Spring is in the air!

I kind of took a little hiatus from the blog. I got really busy with life I guess. It's been 11 months and I'm still trying to get the hang of having 3 kids!! Especially now that my baby is cruising and crawling everywhere, I feel like I have no time for much of anything. I had family stay (I'm Canadian so when family visits, it's usually a couple of weeks). I am really in need of revamping my schedule and reorganizing my endless list of stuff to do. With spring and summer approaching, there will be even less time as there will be soccer, softball, swimming, skating, not to mention the large garden that needs to be planted, tended, watered and weeded that my friend and I are partnering up on this year! So, like I said, I'm regrouping and rescheduling. My goal for the rest of the year is to do at least one blog post per week.

Follow up to the 21 Day Detox Diet - I made it 10 days. I'm not ashamed of that, in fact, I think I did a pretty good job. For me though, nursing and extremely low carb does not mix. I was becoming miserable by the day and exhausted. At day 11 I starting eating a lot more fruit and sweet potatoes. So, detox over - happy Robyn! I do plan on doing it again once my babe is weaned but until then...

I'm so excited about the garden! I'm going to chronicle our project from first planting to our harvests on the blog. We're getting together tomorrow to plant our first seeds. Every year I usually only plant some herbs, tomatoes and peppers. But this year we are going all out - lettuces, spinach, sweet potatoes, cauliflower, broccoli, kale, herbs, eggplant, squash, melons, etc. Stay tuned, abundance or famine, who's taking bets??

No real subject matter to this post, just checking in to let you all know I'm still alive and kicking! Lupus symptoms are still non-existent! I'm feeling better by the day as the weather has been beautiful the past couple of days. The sun has actually felt warm on my face. I'm so happy spring is coming!

I was recently interviewed for the blog phoenixhelix.com and shared my story of how lupus has effected my life. Give it a read here.



  1. I am a 35yr old mother who also has Lupus with Sjogrens. If you don't mind, I'd like to fire a few questions at you about your diet. Are you only gluten free or are you avoiding all grains? Do you have to avoid nightshade vegetables? Do you have to go on steroids every time you are sick? I found your blog and FB page very encouraging. Thank you for your efforts!

    1. Hi Rhonda!

      Sorry I missed your comment! I avoid all grains, they all make me feel sick in different ways. I am lucky and have never had problems with nightshades. I avoid all legumes. I have been able to tolerate some grassfed dairy but it is not helping with losing the baby weight!! Usually when I go into a flare it is quick and brutal so yes, I've always had to get on prednisone right away (along with plaquinil, imuran and sometimes lasix). Hope that helps!

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