I just started bringing my girls to playgroup regularly again after a loooong break. It feels good to get back into going and the kids are loving it. I’m also enjoying some time to talk to other Moms.
It has brought back memories of when we lived in Ottawa. We always made it to playgroup as it was right across the street from where we lived. On the non-playgroup days, my Mom friends and I would often bring the kids out to Chapters, but first stop was Starbucks, always. We would order our fancy drinks and then we’d head to the kids area and let them play while we sipped on our lattes and chatted. Ah, I miss those days!
What I don’t miss is trying to figure out how to pronounce what I wanted to order. Ordering always went something like this:
Me: I’ll have a medium chai latte made with soy milk.
Starbucks barista: you mean a grande chai soy latte?
Me: yes, that’s what I said.
Now living in northern Ontario, the closest Starbucks is a four hour drive. But that’s okay, because now that I’m on the autoimmune protocol, everything in a chai soy latte is off limits. No worries though, I figured out how to still enjoy that chai goodness with this carob chai latte or, should I call it chai carob latte? Ooooh I like it! Just call me the AIP barista!
Hi! I’m Rebecca, a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and recipe developer! I was diagnosed with lichen sclerosis in 2006 when I was 21 years old. I felt deeply that healing was not going to come in the form of steroid creams and ointments, so I looked to natural health care. I always considered myself a healthy eater, and spent years experimenting with nutrition and different diet plans. However, I finally felt I was on the true road to health and healing once I started the paleo autoimmune protocol!