Author Archives: Shauna

The Most Awesome Allergen Free Pizza!!

Decided to do some playing around in the kitchen this weekend and try to make a better allergen free pizza. Nathan is allergic to gluten, dairy, nuts, eggs, soy, rice, tomatoes and MORE so making pizza is tricky to say … Continue reading

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And now, for something medical!

I always think that this blog just isn’t being used anymore and then every once in a great while, when I want to make a post out of the blue, I see that Jesse DOES actually post here. Which makes … Continue reading

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Moving to the country (we’re gonna eat a lot of peaches)

We don’t have a date yet, but Jesse and I are hoping to move our family to the Cedar City area sometime this summer. Our house will be going on the market in the next couple of weeks, just as … Continue reading

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Everything comes down to poo… (a Nathan update)

So far, we have removed gluten, casein (dairy), egg, soy, oat, peanut and almond from Nathan’s diet. We are also limiting apple and rice. He is getting only a very small amount of processed foods at this point (I haven’t … Continue reading

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Nathan, I love your guts (even though they suck)

If you’re on Facebook and don’t have me hidden or anything, you probably already know that last week Nathan went in for an endoscopy/colonoscopy to try to get to the bottom of some chronic GI issues. I finally got a … Continue reading

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Today is a little brighter, Tomorrow will be brighter still

The other day when I posted about Nathan and his regression, I was truly overwhelmed by the outpouring of support I received from my friends and family. Just putting it all out there, I think, was a huge step in … Continue reading

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Nathan and Early Intervention

I hate divulging deeply personal thoughts and feelings in such a decidedly UN-personal forum, but I also don’t want to have this conversation a thousand times either, so I need to put this out there. I’ve written on Facebook about … Continue reading

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Dust and neglect and cookies

For a long time now, I’ve had a philosophy that if I start to get an itch to replace something, like a car, for example, the prescription is to take some time to thoroughly care for my current car. I … Continue reading

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Liam, the Iguana

This is a video of Liam “reading” his favorite book. There’s no reading involved here, of course. He’s MEMORIZED the entire book. This is a book about Iguana. Iguana wants to be like everyone else (despite her lovely green color … Continue reading

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Fun times with autism treatment options

So just before Christmas, Liam was officially diagnosed with Autism. We’ve kind of been operating under that assumption for quite some time now, so this is not really big news. The only reason I pursued  an official diagnosis for him … Continue reading

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