What I’ve Been Up To – Missing Emmett

Dear All’s Fare Food Blog loyal readers,

I know that it’s been more than two years since my last post and almost three since I’ve posted regularly. I thank you for your continued support.

This past year has been a difficult one for me and my family. We lost our first son, Emmett John Michael, in late April. I’ve just recently started to write again in an effort to share our story and help get more awareness around miscarriage and baby loss.

Recent research suggests that nearly 1 out of every 4 pregnancies end in loss, miscarriage, or stillbirth. So, how come we don’t hear about it more? My hope is that by sharing our family’s story, other families won’t feel so alone or isolated.

If you’d like, you can read more about Emmett’s story here and see our most recent blog posts here. If you know someone who’s gone through miscarriage or baby loss, please share our story with them.

Perhaps one day I may return to this blog and continue my foodie adventures around the world. However, for now, I feel my calling is to help other mothers who are living without children cope, grieve and remember their babies.

Sincerely,

Christina ❤

Contemplating the Future and Kane’s Donuts

It’s been way too long since my last post. Nearly 16 months. I’ve been struggling with what to do with this blog while trying horribly to lose weight, not to mention crazy work and family life happenings.

I have tossed around the idea of possibly switching to more of a “lifestyle” format that examines more than just food, providing a better way for me to comment on other aspects of my life. As much as I adore food, it does not make up all of me.

But while I still figure things out…here’s this glorious pic of some fabulous donuts from The world famous Kane’s Donuts in Saugus, MA.

If you have suggestions of what you’d like to see or if you’d follow me to another blog, please let me know in the comments below.

Pictured below: (from top right, clockwise) — Reese’s peanut butter cup, apple cider, chocolate coconut, Maine blueberry, turtle and chocolate glazed.

Find more about Kane’s at: http://www.kanesdonuts.com.

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2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for my blog. Enjoy the geektastic stats!

Here’s an excerpt:

4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 55,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 13 Film Festivals

Click here to see the complete report.

Dakota Says: No Chocolate for Doggies

dakota-xmascard Hi Mommy’s Bloggy Followers,

It’s almost Christmas! I’m soooo happy! My stocking is full of stuff for my first Christmas holiday with my new family. I hope my Mommy and Daddy got me some fun and yummy stuff!

So far this Christmas, I helped my Mommy make some cookies and pies. It smells so good in the house when she bakes!

But, I gave Mommy a little scare on the day after Thanksgiving. Lemme tell you why…

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National Day of Remembrance

A large group of bloggers throughout the U.S. will be observing a day of silence for those in Connecticut on Monday, Dec. 17. We will post this image on our sites, rather than any planned blog posts to show solidarity with the families and victims.National Blogging Day of Remembrance

Dakota’s Pumpkin Peanut Butter Treats

Dakota waiting for treatsHi to all my mommy’s bloggie followers. It’s Dakota again. I hope everyone is having a great fall. I know I am. It’s so much fun to run through all of the fallen leaves on our walks.

This week, my mommy and daddy have orientation at my doggie school. I’m enrolled in a class called “Diamonds in the Ruff” at the MSPCA for eight weeks. I’m a little afraid of other dogs and some people, so this class — we hope — is going to get me more comfortable around some other four-legged friends.

Fall is one of my favorite times of the year. I love chasing after my daddy outside and he’s really good at tug ‘o war. But, my mommy likes fall a whole bunch, too. This is one of her favorite times of year to bake things. So, she made me some really awesome homemade baked doggie treats. Let’s see how she made ’em…

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Being Proactive With Nutrition As A Cancer Patient

 

Picture by Bill Ebbesen, use under Creative Commons

If you’re a regular reader to the blog, you’ll know that sometimes we discuss my own personal health struggles living with fibromyalgia, chronic anemia and migraines. But today we venture away from those ailments to hear from Jillian McKee, an advocate from the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance. She has healthy eating tips for people with cancer.

Unfortunately, in today’s world one of the sad realities is that most people in some way have been affected by cancer. It has either taken away a loved one or a friend, or affected him/her personally. For me, my husband’s mother was taken by the evil C-word when he was a child. It also recently stunned the life of a dear friend.

While there is no cure for cancer, there are treatments to help combat it. But after the chemo and other therapies of modern medicine, some times people want to try other methods to improve their life and well-being. There are complementary and alternative treatments – such as dietary changes – to help a person be more proactive and take control of his or her health.

Take it away, Jillian…

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