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Discussing My Son's History with Sorbitol Intolerance

While navigating my eldest son's difficulty with peach baby food ("difficulty" is putting it nicely, he would projectile vomit his entire stomach contents) and how it effects his little brother. I slowly discovered that he was reacting the same way with other foods as well. Check out the video above for the story in more detail. Here's a summary. It took some digging and I don't remember exactly how I came across this, but I finally made the connection that the foods he was reacting to were all high in Sorbitol. Sorbitol is a sugar alcohol found in stone fruits and a few other things including peaches, pears, apples, apricots, plums, and prunes. A Sorbitol Intolerance can cause bloating, cramps, diarrhea, and/or nausea. Disclaimer: The information in this post, in the video, and the video's description is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician. This is information gathe

Remedy that Boring Baby Wipes Container

I'm so tired of seeing boring wipes containers. The prints some companies have been coming out with are something but they're still rather basic and not at all personal. I got a chip on my shoulder the other day about this and decided to do something about it. The good news is: I got what I wanted. The bad news is: well, you'll see... First I gathered my supplies. I used: a plain, wipes containers (obviously) some pretty fabric I had in storage Kitchen shears The first tube of super glue I found in the junk drawer Note: There's no specific reason to use this specific glue. It worked for me, but I didn't try other so they may very well work too. An upside-down picture of the super glue I used because reasons Let's dive in! It was a pretty straightforward process. I glued it down on the first side, then the second, third, and fourth, folding the final edge so that it laid down to cover the first edge. Then on the bottom I folded the fabric at the corners to make s

Red Light, Green Light - Going on an adventure around town

Watching Bubble Guppies on Nick Jr the other morning I got a chip on my shoulder to use it as a learning experience with my oldest. Molly and Gil were going around town in the beginning of the episode on their way to school seeing their neighborhood. When they got to school, Mr. Grouper started teaching them about their neighborhood. Once the episode was over, I asked Big Boy if he wanted to go for a ride around his neighborhood like the Guppies. He was floored so we set out! We saw places he'd already seen tons of times before but this time was more interesting and fun for him because he said, "I'm a Bu Guppie Mommy!" We drove by a mailbox to drop some mail in. While we were there, we saw the post office. Then we saw the library, a police car, two big churches (a "yellow" one made of limestone and a "red" one made of bricks), the house that he was made in..., the little kids school, the big kids school, a bridge that went over a road, a bridge tha