Author Archives: Megan Venner

Anxiety… who knew?

My mother suffered from anxiety. She was never clinically diagnosed but those who knew her well had no doubt. It used to drive me crazy. She was jumpy… and nervous… and sometimes hard to be around.  And, as I am … Continue reading

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Back from the dead

Where the hell have you been?! That might be my question for a friend that disappears for nearly two months without a word. If I had a good excuse I’d give it to you.  I don’t.  Instead I have come … Continue reading

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A Shadow on the Holiday Spirit.

My mother loved poetry, particularily that of Alfred Lord Tennyson. On my 16th birthday she gave me a collection of his poetry, from which I read at her funeral.  When her father died she turned to his poem Crossing the … Continue reading

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Entering the Wide World of Technology

I’m a multi-tasking Mama.….well, I always was but now I’m doing it in high tech style. I have entered the world of the iPhone. I’m not so sure that’s a good thing.Don’t get me wrong. I love my new toy. … Continue reading

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Surviving the busy times on a yeast-free diet.

Stop the ride, I want to get off! I do this to myself… repeatedly. I try to jam too much into a day. Making all these crazy commitments work is a challenge most days but trying to make it work … Continue reading

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Remembrance Day… in a military family.

Little Dude stole some hearts at the Beaver Scouts Remeberanec Day service today. He piped up during the moment of silence to say “My Daddy didn’t die.”  Then he paused, and looking sad he added, “other Daddies died.” He broke … Continue reading

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Despite not being able to eat the hoards of candy donated to my children by generous neighbours (in what I know was a fiendish attempt to sabotage my diet), I am loving this diet. I’m not hungry.  Not at all. For … Continue reading

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Feeling Great… but wishing for at least a little Halloween candy.

Okay, now that the flu is behind me, I can honestly say that I feel great. I didn’t know what to expect when I started this yeast-free adventure but I feel as though a fog has lifted.  I feel clearer, … Continue reading

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A short break… thanks to the flu.

I was all set to blog about how great being yeast-free makes me feel… then the flu hit.  It’s hard to talk about being healthy when you’re not. Stay tuned for more when this virus lets go of the vice-grip … Continue reading

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Gratitude and a sixth birthday.

I’ll continue posting about my diet this week but for today I have other thoughts…. Big Dude turned six today. It is a fascinating age.  I see glimpses of the big boy he will become but love the little one … Continue reading

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