A Gluten-Free Vegan Mom Who Knows

A raw, grain-free, corn-free, soy-free, oil-free, celiac mama raising her two healthy celiac girls.

February 5, 2014
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Teaching My Children that They Have Control Over Their Own Happiness Inspired by Pema Chodron

Teaching my girls that they have control over their own happiness by using an analogy I learned from Pema Chodron

Today’s weather reminds me of the day I picked my girls up from the supplemental school for homeschoolers, and Ainsley was sad as tears filled her eyes. As she buckled her seatbelt, I asked her what was wrong. She didn’t want to talk about it so I asked her to look out the window as I pulled out of the parking lot.… Read more

June 19, 2012
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Fixie Brightens My Day: Reading the best bike ad ever while sitting on my mighty throne…

I have to admit that I love this bike ad that appeared on Craigslist.

“Craigslist took the ad down after it got flagged, because they suck” – but thanks to Grist.org, Fixie lives on!

“Fixie don’t care”

Today’s the second day I’ve been home after two back-to-back trips (Vermont and NYC) and my stomach is still a mess (I completed the remainder of my testing [I am now scared for life]¬†yesterday that I was unable to complete before my trips) and my fatigue is making it a bit difficult to keep my spirits high, but regardless of my lack of energy and my frequent lengthy visits to the mighty throne, I keep repeating my two favorite affirmations while willing myself to better health.… Read more

June 9, 2012
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Listening to the Whispers

As much as I keep saying my positive affirmations that continue to bring much greatness into my life each day, these last two weeks I have been sick (and feeling worse each day) of which has caused me to lose over 5 1/2 lbs in the past 14 days (I am now almost at my weight before my Celiac testing back in 2008.… Read more

April 25, 2012
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GF/V Mama Book Club: The Four Agreements by don Miguel Ruiz

Yesterday, after posting a question to help a fellow gluten-free mom explore cereal choices for her kid(s), the discussion got a bit heated regarding whom should control the food choices in one’s home, the parents or the kids, and even though my girls do not eat cereal, the possible direction of the discussion created by this status post/question never entered my mind when trying to help Angie find a better cereal alternative.… Read more

March 23, 2011
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Educate Yourself Online for Free



I will always be a life-long learner, and since there are so many free online educational resources, my thirst for more knowledge is quenched without those annoying student loans.

Are you a life-long learner too? If so, check out these sites:
Happy Learning!… Read more