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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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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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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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Butternut Squash Soup- GF

My girlfriend Christina gave me a terrific Butternut Squash Soup recipe a couple of years back.  I’ve been playing with it ever since- using what I have, deleting what I didn’t want, and creating my own soup.  The results are never the same, but are always delicious! What you need: 1.  Butternut squash find it …

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Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Dessert Options 2012

As a gluten-free Mom of 2 gluten-free kids, Thanksgiving can be challenging.  Having it at my house this year made things a bit more controllable, but still labor intensive.  Once we do this year after year, I’m sure we will have it down! I made the gluten-free chocolate chip cookies from Elana’s Pantry http://www.elanaspantry.com/gluten-free-recipes/.  I cooled …

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“Free To Be… Gluten-Free!” May need a part 2… life brings challenges

When I started work on “Free To Be… Gluten-Free!” I had all my memories fresh from my son’s (and my) experiences with food sensitivities/allergies.  Various moms told me gluten could be the cause of my son’s sleep issues, mood swings, and exhaustion.  I never understood what “gluten” meant, let alone thinking that this was the …

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My book my book my very first book!

I always wanted to write books. Initially I wanted to write a parenting book about the struggles of raising a high need baby. Drawn to attachment parenting, I struggled to find a way to share our journey. I started children’s books- but they seemed rough and unfinished. I felt uninspired and unmoved to write and …

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Soy sauce replacement!

100% organic Gluten-free Dairy-free GMO-free Can’t wait to try this! I hear it has a bit of a sweet taste. When we went gluten-free we started using gf soy sauce….but we still ate soy. Soy….not the healthiest. So we shall try this!

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Why it is great to wear your baby/toddler and See MY examples!

I started using a sling when my son was born almost 6 yrs ago out of desperation to calm him.  Thanx to Maria at the Postpartem Place, I bought one.  I threw it across the room about 4 times before figuring it out.  Over the years,  my husband joked that a carrier was never truly …

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If you COOK it, they will (eventually) eat it! ….stick to it!

Want your kids to eat healthier?  Cook!  Cook with them, cook in front of them, cook with healthy organic foods and teach them how to grow up eating healthy. Start those habits early.  Shop with them.  My son was curious about a veggie and as a result, I learned how to cook it. We do …

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Attachment Parenting … how did we stumble upon this?

I had NO IDEA what Attachment Parenting was before we had my first child.  My doula mentioned Attachment Parenting and sleeping with our child and I thought she was off her rocker.  SLEEP with my CHILD?  That’s what a co-sleeping NEXT TO THE BED or a crib is for! What a nut (I THOUGHT).   …

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Allergies Allergies Allergies! Don’t stop smelling the flowers!

What do YOU do for allergies for yourself or your kids?  Do you find you treat their allergies different than your own? We are using BIOTICS products in my husband’s chiropractic office (among other supplement lines).  They have this AMAZING supplement called HistoPlex-AB.  My 5 yr old is taking it, as well as myself.  A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! …

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