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africanqueen99

Member Since 18 Sep 2013
Offline Last Active Oct 22 2014 07:18 PM
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Overthinking The Autumn...

01 September 2014 - 02:51 PM

My husband and I were talking today about our typical Fall activities with the kids - apple picking with the hayride, pumpkin picking with the hayride, climbing the hay bale castle to go through the corn maze, etc. you get the drift.

This is going to be our first Fall dealing with celiac. Is hay a concern? No idea if it's wheat, but I'm in the Midwest so highly likely - we make our wheat cheap and plentiful!

Toaster Bags

26 July 2014 - 06:48 PM

Do you have a preferred brand?

I'm curious about the reusable aspect. Keeping them around with gluten on the outside freaks me out. How do you deal with that aspect?

Places To Eat In Atlanta...

17 June 2014 - 01:35 PM

My oldest is going to Celiac camp next month - she's so excited to not have to think about food for a whole week!!

 

I will be driving her to Atlanta and dropping her off the next day.  It's a ten hour drive (no stops) so I'll pack food for the car - we can wing it.  My husband and I will drive out again to pick her up on a Friday and spend that night and all day Saturday in Atlanta then drive home on Sunday.  So, several meals worth of time.

 

Anybody from the area (or traveled there) and can give me some decent places to eat that are safe for my girl?  I'm not sure which area of town we will stay so many options would be great!

 

Thanks!


What Do You Keep At School?

03 February 2014 - 12:27 PM

Do you have a box of treats/rewards/birthday snacks/etc that you keep at school?  I'm trying to think of what to send.

 

I will have a couple of Go Picnics for the nurse to use in an emergency, but the teacher would like something for the unplanned birthday party.  I was thinking of little bags of M&Ms, skittles, and tootsie pops.  Anything else that would work?

 

Our school requires all things to be labeled and get approval from the nurse so I couldn't make brownies/cupcakes/etc to wrap and send for the freezer.  We do have a dedicated gluten-free baker in town, but her cupcakes (as awesome as they are) aren't cheap and I don't think frozen cupcakes are as delicious as M&Ms!


Pasta Play...

27 January 2014 - 01:17 PM

Would you let your *almost 8 year old* do a craft with pasta for Girl Scouts?  Pasta would be spray painted white first and the activity is decorating it with Sharpie.

 

I already told them that she can't do it, but now I'm wondering if I'm overthinking.  She would have access to soap and water when finished.  This kid is a chronic lip picker - which is what concerns me.  I could sit next to her during said activity, though, and make sure she keeps her hands off her face.

 

PS - it's "bow tie" pasta so I can't even find that shape in gluten-free in my area (and I live in a major metropolitan area!).