Since I first began thinking about doing the GAPS Diet for our family, I've often been asked what I would do with the issue of hospitality. When you are on a very restrictive diet, is there a place for hospitality anymore? What would I serve people? Soup and boiled eggs? What would I … [Read more...] about GAPS and Hospitality: Are They Compatible?
Archives for January 2011
Yesterday, Chris was out all day, including from 6-8pm (bath & bedtime for our two kiddos). At 8:12pm, he walked in the door to a tired wife holding a baby that was not yet asleep. He presented me with a bouquet of gorgeous flowers, whisked the baby from my arms, and bustled in to … [Read more...] about The One Where I Brag About My Awesome Husband
It's day four of our family being on the GAP Diet (Intro). I can honestly say it's been a bit tumultuous. I was ill-prepared for the amount of die-off (where the bad bacteria that is overgrown in your gut begins to starve and die off) that would occur. I think I way underestimated … [Read more...] about GAPS Intro Diet, Day 4: Surviving Die-Off
It's here! It's here! We start the GAPS Intro Diet today, and I am really, really looking forward to it, and the changes it will bring! I prepped today's soup last night (the bone broth I had made several days ago). I chopped the veggies, put it all together, stuck it in the … [Read more...] about Our First GAPS Meal
And the silly junk-addicted people decided to have one last "hurrah" before beginning a restricted diet tomorrow morning. Only it wasn't such a "hurrah"... [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9q-ijkoULY] … [Read more...] about ‘Twas the Day Before the GAPS Diet…
One of my New Year's Resolutions was for us to do the GAPS Diet as a family. I have been reading about this diet for over a year now, and have grown more and more convinced of our need for it. It's a huge undertaking and a serious commitment, so needless to say, it's a little scary. … [Read more...] about Our GAPS Journey, Vol.1: What and Why
The cutest little fake smile you've ever seen, complete with messy hair and crumbs on his face :) My dear Isaac Aidan, It's been 857 days since we met. 20,568 hours. 1,234,080 minutes (plus a few by the time I'm finished writing this... especially if you keep interrupting to get me … [Read more...] about 857 Days
So many hopes, goals, and expectations. A fresh new year. One word to (hopefully) be a common thread throughout the days, weeks, months. Stead-fast (adjective): 1. fixed in direction; steadily directed; a steadfast gaze. 2. firm in purpose, resolution, faith, attachment, … [Read more...] about Steadfast: A Word for 2011
1. To procrastinate less (like I did by posting this 4 days late). 2. To memorize the book of Philippians by Easter, using this as a guide. 3. To make more time for crafty things (knitting, crocheting, sewing, felting, etc... and I'd love to learn to quilt one day!). 4. To do … [Read more...] about Resolved.