Oh, what a long, strange trip it’s been

Yes indeedy folks, it’s been more than a year since I did anything blog related.  Oh, maybe I answered a couple of messages, but that’s pretty much been it. Let’s get back to, shall we?

What’s new?





My oldest is wrapping
up his first year at college.  He lived in the dorms, maintained a B+ average, got involved on campus, and found himself not one, but THREE jobs.  I’d say he doing beautifully.






Kid 2 has stabilized.  No seizures, fewer anxiety attacks, more appropriate social interaction, and engagement.  He’s even been able to start flight lessons with his seizures in remission. We did have an unfortunate but interesting development when he and my husband travelled out of state to visit family.  Two days in, the fight-or-flight kicked in with a vengeance.  They’d been unable to take the high-ratio CBD medical marijuana with them.  Two days home and back on his regular dosing, his mood leveled out. We’ve also discovered eating wheat trashes his mood. (I’m in the process of trying to find an appropriate, 50-states-legal version of CBD so we can go visit the grandparents.  Stay tuned.)

Kid 3 had a helluva fall and winter. I’m actually not ready to talk about it publicly in any detail, since it invades his privacy — and he’s very clear on what privacy means to him.  Let’s just say … depression and anxiety like we’ve never experienced and this is not our first rodeo.  It was … new and different.  However, we’ve got everything back to a very good place and my baby boy, now 10!, is thriving.





Husband 1 (ha! A-1 super primo husband deluxe) continues his kick-ass-at-everything ride through life, but we’ve added in some supplements and changed up his diet for heart health. I’m going to write up what we’ve done after his next test results come back.





I am doing well…now. I made another pilgrimage to France (but this year I had trouble with food), cut 12″ of hair off, became obsessed with “Hamilton,” made some serious decisions about what I want to be involved with, and walked away from the Thinking Moms’ Revolution…basically over politics.

I’ve got black kids and an immigrant husband (albeit from Canada) born to immigrant parents (from India).  You can probably figure out where I stand even without my hand-knit hot pink hat. I lost an enormous portion of my personal support network over the past year and trying to regain my equilibrium has taken a lot out of me.  Also, my patience for conspiracy theories has evaporated.  Show me the science, baby.

Right now I’m focused on health and healing, creativity (writing, sewing, crocheting, knitting), spirituality, and being a better family manager (yes, this means housework), and trying to figure out exactly what it is I want to be doing.

Coming up:

More on sleep, sleep apnea, meal planning, weed killing, methylation, MTHFR, back pain, weight loss, nutrition for trauma, disordered eating, EFT, anxiety, amino acids, hypoallergenic dogs, CBD.

— Jill

About Jill R.

Mom, mostly tired, to 3 boys, mostly wired. Pretty much obsessed with healing foods for healthy brains.
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