Gestational Diabetes

"You failed the one hour glucose test. I'm sure it was whatever you ate for breakfast that day, but you'll have to go for the three hour test."

That was the beginning of my gestational diabetes journey.

*Spoiler alert* It was not what I had for breakfast. I failed my 3 hour one as well.

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Allergy Friendly Bakery

Sugar Suite Cakes is a new bakery in Oakville that offers allergy friendly treats that are seriously beautiful. When I learned about it, I immediately contacted the owner to interview her for the blog. I just LOOOOOOOVE when businesses try to be as inclusive as possible. Here is my interview with owner Kenzie Goodall.

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One Month, No iPad.

One month ago I had a “THAT’S IT!!!!!” moment.

Fletcher declared that a delightful park was “BORING” and I declared “No iPad for 1 month”. It was clearly rotting his brain and his ability to play.

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Vegan/Gluten Free Chocolate Cake

Delicious gluten free and vegan chocolate cake with two different frosting options.

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Sweet Potato Pancakes (Vegan & Gluten Free)

These sweet potato pancakes are seriously delicious and they turn out more pancake-like than most of the gluten free, vegan ones I make. You know, more fluffy, less crepe-like.

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What the heck!?

Most days I feel pretty in control of Fletcher's allergies. I read labels, I cook most things from scratch. I know what I am doing at this point. But every once and a while I'm thrown a curveball.

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Chewy Granola Protein Bars

I’ve been wanting to make granola bars for a long time for the kids. Now that we’ve been given the go ahead to experiment more with oats, this was the first thing on my list to make!

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Will it Chip?

We are constantly making zucchini chips over here. So, we decided to experiment with some other vegetables to see if they would “chip” as well! We were pleasantly surprised.

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Thank you!

An open letter to anyone who has ever made a sacrifice to keep my child and every allergy kid safe. THANK YOU!!!!

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Love and Learning in the Kitchen

My mom is an excellent cook. She is never afraid to try new things and experiment. I have so many great memories in the kitchen with her and my siblings. She always involved us when she was baking/cooking even though the mess was always greater and it took twice as long as it should. 

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Battle of the Breakfasts

Battle of the breakfast recipes and how they affect behaviour.

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Update

A little update on our lives. Since I haven’t blogged in over a year. A lot has happened!

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Easy & Delicious Vegan/Gluten Free Cookies

Did I mention these were easy? I mean super easy.  I have been experimenting with cookie recipes for a while now and this is by far the most simple and it just so happens to be vegan & gluten-free.  Score!

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Green Chickpea Pizza

Green and gluten free!  This chickpea pizza is perfect for St. Patrick's Day!

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Scared of Everything

I think when you become a parent everything becomes scarier.  Having a child who has food allergies makes parenting even more terrifying.

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Tree Nut Diagnosis

Everyone's experience with their allergy diagnosis is different and unique.  I often get asked about Fletcher's, so I thought I'd share our experience. 

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Surviving the Toddler Tonsillectomy

10 tips to get through a toddler tonsillectomy.

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Tonsillectomy & Adenoidectomy - The Good, The Bad & The UGLY

Getting through a toddler tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy is not easy, but there is light at the end of the tunnel!

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