East Coast Beach

Gluten-Free By The Sea

Dining Gluten-Free in America’s East Coast Beach Towns Since I was a child, I’ve been visiting Ocean City, Maryland, and my husband and I have continued the tradition by taking our own kids there each summer. It’s a popular beach town full of attractions like mini golf, amusement parks, movie theaters, water slides, go-karts, and a boardwalk spanning over 30 blocks. […]

Kids in Sports

Kids & Sports

Help your gluten-free child feel “part of the team” Recently I heard about a conversation two kids were having about my celiac son, Ryan, who happens to play ice hockey. It went something like this: Gavin: Ryan’s a really fast skater. Jack: You know he’s gluten-free, right? I’m still chuckling about the whole thing. It’s got […]

Sweet Christine's Bakery

Sweet Christine’s

The Sweet Result of Years of Suffering from Celiac and Gluten Sensitivity The gluten-free world is filled with stories of people who took lemons and turned them into lemonade. I’m privileged to have met two women who have turned their diagnoses of celiac disease and gluten sensitivity into a thriving bakery called Sweet Christine’s that brings smiles to so many gluten-free faces! […]

Taxes

Tax Deductions for Gluten Free Groceries: Are they worth the effort?

Yes, it’s that particularly dreaded time of year again, folks: tax season! I am not a certified tax consultant, I am just a normal taxpayer, which has prompted me to research the question about whether or not gluten-free taxpayers can or should take a tax deduction for their gluten-free groceries. In the 11 years since our own son was diagnosed with celiac, […]

Epcot

Disney’s Message To Gluten-Free Diners

“ Be Our Guest” For years, Disney World has been the place for people with special dietary needs to vacation, and I’m thrilled to announce that Disney has done it again. They’ve taken their commitment to gluten-free and allergy-friendly dining up another notch. I recently spoke with Gary Jones, Culinary Dietary Specialist at Walt Disney Parks & Resorts – and […]

World Travel

Traveling Made Easy

Gluten-free travel specialists take the effort out of traveling In the early years after our son was diagnosed with celiac disease, traveling meant we were essentially “on our own” in uncharted territory. This was way back in 2005, before “gluten-free” was a household term. My research for any trip involved calling chefs at resorts to have lengthy conversations (and in […]