With the year coming to an end, there is so much to look back at. Our kids have learned mommy can make gluten free donuts and daddy can fix anything with super glue Ok that does seem insignificant, but trust me to my boys those are no small tasks out of the many that have been accomplished this year. No matter how you look at it, being a parent is a challenge. Then, add in gluten free and it can get over-whelming. I admit I have not always been the person I am today, but I have evolved out of necessity. I have become a more empowered me. This year has been a major year of attempting to take control of the situations I can and reminding myself (as much as I would love to) that I can’t control...Read More
I am going to give a little insight into the lives of a 100% gluten free household. In our household, I will estimate that we are at least 75% homemade due to limitations either of quality, options available, etc… Before going gluten free, I can say without hesitation that our family was not committed to any companies. We used to be like the average consumers, shopping for the best prices to save money. The days of saving money aren’t necessarily over, but it is more of a challenge. Gluten free living requires a bit of faith in the companies claiming they are what they say they are, so my dedication to companies has increased. I wish there were more companies like the one offering this giveaway. Gluten free living doesn’t mean we deserve over-priced or...Read More
While preparing for the holidays, I always feel a sense of isoation. We have a celebration at home, so we can have all the christmas traditions gluten free. As for stepping out of our bubble, there are the people who say they are not inviting us because it is an inconvenience and the people who have unofficially elected me do all of the grocery shopping, cooking, and cleaning. Speaking of, I am way behind schedule on my shopping and cooking for Christmas As Hunter gets older, I refuse to let him see how cruel people can be. It scares me that if this is how our family treats our son, then how can we expect the rest of the world to accept him. It is so frustating feeling all that added work and pressure; however, there are...Read More
With Celiac and our first child attending school, the germs are running wild in our house. Once one of us gets gluten contamination it seems like we can never get well, so in walks….Bodycology. They offer great anti-bacterial products that allow us to get clean without dehydrating our skin. Bodycology has the appeal of specialty bath products without the hefty price tag and conveniently located at mass-market retailers and grocery stores. Antibacterial products include… Antibacterial foaming hand soap: “an intense foaming lather for a quick, yet thorough clean” available in 3 scents: Apple Orchard, Brown Sugar Vanilla, and Cucumber Melon. *My personal opinion is that this is a great treat after doing the kitchen chores. Even after...Read More
At the end of the survey, you’ll be able to sign up for newsletter and a chance to win 5-pack of American Dining cards. Chance to win 5-pack of American Gluten-Free Dining CardsRead More
Betty 10 Red Hot Holiday Trends includes Gluten free lifestyles! Here is a list of the trends: 1. Bright Colors, Playful Food: Food Is Fun Again 2. Street Eats and Tweets: Meals Go Mobile 3. Man Up, Eat Up: Beer. Bacon. Good. 4. Spot at the Table: Pets Are Part of the Family 5. Gifts to DIY for: Wrap Up Some Creativity 6. Food for a Cause: Feed The Soul 7. Kids in the Kitchen: Connect While You Cook 8. Alternative Diets Go Mainstream: Hold the Gluten 9. Retro Rewind: Get Back to Great 10. Mixology Mashup: Cookies Meet Cocktails Thanks to General Mills/Betty Crocker embracing the needs of those with dietary restrictions going into a grocery store and holiday planning is not as stressful as it used to be. After receiving the Red Hot Trends list, I...Read More
bath & body works: "committed to helping consumers improve emotional and physical well-being" unless gluten free?
I used to be a customer of Bath & Body works pre-Celiac. When we first started dealing with purging products (companies) for the health benefits, Bath & Body Works was contacted. They responded that there was no Gluten free list, but i could tell them a product to find out. 3 years ago things were different and i admit gluten free was not as mainstream so i stopped shopping there. 3 years later: I am now revisiting the past and trying to get questions answered…I contacted Bath & body Works again. It amazes me that nothing has changed. We are on our 9th email with little progress. They do not provide ingredient lists online and i refuse to go to the store only to look at the ingredient list on every single item. They have since apologized...Read More