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Category Archives: GF Parenting Corner

How to Reduce Cross Contamination at School

Cross contamination in the classroom can be tricky for teachers to manage, so I created a list of 5 Ways to Reduce Cross Contamination in the Classroom that have worked …

Aug 24, 2018
How to Plan a Kid-Friendly Picnic

The weather has been so amazing lately, and it’s the perfect excuse to spend the day outdoors with my kids. I always bring snacks when we go to the park …

May 11, 2018
Valentine’s Gluten Free Candy List

Be ready for Valentine’s Day with this Valentine’s Gluten Free Candy List.  Valentine’s Day is coming up and it’s one of those days that many people show their love and …

Feb 7, 2018
5 Survival Tips for a Gluten Free Valentine’s Day

Help make Valentine’s Day a positive experience for your gluten free child with these 5 Survival Tips for a Gluten Free Valentine’s Day. Valentine’s Day is such a fun holiday …

Jan 31, 2018
How to Host a Cookie Decorating Party for Kids

The holidays are approaching quickly and so is the long break from school. There’s always a rushed feeling we have as parents when it comes to preparing for the holidays, …

Dec 11, 2017
Gluten Free Hurricane Preparedness

Hurricane season is here and as my family prepares for the potential threat of Hurricane Irma, I’m reminded of the additional preparation that needs to take place when you’re on …

Sep 5, 2017
Back to School Gluten Free: Preparing at Home

In my last two blog posts about going back to school gluten free, I spoke about educating the staff and helping the teachers. Working with the school to make sure …

Aug 21, 2017
Back to School Gluten Free: Helping Teachers

School is starting soon and I know from experience that it can feel overwhelming when you need to trust others to keep your child healthy. But, what would you say …

Aug 14, 2017
Lunch Box Packing Tips + Giveaway

Packing lunch is part of our daily routine during the school year. I remember feeling extra stressed in the morning when my daughter first started going to school, so over …

Aug 10, 2017
Back to School Gluten Free: Educating Staff

Going back to school gluten free requires preparation that starts with educating the staff so that they can be successful and your child can focus on getting an excellent education …

Aug 7, 2017
Best Gluten Free On-the-go Snacks

As a mom of two young children, I feel like we’re constantly on the go. Whether we’re heading to the park, beach, a play date, or on an extended drive …

Jul 3, 2017
Tips to Stay Gluten Free at Summer Camp

Summer camp is starting soon and just like you prepared for school, it’s important to remember to do the same for camp. I’ve compiled a list of the top five …

Jun 7, 2017
DIY Easter Egg Bouquet

I really enjoy doing arts and crafts with my kids – it’s a fun way to spend time together and make keepsakes. We especially like doing holiday themed crafts, which …

Apr 9, 2017
3 Tips for Gluten Free Hospital Trips

Last week we had our first trip to the ER post celiac disease diagnosis. My daughter had croup – a respiratory virus that had been going around school and she …

Apr 3, 2017
20 Easter Basket Stuffer Ideas

20 Easter Basket Stuffer Ideas for Kids to make your shopping easier! Gluten free, allergy friendly and non-food ideas to make your child’s Easter extra special. I have the happiest …

Mar 31, 2017
3 Valentine’s Day Kids Crafts

Valentine’s Day is tomorrow and I’ve been doing crafts with my kids in preparation. In our house, our tradition is to treat the day as a celebration of love for our …

Feb 13, 2017
Vitamin Deficiencies & The Gluten Free Diet

Shortly after my daughter was first diagnosed with celiac disease, we went to a pediatric nutritionist. We were totally new to the gluten free world and I wanted to learn more …

Jan 26, 2017
Kid-Made Gluten Free Christmas Desserts

How many of you spend countless hours cooking Christmas dinner while your kids play together to stay entertained? This year we decided to let the kids help in the meal …

Dec 23, 2016
10 Gluten Free Stocking Stuffers

There is something magical about watching your children look inside their stockings on Christmas Day. It’s about two weeks away, but if you’re like most people you still have some shopping to …

Dec 10, 2016
Tips for A Celiac Safe Halloween

Halloween is such an exciting time of year for kids. The costumes, pumpkin picking and carving, and decorations are something that all kids can enjoy as the excitement for the …

Oct 27, 2016
Gluten Free Candy List

Halloween is just around the corner, and while non-food treats are a wonderful safe and all-inclusive way to celebrate, you might also want to find some candies that are safe …

Oct 21, 2016
15 Non-Food Halloween Treats Kids Will Love

There are so many reasons that non-food Halloween treats are awesome. Here are my favorites… They’re fun to play and last longer than candy. They make great favors at Halloween parties. …

Oct 7, 2016
The Teal Pumpkin Project

Updated October 2018 October is here, and that means Halloween is coming soon. The kids will be celebrating all month long from putting up decorations at home to decorating pumpkins …

Oct 3, 2016
The Birthday Party Hangover

Many of us associate a birthday hangover as something that adults experience after drinking too much at a party the night before. However, when you have a child that has …

Sep 23, 2016
4 Ways to Reduce Food Allergy Stigma

Having celiac disease or a food allergy as a child can be tough. Naturally, there will be times where they are left out because they can’t eat the same foods …

Sep 8, 2016
Gluten Free Travel Tips

Vacation planning takes on a whole new meaning when you’re traveling with a child with celiac disease or another severe food allergy. Packing clothes, toys, gf sunscreen, gf shampoos, etc …

Aug 16, 2016
3 Tips To Prevent Snack Sharing

From a young age you’ve been teaching your child the importance of sharing, but now that he or she has been diagnosed with celiac disease it can be difficult to …

Aug 5, 2016