Scripture Memorization

Lately I’ve been working on memorizing my favorite scriptures.  My good friend, who has been helping me with weekly bible studies for the last year, suggested index cards.  Although the idea was a great one, with four kids, my flashcards often ended up scattered or […]

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Managing Exposure

Managing Exposure Avoiding allergens can be really difficult.  For those with severe allergies, this can be challenging and sometimes lonely.  Managing exposure takes a lot of preplanning. I try to keep these things in mind before considering leaving the house. Will there be airborne allergens […]

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Progress!

We’re making progress but old houses are a lot of work!  Every spare moment is spent fixing, renovating, tearing out, painting, sanding, raking, weeding and washing.  At this point, the house is still not livable.  However, we’re always excited and happy to be here.  We […]

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Allergy Website Links

Corn Allergy & Intolerance Corn Allergy & Intolerance Group on Facebook This group is wonderful.  They have a tough love approach to weed out any dangerous exposure risk.  It’s one of the fastest ways to learn about what is safe and what isn’t. Make sure […]

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Guilt-Free Cookie Balls

Guilt-Free Cookie Balls I’m not sure that naming these “Cookie Balls” sums up how delicious and nutritious these little treats are.  Not only are they full of natural vitamins, minerals, protein, and fiber, they taste like something one should feel guilty over.  Thankfully, unlike classic […]

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Work Begins

We started working on our new home right away, in the dead of winter, still with no heat.  Our home had been winterized.  The heating system uses radiators and had been completely drained.  So until things thawed, we didn’t want to risk filling the system […]

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Our New Home

We first viewed our new home in February 2011.  With no heat, it was a bit chilly at -15, even indoors.   Is it possible to fall in love with a building?  This old house has a bunch of little rooms, unlike modern open floor […]

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