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"The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you have to overcome the rain."

Yesterday started like any other Saturday, we fed the kids breakfast, got ready for the day and checked FB. Mr. Holland had a busy week and he wanted to go do something. It was a surprise on where we were going. Normally everyone is ok with this type of road trip, but with Tink med free, we didn't know what to expect. 

  We got in the van as Mr. Holland followed us in his car to Horsey's house, Hulk & Doc were going to spend the day with her so we could spend some needed time with Mr. Magnificent & Tink. We said our goodbye's and joined Mr. Holland in the car. Tink was full of questions, "When will we be there?", "Why do we have to go?" I know that she has a hard time with transitioning and other new situations, so I reassured her that everything was ok and asked her what she saw out her window. The anticipation was driving her nuts, the car ride was too long and the stims were taking over.

 When we finally got there I was very excited - I had n…

An apple a day...Wait! What? it makes my kid go crazy!

Almost a 4 weeks on the Feingold diet - We were doing great, and then Tink's school thinks they're doing an awesome thing by handing her an APPLE!  Well.. she came bombing in the house after school, loud and obnoxious as can be. Couldn't sit still and her journal said she was jumping a lot in school. She told me the"heathy"snack was.....apples. They are a no-no on stage 1 of FG. I was amazed (still a little shocked) that some kids are THAT sensitive to salicylic acid. I will definitely be packing her a healthy snack from now on... She did calm down just in time for bed by the way.

New changes..for the better.

In Dec my husband had surgery for reoccurring polyps and was diagnosed with Samter's triad. He was told to follow a salicylic acid free diet. At the same time our kids were very hyper (two on ADHD medication) and I was leaning toward trying the Feindgold diet.  So on February 22nd we purged our cabinets and haven't looked back. At first shopping was overwhelming for us. - Searching through our new "bible" to see if a product was approved while Tink, Hulk and Doc were running up and down aisles. Cold lunches would soon be added to the daily routine as well.  

Mr. Holland and I noticed a calmness come over us after about one weeks fully on it. As for the kiddos it took them about 3 weeks.  I love spending my weekends with them now. - Normally our weekends would consist of shipping some of them to Horsey's house aka grandma.  They are happier & calmer than I have seen them in a long time. 
Last Friday I decided (with Doctors ok) to try and take Tink off her ADHD…