Miss Grumpy McGrumplepants

 I seriously need to get some perspective. It’s normal for me to occasionally get spun around by my to-do list and to feel overwhelmed and overstimulated. But THIS FOOD THING (well, really, it’s a subset of “this thyroid thing”) has taken me to a new level of crazy. Yesterday, I woke up realizing my “old…

A Christmas Gift for God

My six-year-old, Isaac, just came and told me something very precious. He has such a big heart. “What I’m going to give God for Christmas is a very very very special prayer that I want him to love and remember forever.” I told him God will do just that.

My Journey to Heal My Thyroid: The Beginning

Hello again. A number of people, including myself, have gently suggested I’m past due for a post. By a lot. Then, my nutritionist suggested I blog my experience with my new diet, and I thought that was a great idea. Maybe it can help someone else relate, who is also going though difficult dietary changes….

Radio Science

As is common with our time in the car together, we started an interesting educational discussion today on the way home from Isaac’s piano lesson. One of the boys was talking about God. Ian made the analogy that God is like the power plant and prayer is the power lines connecting us to Him. Next,…

Lessons From Proverbs 3, Part 1

Before the boys were born, Brian and I decided we really loved Proverbs 3 as a chapter of wisdom and life guidance — a sort of “theme” for our family. Recently, I’ve started taking individual ideas from the chapter and have used it for morning worship, and also as one of our sources for craft…

The Rescue and the Salon Gospel

This year, for home school, Brian and I have decided our main theme with the boys will be Creativity and Character. Sure, we work in all the usual academics, but there is very little we think is more important to carry into adulthood than knowing themselves, their family, their values and their God, as well…

We’re Official

Yesterday (or was it Sunday?), we started our first day of *official* First Grade home school. Sunday, I submitted our online Declaration of Intent. I’ve had some apprehension about the start of school, being so torn between not wanting to do “school at home” and feeling pressured to stick to some standard objectives. Allow me…

Argh, the Dreams, Yay, the Boy.

My over-active imagination never seems to miss an appointment. I tire of writing about this, now that Elijah’s chemo treatment is 2 years behind us, but apparently I need to work it out some more, or there’s some reason I’m not supposed to “get over it.” Last night, as I was trying to sleep, I…

Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis (LCH) – Rare Disease Day 2012

Since today is Rare Disease Day, I decided to recap our experience with Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis (LCH). Langerhans cells are immune cells that are normally present in the skin and mucosa. LCH happens when immature Langerhans cells behave like cancer cells – proliferating, and sometimes travelling through the blood stream to end up in other…

Our Baby Got De-ported!

Today is the day we celebrate Elijah officially being a normal, healthy boy, finally free of all physical “ties” to modern medicine. He had his surgery this morning to have his mediport removed, and he did great!  We weren’t thrilled that he had to wait two hours past his scheduled time, but were forgiving because…