4 Years On!

Today is the 4th Anniversary of starting my blog!

My family has certainly grown & changed since then & so has the blog.  I originally started it to blog about the challenge of feeding my family with multiple food intolerances.  More recently I have blogged not only about physically feeding my family but also about feeding their mind, heart & soul as well.  As I almost have 2 adult children I am finding that I’m blogging less about them & more about me.  While recipes are still important to me and I certainly have lots more I could share, I’m finding I’m blogging about other things more.

My son has outgrown his food intolerances to some extent.  Though nose bleeds & headaches are still a sign of him having too much of the wrong foods.  As he gets older he will need to make his own decisions as regards to food & health.  My husband will be continuing to avoid certain foods for life.  My diet has also changed but I still think some foods are affecting me.  I’m still working out whether I’ll have the same test they’ve had or try a GAPS diet or similar.  As I write this I’m feeling quite achy.  I have had some dairy in the form of ice-cream & cream in the last few days & am wondering if that or too much of another food is the cause or if I’m fighting off/coming down with something.  I do know that in the past I often gotten achy if I’ve gone away & not worried about what I’ve been eating.  We certainly have learnt a lot about how food affects our bodies since being on this journey.

My top 5 viewed posts since the blog began (not counting the About page) have been:

  1. Walking My Way to Fitness (mainly because it was shared on a WordPress round-up post about this topic)
  2. Corn Thins Pizza
  3. Pasta with Leftover Roast Meat
  4. GF, DF, egg free Chocolate Cake (this is probably the recipe I would share most on facebook food groups, especially if someone is looking for an allergy friendly cake).
  5. Letting Go

As you can see 3 of my top 5 posts contain recipes but other topics also made the top 5.

As I was finishing off this post my daughter suddenly asked when dinner was, as she was going out in less than half an hour.  Fortunately I had rice cooked & with some help was very quickly able to make fried rice, also using up some leftover meatballs.

My blog will probably continue to have a variety of posts on different issues.

Is there anything you would like me to blog about?  I’d love to hear from you.

Reading Log – May 2017

Reading Log May

May was a very slow month for me in terms of reading books.  I did manage to finish reading 1 book early in the month.  I was reading another couple of books on & off throughout the month but didn’t finish either of them.

I have however done lots of reading, learning and thinking in other ways as I attended a 4 day conference as well as attended part of an on-line conference which didn’t quite work due to time differences.  The content of these conferences has made me want to revisit some books I have previously read, as well as given me a whole list of other books I want to read.

This is the one book that I did finish reading in May:

The Good Life:  What makes a life worth living? by Hugh Mackay

Australian social researcher & Psychologist asks and answers the question “What makes a life worth living?”.  The answer according to him:  “A good life is determined by our capacity for selflessness and our willingness to connect with those around us in a meaningful and useful way.”  He talks a lot about The Golden Rule – “Do to others what you want them to do to you.”  This is a rule my mother very much talked about and lived by as we were growing up.  It was interesting to note that a version of this “rule” can be found in all of the major world religions.

We are made for connection with others and life is much better if we can follow the golden rule.

What do you think makes a life worth living?

This brings my year to date total to 25 books.

What books have you been reading lately?