Category Archives: Caregivers

What Causes Depression, Part 2

19 years ago our baby had growth problems from an unknown physical ailment (which was found a year later). But the doctor in that city at that time could not find a reason for our son’s lack of growth.  So … Continue reading

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What Causes Depression?

A few years ago, I told you a story about when Nathan was a baby:  http://www.blackhillspicturebooks.com/2014/11/13/amazing-true-story/ Then I got to thinking what that story had in common with some things I went through a number of years ago…. Apparently, many … Continue reading

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Sick in the Fall

It seems that some people with mold illness, and even some people without mold illness, get suddenly sicker in the autumn weather.  Various hypotheses have been presented on this.  Here is my hypothesis on the mold/chemical aspect. My “main” super … Continue reading

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Time to Grieve

My Dad passed away on Friday, so I need some time to grieve. Not sure when I will blog again, we’ll see. But today, I will share good advice given me by a number of friends this week, on grieving a … Continue reading

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Getting through Grief

One day when our daughter Sarah, who has spina bifida, was very young, we took her to see her orthopedist.  He explained that with the level of her lesion, it would be impossible for her to walk without major assistance. … Continue reading

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Guest Post–The Crock Pot Method

Guest post by a friend of mine The Crock Pot Method of Sharing Ideas with Others I really love these ideas!  And it could apply to much more than just mold illness or MCS. My friend writes: I’ve been discouraged … Continue reading

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Rainy Windows

The car speeds down the highway, splashing a bit of water. I look out at the rain on the fields. Then I focus on the raindrops on the window, not sure why I am fascinated by the trails they make … Continue reading

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A Pretty Head Wrap for Health

Last month I broke my wrist, which has meant three doctor appointments so far. (It’s healing great, though! Not any slower than normal! 🙂 ) But the normal scents and unavoidable chemical cleaners/disinfectants at the hospital were really tough to … Continue reading

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MCS & Biotoxin Illness: Evaluating Progress in Health

An engineer, whose wife had MCS, told us you can never know you have removed enough chemicals from the environment for the body to recover until you see the body recovering. (So, they built a house absolutely as low-chemical as … Continue reading

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More on Loop Scheduling

So this might be something everyone else already thought of, 😀  but I finally divided my house into “zones” for deep cleaning–15 zones not including mudroom (because I can’t go in there) but including windows as the 15th zone. (This … Continue reading

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