About Me

Hi, and welcome to my new blog! My name is Jessica. I am a 33-year-old stay-at-home mom, librarian by training, avid reader, sometime knitter, and maker of delicious soup.

I started this blog to help me stay on track with my 21 day sugar detox. I have been eating/cooking grain-free on and off for almost 18 months. In that time (the first year or so) I lost 30 pounds, in addition to losing all the yucky symptoms I’d been dealing with – fatigue, stomach discomfort, general blah-ness. Now I’m doing level 3 of the detox, which means no fruit (except for green-tipped bananas) and no dairy. Also no sweet potatoes or winter squash. I love pretty much all of these things, but I think I can do it! Even when I’m eating really well, I tend to go overboard on sugary/starchy things, so this is a reset for me after the holidays.

A little more about me . . . I have a wonderful three-year-old son who is the light of my life and pretty much the center of my universe. I also have a wonderful husband who quit his job a year and a half ago to pursue his dream. He works from home as a video game programmer/designer/creator – his first game will soon be available on Steam! Our amazing little boy has been exhibiting some of those signs of autism that all parents are told to look for, so he will be evaluated in February. He has already been evaluated by the school district and is attending their fantastic developmental preschool. He is practically grain-free and gluten-free, and I can’t help but wonder what he would be like on the typical American diet . . .

Thanks for stopping by, feel free to contact me with any questions!


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