Thursday, August 20, 2009

Hello all two of you. ;)

I've finally made the move to wordpress and am blogging at Aspiring Mama. I don't think I'll be stopping back by here again, so please hop on over and say hello!


Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Why Berries is going (Slightly) less crazy

Life in Pauline-land is unusually crazy right now. I've got family drama up the booty, a husband who is working so many hours I may as well be single, and no maid, nanny, ghost-writer, or clone to pick up any of the slack.

In fact, I'm sitting here at 9:45 p.m. wondering why the hell I am blogging instead of sweeping, swiffering, unloading and reloading the dishwasher, folding the laundry, or making the hubby his lunch for work tomorrow.

That's right, folks...when Buttercup goes to bed, Mommy clocks in.

But back to the reason I actually stopped trying to make my house look like less of a nightmare and decided to log in: Deadlines and Diapers, Berrie Sweet Picks, and The Celiac Kid will (hopefully soon) be no longer. Now, don't freak out! I know you need a daily dose of me to stay sane (riiiight!).

I'm not going anywhere...I'm just in the process of getting a new domain, switching over to wordpress, and combining all three blogs. Trying to keep up with three with any kind of regularity is a nightmare, and it just makes more sense to be able to sit down at one place and cover it all. Contest, reviews, life as a mommy to a Celiac Kid and wife to Celiac Dad, and everything else...


I feel so much better now that I have officially made the decision to stop going crazy!

So please be patient! I will try to keep posting on all blogs until the process is complete. Stay tuned for the new blog name!

(I'm also in the process of starting an entirely NEW and separate blog...but that is a new topic, a separate post, and just one more reason why I am a permanent resident in the mental ward.)

Friday, May 22, 2009

So I was stuck in a time warp (and other excuses)

It's been FOREVER since I posted here.


I had not realized how long until I logged back in! But here I am, now living in Arizona with The Celiac Dad and my little Celiac Kid, a.k.a "Buttercup." We moved here about 2 months ago from Michigan, and truth be told, organizing the cross-country move was pretty much the sole reason all of my blogs suffered (and you forgot I existed!)

Yes, we are still fighting the good fight against gluten-containing foods and products. Yes, I'm currently trying to figure out how big of a birthday cake to order for the kiddos who want an extra side of gluten with their breakfast while figuring out of Buttercup gets a whole G-free cake or cupcake for her big 0-2.

I'm also in the process of reorganizing my other blogs, so as usual, I'm kissing crazy like I always do.

But I'm back. And hopefully you will be, too.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Go Crackers with Mary!

Thanks to author cook book author Jennifer Carden for her first contribution to The Celiac Kid!

I love Mary’s Crackers, they are seedy and not in a bad way in a delicious crispy way.

If you are gluten free and have a hankering for a cracker these may satisfy you and your kids. They are a great company they even donated a crackers for my book release party and we were so happy to have an alternative snack!

“Mary's Gone Crackers, Inc. is committed to manufacturing the best tasting wheat-free and gluten-free baked goods using the highest quality, organically grown ingredients. Mary developed the recipes for her delicious gluten-free products beginning in 1994 when both she and her son were discovered to have a gluten intolerance.”

Her crackers are made with organic brown rice, organic quinoa, organic flax seeds and organic sesame seeds. They come in 5 flavors: Original, Caraway, Herb, Black Pepper, and Onion. For kids the original flavor seem to be the hit, it is mild enough for kids but just flavorful enough for grownups.

Mary’s just came out with some new shapes and flavors called Sticks and Twigs. They have the same ingredients as the original crackers but new flavors have arrived.

The new flavors are Chipotle Tomato, Sea Salt, and Curry. Soon to be released is Cinnamon for the sweet tooth. The crackers are packed with Omega-3s, and healthy, seeds and grains. These are a great alternative to chips or bland GF crackers.

We kid tested the new Sticks and Twigs her was our result:

Sea Salt: has a nice salty flavor without being overly salty.

Kid comment: “Yum!”

great curry flavor, a bit spicy for little mouths. I have to say the curry flavor dose not resemble a stick or a twig, we will just leave it at that. You can see for yourselves…

Kid Comment: “Yum! I need some water…these are too spicy mama!”

Chipotle Tomato: Really flavorful, nice spice smoky, a bit different. Nice with Hummus.

Kid comment: I did not have my daughter try these they are much too spicy for little kids.

I’d love to see BBQ, or Pizza flavors next.

When your diet is restricted, options can be tough but these crackers come in handy to go packs so you can have something on hand. All in all we love them!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

The Celiac Kid welcomes its first contributor!

Happy New Year, everyone!

I am back with some great news for The Celiac Kid and hope you'll be just as excited as I am!

Jennifer Carden, author of my favorite kids recipe book, The Toddler Cafe, has agreed to become a regular contributor. How cool is that?

I met Jennifer on Twitter (she's @chefjen) after I got her book in the mail. Pure coincidence, and I am so happy for the opportunity to get to know such a creative soul.

Jennifer also blogs at The Toddler Cafe, which offers parents fast and healthy options for even the pickiest of eaters. Check it out!

Stay tuned, because Jennifer will be posting soon with her first review. And I'll be back with more about my Gluten-free Adventures with Buttercup!