Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Bear With Me

Yes, bloggers do tend to over share.
I've fallen behind on so many things lately. Not the least of which is this blog. I have a number of posts I have promised to write, intended to write, want to write...and my life just keeps getting in my way. Not in a bad way, just that I've been rather overwhelmed.

Uncharacteristically, I'm not quite ready to share every detail of what's made it so hard for me to write lately, but one of the things that's been added to my plate in the last week is that I've learned that my children both have some major food sensitivities which means we need to do an overhaul of the way we eat around here.

This shouldn't necessarily throw me for a loop, but given that I am perhaps one of the worst cooks out there, I am having to start from scratch. My children, understandably, aren't completely happy with the idea so it's been stressful trying to help them understand why we have to try this. Add on to all of that my penchant for obsessively researching information which has meant that for the last 5 days I have been buried in articles about living free of gluten, cow's milk, eggs and soy. I've been a little preoccupied.

A few of the symptoms of
food sensitivities.
I had our children tested in part because our son has had some issues with his tonsils and adenoids. But because his symptoms keep coming and going, his ENT and I were hesitant to have surgery performed. Our daughter, as I've written about before, has some intense emotional outbursts that seemed to be getting more intense and more frequent. Since I've often read about the brain/gut connection and because I felt as though I've tried everything else to help her, I thought I'd check out this route.

So, here we are, about to embark on a new dietary life. I don't want to bore you with the details unless they specifically make some improvements in our children's lives. But I wanted you all to understand at least part of the reason why I've been less than prolific in my posts as of late.

Bear with me. I have a post about The Kindness Tree almost done and a couple of wonderful guest posts answering reader questions about sibling conflicts! I'll have those all up during the next week or two.

In the mean time, if any of you happen to be dealing with similar food issues, I would love and appreciate any information, books, blogs or words of advice! Please leave them below in the comment section (or email me privately, if you prefer, at gina@thetwincoach.com). I look forward to hearing your thoughts!

With love,
Gina
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