Gluten-free is all the rage these days. Hollywood has embraced it. Companies are plastering “gluten-free” all over their products, even if they have always been gluten-free. So called “experts” are comparing it to the South Beach Diet. As somebody with severe celiac disease, I watch all of this with frustration and amusement. So let’s put […]
While working weekends at a café in Brooklyn to supplement my freelance job in the city, I noticed I couldn’t sit down on a milk crate to write on our sidewalk chalkboard. I tried everything I could, but my legs would not lower me to the ground. Lifting my long dress, I noticed my knees […]
“Pervasive Developmental Delay Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS). It has a slightly better prognosis than many other kids on the spectrum. You’ll learn to manage his behaviors.” I know I heard more than that, but the pediatrician’s words seemed like they ran together in a sea of statistics and milestones my son had not met by […]
I didn’t have a lot of time to spend with my mom, she passed away when I was just fourteen, but in those few short years she taught me valuable lessons for life. My children never met my mom but by passing on the lessons she taught me, they will forever have a connection with her.
In no particular order, here are 12 things my mother taught me:
I’ll admit it. I’m a typical Type A perfectionist. And not in a mild, “you have certain tendencies” way. I am in full-on obsessive-compulsive territory no matter how you slice it. Obsessive, with a healthy dose of addictive personality disorder mixed in for good measure. If I were a soup, I would be too hot […]
For this article, the lovely people at Simply Gluten Free proposed that I discuss the pros and cons of the gluten-free trend. I mean, it’s all anybody seems to be talking about these days, right? Dude note: If we ever run into each other, let’s make a deal. No talking about gluten. In a world […]