Feed & See = Feed & Clean

Feed & See = Feed & Clean

Lets talk allergy testing! There are other tests available beyond the “Feed & See” approach…though this approach IS fun. If by you mean puke on carpet, on restaurant tables or on yourself. And really, we only suspected oranges as an allergen after three early morning breakfast runs to a local restaurant and having to leave each time, dripping in an orange juice/bacon cocktail. We know […]

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School, the Germ Factory

School, the Germ Factory

So, it is common knowledge that schools have kids in them (seriously! They do!) And I think that we all know that kids have germs. Put those two things together and suddenly, you have mass produced illnesses. But, for these illnesses to take hold, you need something to carry it around. THE KIDS! It is a vicious cycle, folks. Sending Hank to school was a […]

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Scopes and Other Uses for Nail Polish

Scopes and Other Uses for Nail Polish

On the day that my oldest son started kindergarten, me, the husband, and Hank took him to school and snapped his picture as he stood in front of his classroom door, looking tall and proud. Once the building had him for the day, the three of us switched modes and scurried to an outpatient surgical center for Hank’s first endoscopy. We didn’t even have time […]

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Hungry + Angry + Hank = Hankgry

Hungry + Angry + Hank = Hankgry

Picture it: Sicily, 1932. Wait. It’s 2018 and we live in the Midwest and my name isn’t Sophia. Ok. Picture it: it’s 3:52 in the afternoon – school is out and the lunch box with the carefully packed Hank-safe food still in it. The snack is still nestled into the bottom of the backpack, with the library books on top, making the Cheerios a fine […]

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A Boring State of Bliss

A Boring State of Bliss

Welcome! This is the first of many posts about my silly and crazy little family. I am looking forward to bringing you further into my family than my book will be able to. Bring you a little additional insight into our everyday New Normal. Of course, we aren’t always doing interesting things, so it could get boring. If you know our story at all, you […]

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10 Little Rules for Hank

10 Little Rules for Hank

This is Hank. Hank’s mom shared this photo with me of Hank getting ready for an endoscopy…the fifth in his young life. He is battling EOE, a rare disease that makes life unimaginable for Hank and his family. And he’s smiling. His mom writes she is “Finding the bliss…in a child who faces his fears, walking back for the endoscopy while holding his doctor’s hand.” […]

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