NYC

We spent a few days in New York City over the kids' spring break. Heading into this vacation I kept wondering if we should even try to go on a vacation with a teenager still struggling with some major compulsions and avoidance behaviors due to OCD. And honestly, it was hard. But there were lots …

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13-year Old Approved Gluten-free Products

We are getting close to our 3-year anniversary of my son being gluten-free. (You can read our celiac story here). As I think back over these past few years I realize how far we have come in both our understanding and acceptance of this way of eating.  And truthfully, we have spent what seems like …

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Sweet, sweet summer

Well, summer is in full swing here! I love the laid-back schedule and feeling that we can do anything we want, whenever we want! (Full disclosure-very soon the lack of routine will leave me crying. But for now it's all good!) Memorial Day weekend we decided to give away our kids' fort to our neighbor. …

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December 2014!

Christmas is two days away! Today we are finishing up our preparations... wrapping the last of the gifts, making the last of the cookies (peanut butter balls), and all that good stuff. Here's what we've been up to this month: We've had a rough December in terms of busy-ness and sicknesses, so we're also doing …

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what’s been happening around here

I totally feel like I have to rewind here.  I haven't posted in a while - we have been so busy! So let's start with some summer stuff... We started a fairy garden, just for fun.  It looked pretty pathetic for most of the summer, but by September, the ground cover we added had grown …

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crying is good sometimes

I saw this video floating around facebook but I have this weird thing - I rarely click on video links because I have media trust issues. Seriously, I feel like you never know what you're gonna get. Anyhow, a real-life friend suggested that I watch it. So I did. And I cried. There is this …

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