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Living with a Gluten-Free Husband
- By Nancy Kotlowski
- Published 06/23/2009
I am a 45 yr old working mom of 3 kids and a husband of 23 years who was just diagnosed with celiac disease. We both work full time, have 5 pets and a large house to keep up with. Finding the time to shop and cook for my family is time consuming and since the diagnosis it is even harder. I thought it would be cool to hear the other side of eating gluten-free and help out anyone in my position. Hope you enjoy the blog.
First thing this morning I read a post on the gluten-free forum regarding a husband who has celiac disease, while his wife does not. It was like reading about myself. Sometimes we may feel that the person in our lives who has celiac disease is not interested in taking a hand in the treatment. Like the wife in the post, I too find it to be very frustrating at times. But then I stopped and asked myself a tough question. Why am I doing this? "This" being doing all the research, food shopping and preparation AND being the "holder" of the information. Is it because on some level I am the "woman" and it is my job?
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