Recently my husband, the main dish-doer in our house, declared that this milk pitcher needed to go (and you know when I say ‘milk’ I mean formula, right? Anyone else call it that?). The handle was just too awkward to keep clean (who’s idea was that anyway? Yuck). Bye bye. Well my favorite milk pitcher… Continue reading New Milk Carafe
Growing up following the PKU diet, you get a lot of questions. You drink a special formula, say ‘no’ to many foods, and often eat different food – and people notice. It can be hard to know how to explain PKU, because it is so rare and it’s unlike any food issue most people have… Continue reading Explaining the PKU Diet
Alissa is a special education teacher, a 5k runner, and a world traveler. She also has classic PKU. Here is her story. What was it like growing up with Classic PKU? Growing up with Classic PKU was just like anyone else growing up, I just ate differently. Classic PKU, my special diet, my formula, and… Continue reading Interview with Alissa Doerner: A Classic PKU Story
Is my formula medicine or food? I recently got an email asking for help with motivation to drink the formula, when you don’t “feel the effects.” This caused me to stop and think — how should we be thinking about our formula? Is it like a medicine that makes you feel better like ibuprofin when… Continue reading The Formula Mindset
This is great! This young woman gives a great description of PKU, a condition she has lived with since birth. She asks her mother what it was like to raise two children with PKU.
What they described is exactly how I feel — Having PKU has its challenges, but if you follow the prescribed treatment you will have a normal, wonderful life!
A re-used Cool Whip container. A dirty portable weigh scale. A hand mixer. A plastic straw with teeth marks on it. What do these items have in common? These are all part of my daily formula routine. Every morning one of the first things I do is make my formula. I store water in the fridge… Continue reading The Power of Routine
My husband and I are headed out for a weekend trip to southern Utah. In addition to packing some food to save money, I of course have to pack my formula. The red thing is my cooler with ice packs. I like to pre-measure formula for vacations, that way I don’t have to bring my… Continue reading Road Trip!