When you see an exit sign, it indicates a way out. But do we ever think about it as a way in? After all, there are two sides of an exit. When you push that door open, you enter something else. Maybe another room or a hallway lined with doors of other possibilities. Often it … Continue reading EXIT


This year I decided to document my days in a passion planner. It's a calendar, planner, listmaker, reflection journal. I got it because of the clinical trial for Coleman's peanut allergy. Things were happening FAST and BIG, and sometimes slow and small. Years from now, when this research is reality, I want a place to … Continue reading PASSIONATELY THANKFUL


Last night, I heard the words that I knew would eventually come, "I'm getting tired of this." I figured he would. Eating chocolate pudding mixed with pasty powder for 127 days in a row would make me gag. But the words didn't come out of his mouth, they came out of mine. It wasn't really … Continue reading PUNCTURED PACKAGES


Today’s list of the forgotten: glasses, school clothes, football mouthguard, and epi-pens. I’d like to say it’s unusual for my son to forget that many things in one day. I’d like to say that’s where today’s list will end, but I also like to say, “day ain’t over yet”. If he forgets only one thing … Continue reading FORGOTTEN


Our peanut allergy research journey. August 22, 2018. A year ago I wrote about one bad day in the life of a food allergy parent. That appointment was never planned. It was an afterthought at his annual checkup to start allergy shots for his hay fever. Before we could begin, he had to have an … Continue reading PEANUT PUNISHMENT