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Thanks, Pharma. You created the “anti-vaccine movement”.

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Gluten Free and Allergen Free Expo Secauscus, NJ September, 7-8!

I’m so over the moon excited to be presenting “Free to be… Gluten-Free, a Mom’s Choice Award Winning book to the audience at the Gluten Free and Allergen Free Expo in Secaucus this September 7-8!   Here’s their mission! The Gluten & Allergen Free Expo is dedicated to meeting the needs of the celiac community, …

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Book review! “To Sleep…Perchance to Die” by Donald Grippo

“To Sleep…Perchance to Die” by Donald Grippo, D.D.S     I’m not sure how anyone can resist this cover!  I told the author this when I grabbed an autographed copy of his new release, “To Sleep…Perchance to Die” this month.  I hoped this book wouldn’t disappoint me.  I didn’t want it to be just a …

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Book Review- “Lube Of Life” By Mindy Mitchell and Edward Land

  I picked up a copy of “Lube Of Life” from Barnes & Noble the other day after watching a compelling introduction by both authors, Mindy Mitchell and Edward Land.  I thought that this book was out of my age range and would be silly for me to read- that was BEFORE I heard them …

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Free To Be…Gluten-Free! … with older children!

When I first wrote, “Free to Be… Gluten-Free!” My son was a couple years younger and my daughter wasn’t yet diagnosed with any gluten (or corn) issues.  I wrote the book with the younger age group in mind.  The children can identify with the boy in the book feeling ill on the potty, crying or …

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Allergy and Food Sensitivities RANT- YES, take me seriously! (Free To Be… Gluten-Free!)

Do you or your child(ren) have food allergies/sensitivities?  I want to hear from you!  Tell me your story!  Tell me all about it… because believe me, we can bond over it.  Whatever level of sensitivity or allergy you have in your house, we have our own.  How do people support or NOT support you and …

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Joe’s American Bar and Grill (Short Hills Mall, Short Hills- NJ)

Try Joe’s! Since becoming gluten-free, finding family places to eat where they can accommodate our need for corn free also, has been CHALLENGING.  Joe’s American Bar and Grill has been consistently TERRIFIC… and therefore worth more than a mention! http://www.joesamerican.com Plan to be there early, put your name in.  It may be a bit loud, …

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    Gluten-Free Brisket is so worth the time and effort.  Most of the effort is in the veggie prep- and if preparation of veggies is annoying, spend a little more for pre-cut ones.   Making a regular recipe gluten-free is a task easily done when it comes to meat dishes.  It’s a matter of …

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You CAN make a basic Chili! Now get cookin’!

How the heck do you make chili?  It’s FREEZING out, you yearn for something warm to heat you up from head to toe.  You haven’t make chili before and don’t quite know how to do it.  Well never fear, Joe Mom is here!  haha! Now seriously, I’m NOT NOT NOT a chef.  However, I do …

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The ten worst ways your children are being poisoned right now- reprint from Natural News.

This was good enough to blog- interesting and even if you don’t agree on some issues, worth the read! The ten worst ways your children are being poisoned right now A reprint of a Dec 9th article from natural news: Modern children are being poisoned like never before in the history of human civilization. No …

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Calm the Frig Down… How a “Joe Mom” deals with fevers

        Nathan is caring for his sick sister.  Luckily and knock on wood, he didn’t end up sick too! I’m just a regular “Joe Mom” and my kids get sick too. So it’s a Friday at 5 pm, and your little cuddly child feels hot.  Not normal hot, but hot hot.  What …

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Whisper in the Wind – By Heather Spergel

I wrote this little poem because of the sad task someone I know has- to tell her child that she is dying.  How would you handle this?  How do you even begin that conversation? Whisper in the Wind Cuddling you on my lap I just know There is no way to tell you that I …

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