Last week there was a day when I wasn’t sure if I had enough ingredients to make dinner, but I really didn’t want to go to the store with two little munchkins. So I got creative and made homemade spaghetti sauce for the first time. I had pasta, meatballs, canned tomatoes and frozen veggies at… Continue reading Homemade Spaghetti Sauce
I missed PKU Awareness Day on December 3, but today I want to share a different side of the PKU story. This week I made rice crispy treats because, well, my daughter saw the holiday rice crispie box in the store and the pictures of rice crispy treats looked good. I’m also not a very… Continue reading PKU – People Are Actually Really Great About It
It’s not what’s on your table, but who is around it that counts. Yesterday I attempted to make home-made boiled dumplings for the first time. This is something my family did and still does every year at New Year’s Eve, and it has become my all-time favorite holiday tradition. As a young adult, my Dad… Continue reading Chinese Dumplings – a Family Experience
Last week my sister Marianne and her cute little family came to visit for my daughter Elena’s fourth birthday. It was so nice to see them! I have mostly lived away from family during my marriage, and now my sister is a 3 hour drive away. Yay! Many more get-togethers to come. One night for… Continue reading Summer Kababs
Between my husband’s graduation, a cross-country move and a new PKU treatment, the last few months have been exciting and eventful for me! We have recently moved from our four-year home in Tempe, Arizona to Columbus, Ohio, and it has been quite a journey! In April my husband passed his dissertation defense with flying colors.… Continue reading Huge changes + Kuvan news
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
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!