Lyme Disease: Tricky to Diagnose and Other Things You Need to Know

I have no medical training, so this should not be taken as medical advice. If you are wondering about symptoms, get off the internet and call a qualified physician! Let's talk about ticks. Ugh, my head is itchy just thinking about it. I'm going to go take a shower now. Okay, I'm back. Just thinking about ticks gives me the heebie jeebies. But I've got to write about them (and compulsively scratch myself all the while) because I've learned some things about ticks and Lyme disease that I didn't know two weeks ago. We just got the test results back. My little guy has Lyme disease and is on a course of antibiotics for it. Which means it's likely that there's a tick somewhere in my house. ...more
I have two friends who have Lyme Disease. One announced it on Facebook about a year ago. The ...more

How to Teach Your Child to Love Healthy Food

At family gatherings, we have one who rushes around and acts busy, hoping nobody will notice she's not eating. (Pssst, we all notice.) We have another who won't touch a carbohydrate. We can't get through a photo album without hearing, "I was so fat then." On more than one occasion, I was assured that my baby daughter would "grow into herself." Soon after she started walking, I started to hear, "oh good, she's trimming down." Um, I wasn't worried. When it comes to shaping my kids' attitudes toward food, I have my work cut out for me. ...more
This is so awesome. I wish more parents would take the time with their children to teach them ...more

Gluten Withdrawal?

  I have a suspicion.So, we're in the middle of an experiment.My test subjects? My darling children.That makes me sound like a horrible parent or mad scientist or something. Trust me, it's not as bad as it sounds. Here's the deal....more

Genetic Testing for BRCA 1 and BRCA 2

The nurse told me to swish and spit until I got to the fill line. Gross.I vaguely referenced it here, but I didn't go into detail. My mom died of cancer when I was 19. She was first diagnosed when I was 11 - breast cancer, then ovarian cancer....more
I do hope you spoke with a genetic counselor when you  had your test performed. There are so ...more