our journey of hope and healing through autism

Sleep Deprivation {How we came to pursue biomedical interventions for autism}

Last night, Hannah was awake for around 4 hours in the night, crying and screaming.  It’s amazing how one night of really disturbed sleep can make me feel cranky and … Continue reading

Featured · 10 Comments

Protein Lemon Squares (GFCF)

Lately I’ve been playing with the idea of adding bean puree to lemon bars, so that they make a better school snack for E. and S.  Adding the fiber and … Continue reading

June 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

Science Saturday: Gut Bacteria and Phenol Production

If your child had phenol sensitivity or is benefiting from the Feingold Diet (a diet that often helps reduce ADHD symptoms), you might want to know more about the role … Continue reading

June 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

More food we love

This past week we celebrated Nathan’s birthday, so I did a bunch of extra cooking.  I made a few of my old favorites, as well as a few new recipes: … Continue reading

June 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

Regressing in to Autism & the dance of grief and joy

“Every parent has had a moment of inattention while shopping.   You think, “Hmm, this dress is cute.  I wonder if they  have it in my size?” and by the … Continue reading

January 7, 2016 · 6 Comments

Book Review: Why Isn’t My Brain Working by Dr. Datis Kharrazian

No kidding, this is the book I’ve been looking for my whole life-or at least the past few years.  As I’ve read and researched, and tried to understand the way … Continue reading

October 27, 2015 · 1 Comment

The girl in the knee high socks (and sometimes mullet)

I wrote this post during the summer, to process my feelings, never really thinking I would publish it.  I got thinking about it again, and decided to go ahead, since … Continue reading

October 6, 2015 · 1 Comment

High Protein Chocolate Chip Cake or Cookies (Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Soy Free, Nut Free)

This is another recipe based on one from the brilliant cookbook The Daily Bean by Suzanne Caciola White.  Her recipe is spectacular, but I needed to make it GFCF, and … Continue reading

September 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Podcast Review: Insomnia, Brain Fog and The Depression Connection by Dr. Kharrazian

I LOVED this podcast.  Over the past few years, I’ve spent hours and hours trying to understand how our brain chemicals work together, how they communicate with other hormones like … Continue reading

June 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

An at home test for Zinc deficiency

Wahoo!  My most recent vitamin order just came!  One of the things I’ve been anxiously waiting for is liquid zinc sulfate.  It’s used to do a self- assessment for zinc … Continue reading

June 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

High Protein Lentil Spice Bread (Gluten Free, Dairy free Option)

This recipe is based on one in the cookbook- The Daily Bean.  I’ve had this cookbook for perhaps seven years,and still love this book!  Lots of tasty, high protein, and … Continue reading

May 24, 2015 · Leave a comment