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GFCF Mommy Patient Expert

Miami Lakes, Florida
I am an artsy writer-type and gourmet wanna-be, with a brilliant college professor husband and an adorable 7-year-old son. When my Little Prince was diagnosed with PDD-NOS, a mild form of autism at 18 months, life changed. But not always for the worse. An important element of my son's treatment,... Full Bio
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South Floridians: New Everyone's Included Special Needs Worship Service. by GFCF Mommy Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Have you ever felt that you were unable to attend church without people giving you "the look" because your child was stimming or moving about too much during t ... Read on »
Fireworks by GFCF Mommy Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum I have been feeling more and more uncertain about the Prince’s future lately.  I think it is the reason I have not been blogging here very much.  I have always had a ... Read on »
A Child is Waiting: 1963 Cassavetes Film about Educating Children with Special Needs by GFCF Mommy Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Burt Lancaster plays the director of the Crawthorne State Mental Hospital, a residential facility for children and young adults with special needs.  Lancaster ... Read on »
One Hope Wine Online Donates To Underprivileged Families Fighting Autism by GFCF Mommy Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum I am convinced there is an unwritten law that the best therapy for your child must be located at least 30 minutes away from your home.   This summer, ... Read on »
Bob's Red Mill Prize Pack Give-away by GFCF Mommy Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Earlier this year, I shared the news with you that Bob's Red Mill had partnered with Autism Speaks to create Bob's Red Mill Birthday Club .  When you register your c ... Read on »
Review: Betty Crocker Gluten-Free Cooking by GFCF Mommy Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum When I was offered the opportunity to review this cookbook, I jumped at the chance.  General Mills and Betty Crocker were some of the first mainstream grocery pro ... Read on »
Bob's Red Mill Birthday Club by GFCF Mommy Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Bob's Red Mill has long been a favorite of GFCF Mommy and many with Celiac Disease or gluten intolerance.  The company has more than 70 gluten free and casein free ... Read on »
South Florida Autism Parents: Check Out The PlayGround Theatre's Sensory-Friendly Performance! by GFCF Mommy Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Brochures with a picture-story study guide describing what to expect when you attend a theater performance are available. Use these with your children prio ... Read on »
GFCF Diet Rule Number One: NO CHEATING! by GFCF Mommy Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum I was reminded recently that the first rule of being on a gluten-free, casein-free diet, or any other diet required for allergies or other health reasons, is ... Read on »
Allergy Watch Label: Innovative Idea by Conrad Foundation's Spirit of Innovation Finalists by GFCF Mommy Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Sarah and Jan McCarl, two enterprising young high school students from Utah, wrote me and asked me to help them promote their project, Allergy Watch Label, which is a ... Read on »
And the Winner of the Publix, "Best Meals Happen at Home" Giveaway is... by GFCF Mommy Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum And the lucky winner of a Publix $25 gift certificate, chosen at random by The Prince is...Mami2jcn!  Please email me your name and address and I will forward it to ... Read on »
Publix: Best Meals Happen at Home Event by GFCF Mommy Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum I have always shopped at Publix, but have become an even more loyal customer now that they are making a concerted effort to label shelves containing gluten-free item ... Read on »
How Do You Have "The Talk"? by GFCF Mommy Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum …and I am not talking about the birds and the bees!  For some time, The Prince has been aware that he is different from the other kids in his class.  We have alwa ... Read on »
GFCF Mommy Reviews Frugaldad.com by GFCF Mommy Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum I know from the statistics that Google sends me about my blog that many of you are concerned about saving money. In this economy, who isn’t?!  It seems that a post I ... Read on »
South Florida GFCF Parents: Check out The PlayGround Theatre's Autism and Sensory-Friendly... by GFCF Mommy Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Brochures with a picture-story study guide describing what to expect when you attend a theater performance are available. Use these with your children prior to th ... Read on »
Satisfying Wintery Side Dishes by GFCF Mommy Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum With perfect timing, just before the holidays, you may recall that Pacific Natural Foods made me an offer I could not refuse: they stocked my pantry with their non- ... Read on »
Satisying Wintery Side Dishes by GFCF Mommy Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum With perfect timing, just before the holidays, you may recall that Pacific Natural Foods made me an offer I could not refuse: they stocked my pantry with their non ... Read on »
One Autism Mom's Ghosts of Christmases Past, Present, and Future by GFCF Mommy Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Christmas Past Our autism journey began in earnest on Christmas Eve 7 years ago. We had taken the Prince to an audiologist for testing, since at 18 months old he w ... Read on »
One Autism Mom's Ghosts of Christmases Past, Present, and Future by GFCF Mommy Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Christmas Past Our autism journey began in earnest on Christmas Eve 7 years ago. We had taken the Prince to an audiologist for testing, since at 18 months old he ... Read on »
Pacific Natural Foods Made Me An Offer I Couldn't Refuse! by GFCF Mommy Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum When Pacific Natural Foods contacted me and offered to “stock my pantry” with gluten-free, non-dairy cooking staples for review here, I was excited, since I often use thei ... Read on »