The other day a good friend texted me, who now lives in a different state. She related to me an experience she had while at the zoo with her little daughter. She had offered to share a snack with a child nearby, when the mom said her daughter couldn’t eat it, because it had too… Continue reading A Reason for my Hope
The conference is over. I’m in my hotel room after the last day of maternal PKU mentor training. My baby is asleep. It is a beautiful night in the beautiful city of Indianapolis. My heart is just filled with gratitude for being able to have this experience. First of all, a huge shout out goes… Continue reading NPKUA Conference
How is everyone’s summer going? Down here in Arizona we are surviving the three digit temperatures by being creative with indoor play (did you know couch cushions can entertain two little girls for hours?) and by going out of town a lot. 🙂 So far we’ve had a family reunion in southern Utah, a California… Continue reading To Indianapolis!
I recently took a nutrition class through Thrive to Five, a local community organization to support parents of young children. It was awesome. I’ve always enjoyed learning about nutrition, plus, as a stay-at-home mom, it felt SO GOOD to sit in a classroom (with my 2 year old in the complimentary childcare next door) and be a… Continue reading PKU and Nutrition – challenges and goals
Hello! How has everyone been? I know it has been quite a while since I’ve posted anything. Well, I have been just a bit busy with these little munchkins. I am loving being a mom of two. It is just enough challenge for me right now to keep me learning and praying lots. Some days are… Continue reading My Family
Our daughter was born August 11 around 9:00 pm. I had a wonderful un-medicated birth experience. She was 7 lb 10 oz. She felt so small to me! You forget how small babies are. She is so precious and we are happy she’s here. Elena loves her baby sister but definitely also needs a lot… Continue reading Baby Abigail
Dealing with the PKU diet as a family note: this post was originally written for and posted on the Metabolic Disease Foundation’s blog about PKU One of the biggest concerns I have heard when talking to parents of PKU children, is how their child will deal with being different. Today I will share my perspective, writing… Continue reading It is OK to be Different!