesis — that food additives help cause our son’s window of stress tolerance to close. Continue reading Opening the window
This is the seventh installment in the story of our family’s quest to calm our son’s tantrums and how it led to a major lifestyle makeover. In this post, I move everyone’s proverbial cheese by going all-in on a new menu plan … Continue reading The Weekend of … something really different
In this sixth installment in my family’s quest to figure out what was triggering our son’s tantrums, I share an experience that explains why I was so open to making major dietary changes. Continue reading The power of peppers: my story
In this fifth installment in my family’s quest to figure out what was triggering our son’s tantrums, we find a glimmer of hope. Continue reading Following the clues
This is the fourth installment in our quest to figure out what was triggering our son’s tantrums. It was a hard piece to write, but it offers a glimpse at what our life was like before we began to figure things out. Continue reading Why I’m passionate about what we eat
When I saw the headline of best-selling writer/marketer Seth Godin’s blog post “Don’t buy cheap chocolate,” it hit me in the heart and added to regrets I already harbor for doing just that — buying and sharing it. My cheap chocolate story comes from 2008, when we were preparing to travel to India to adopt our son. It was the end of January, so the … Continue reading Something to consider this Halloween
This is the third installment in our quest to figure out what was triggering our son’s tantrums. One weekend revealed (part of) the answer … Continue reading The Weekend of Orange