08 Dec 18
Becoming Bostonian

People ask me questions about Mathias’ feeding issues daily. Mathias’ feeding issues are complex, so I’ll try to answer the most frequently asked questions in this blog post. What’s a “Tubie?” A Tubie is anyone who has a feeding tube, no matter what kind! How does Mathias’ tube work? This is actually a question that […]

19 Nov 18
Our Journey with Infant Allergic Colitis

Our journey with Allergic Colitis all began when our son, Bobby, was about a month old. We had never heard of Allergic Colitis (also known as MSPI or Food Protein Induced Allergic Proctocolitis) prior to receiving Bobby’s diagnosis and after spending countless hours asking Dr. Google, there isn’t that much on the internet about it. […]

02 Nov 18

In the storm and fire of the life that has been my very existence. I am shattering the walls down, looking for light and awareness that I have never really known until now. I am gleaming in the thoughts of truth and beauty which bestows us all. I am here, I am more present than […]

30 Sep 18
Feed That Nation

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed are my own and not that of my employer.  Hello! As I’ve mentioned before, I work part-time at Children’s Minnesota, a pediatric health-care network in the Twin Cities area. I am a dietetic technician, and I’ve learned so much in the past few months about nutrition, health-care, and working […]

07 Sep 18
Embracing Our Crazy

Hi friends!!!!  We’ve gotten lots of questions regarding Adriana’s feeding tube and our journey that I thought I would put the answers to them in one place!  If I missed a question please reach out and let me know, we’d love to hear from you.   Why does Adriana have a feeding tube? Was she […]

15 Aug 18
The Mighty Moms Club

If you’ve never experienced the excruciating helpless stress of listening to your baby screaming (read: SCREAMING) for hours, you may not understand how incredibly surreal a few minutes of quiet can be. These baby formulas for colic will provide the swashbuckling silence you heart is yearning for. Prepare to swoon.

13 Aug 18
Market Research Industry

Description Amino acid-based formula, also known as an elemental formula, is a type of hypoallergenic infant formula made from individual amino acids. The amino acids are in the simplest form, making it easy for the body to process and digest. Neocate, EleCare and Nutramigen Puramino are the more commonly encountered brands of amino acid-based formula. Overview of Amino Acid Based […]

06 Aug 18
Market Research Industry

Overview of Amino Acid Based Formula Market Amino acid-based formula, also known as an elemental formula, is a type of hypoallergenic infant formula made from individual amino acids. The amino acids are in the simplest form, making it easy for the body to process and digest. Neocate, EleCare and Nutramigen Puramino are the more commonly […]

26 Jul 18
Melissa Sokolnicki

Jesus H C. I doubt that’s an appropriate way to start off a post but it’s the only phrase that comes to mind right now. Life has been overwhelming and crazy and busy and full of baby tears and screaming, and maybe some mama tears and screaming too. Two under two. Everyone wanted to tell […]

24 Jul 18
Mama Chewy

That’s right our poor little girl had a mild case of colic. Colic, if you don’t know, is a condition in which baby’s will cry for hours at a time with no clear cause. It usually happens at around the same time every day and although our girl’s case was a mild one (usually we are able to finally calm her down after 2 or 3 hours at most) there are some tips and tricks that we learned to help us along the way. 

14 Jul 18
Adventures of a Food allergy dad

Let’s be real, a lot of these kids have legitimate reasons to be focused on their own situations, these kids that will never have a “normal” life. But I have seen some of the coolest and most selfless things coming out of these kids.

09 Jul 18
my barren land

I’ll start off this post by giving my outlook on breastfeeding/formula feeding BEFORE having a child.  Disclaimer: I was completely ignorant to the topic considering I had no first-hand experience with it myself.  But given that, this was my stance – breast is best.  No if’s, and’s or but’s about it.  There was no circumstance […]

01 Jul 18
Finding the Sunny Side

We’ve done our best to maintain some semblance of normalcy for Sam throughout this experience.  We kept him in daycare and spent most nights at home.  Since both boys have been home, we’ve done our best to give Sam one-on-one time with a parent daily, preferably outside.  It’s still not enough. We weren’t able to […]

29 Jun 18
Katnip for the Soul

“Morning checklist: clothes? Sufficiently. Keys? Yep! Found them. Coffee cup? Full. Sanity?…Sanity?! And we have a runner..” I thought that my youngest daughter would be the exact opposite of her sister when it came to colic and tummy problems. Upon hearing that I was pregnant again I instantly started having visions of the “perfect” child: […]