Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Welcome to my blog: New Celiac Mom!

Hello! Welcome to my very first post on my new blog: New Celiac Mom.

If you haven't read my About page, be sure to check it out. I am the mother of a 10 year old child who was diagnosed about 6 months ago with Celiac Disease. This diagnosis has changed the way our family functions (to say the least). We are in the very early stages of educating ourselves about Celiac, enduring trials and tribulations, and jubilating over the fact that my son's constant tummy aches are—for the most part—gone.

Celiac son has a peanut allergy brother, so food allergies are not brand new to us. Peanut allergy brother has traveled with an Epi-pen his entire life and does not know what a peanut (or peanut butter or Reese's Peanut Butter Cups or peanut M&Ms) taste like. Peanut allergy brother could go into anaphylactic shock if he accidentally comes in contact with a peanut. Scary stuff.

Although Celiac son's symptoms do not seem as severe on the outside, we know that what is going on in the inside is just as scary. As a family, we want to do everything we can to keep him safe. Since his diagnosis came later in life, he knows what he's "missing." Pizza. Pasta. Bagels. Muffins. Baked Goods.

If you're reading this, I'm sure you can relate. 

So, if you are also on a new Celiac journey, or even if your journey is not so new, I'd love to hear from you. I will be sharing tips and tricks that have worked for us, how-to's, yummy recipes we love, reviews, and probably most of all, reflections of our Celiac journey.

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