• Our Eczema Story

      Doctors told us there was no cure.  No cause for the debilitating rash that covered his body. They told us he was just an allergy kid, and that we should learn to live with daily steroids, puffy eyes, and inflamed skin.   We disagreed. We cured our sons eczema.  And we proved them wrong.     Read our story… How it began – Part one of our eczema story Allergic to everything – Part 2 of our eczema story Fight for a Cause (CHLA) – Part 3 of our eczema story Victory Dance – Part 4 of our eczema story DIY Eczema Friendly Laundry Soap – coconut free, allergyfree

  • DIY Eczema Friendly Laundry Soap – Coconut free, allergy free

    This is the detergent that changed my life.  That changed my sons life.  That came from the realization that someone CAN be allergic to even hypoallergenic “free and clear” products as well as  natural and organic chemical free products.  Using the most basic recipe for home made laundry detergent I could find, I experimented with the one and only bar soap that does not irritate my sons skin.  It worked wonders, and we have never looked back! Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups Borax 1 1/2 cups Arm and Hammer Washing Soda 1 bar of Kiss My Face Pure Olive Oil Soap With a sharp knife, cut the bar of soap into…

  • Fight for a Cause (CHLA) – Part 3 of our eczema story

    My car crept slowly down sunset blvd, the infamous LA traffic stopping us at every light to watch dark eyed residents and interns in hospital blue scrubs and motionless faces cross the street, coming or going to their long and grueling shifts. We were surrounded by medical buildings full of average Americans with hope in their eyes,  blindly putting faith in their physicians, medical system, and in the drug industry to save their lives, heal their children, prevent disease and ensure good health. I was excited.  Full of hope for my son, the idea of healthy skin and a more normal life seemed to be a glimpse away.  Inching along…

  • How it began – Part one of our eczema story

    Meet Lucas.  My full of energy, Tasmanian Devil of a four year old boy, whose heart is bursting at the seams with love for the world around him and his mind is churning with curiosity.  I often liken him to George the monkey.  But I’ve got my eye on him a little better than that man with the yellow hat.  🙂 This kid is my everything.  (Well, half of my everything since his brother arrived.)  I would do anything for my boys, and all I want is for them to be happy and healthy.  Every mother’s wish, right?  Which is why I need to tell his story.  There just might…

  • Blueberry Day

    I think the whole neighborhood heard Lucas’ shriek when I asked him if he would like blueberries in his smoothie yesterday morning.  After being deprived of his favorite food for two weeks, he was ecstatic to be reunited with those tasty little berries.  After the smoothie he asked for trail mix (with dried blueberries) and happily chomped on them for about a half an hour.  He successfully snuck them into quite a few snacks by the time the day was over. It was so fun to see my happy kid eating his favorite food again. Now that it has been two weeks on the elimination diet, we are slowly transitioning…