About Melanie

A lot has happened in 10 years of blogging.

Here’s a current photo of my crew…

And here’s what we looked like 10 years ago when I started blogging at Gluten Free Krums.

I think we might actually be improving with age…for now anyway.

If you scroll all the way back to June of 2007, you’ll see that I began blogging because I was in the process of writing a book called Bagels, Buddy, and Me: A Story about Celiac Disease and Gluten Intolerance. It is the story of my son’s diagnosis of Celiac Disease – and our simultaneous discovery of our Golden Retriever’s inability to eat wheat. (Our “Buddy” whom we lost to a car on our busy street several years ago.) My husband said, “All authors need a blog,” and I laughed. (I may have rolled my eyes.)

A few days later, I decided he was probably on to something, and gave it a whirl.

I enjoyed it so much, that I kept logging in but not really saying much about the book. Rather, I was telling you all about our kids, our homeschooling journey, our family vacations, our trials, our joys, our church planting adventures in New England, our favorite recipes and more. Turns out I am the world’s worst marketer, though if you want to buy a book you can do it here.

(Or you can stop by the house where I still have a couple of hundred in the basement.)

Ten years in, and with hardly a recent mention of our gluten free lifestyle (still no gluten in this house), it seemed like time to change things up to better reflect the blog’s content, which amounts mostly to my passions and the goings on in my heart and walk with God. (And lots of photos and archiving of life around here.)

And now for the “About” part:

I’m a follower of Christ.

A native Texan living in New England. (Massachusetts, specifically.)

A pastor’s wife.

A mother to three.

A sister to three.

An aunt to nine. (So far.)

A  16+ year homeschool mom. (Only one more year to go.)

A Texas Longhorn. (Unless they are playing the Baylor Bears.)

A runner.

A seminary student.

A mostly Paleo dieter.

A lover of books, people, traveling, and hospitality.

Of hot tea, iced coffee, chips and guac, and creme brûlée.

A discipler of women. A small group leader. An occasional speaker.

An ISTJ, melancholy-choleric, Enneagram 1. Sigh….


I think I’ll just stop right there.


I’m so excited to get started sharing and documenting the next ten years.

Thank you for coming along with me.