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WIN-It-Wednesday: “Mommy, What Is Celiac Disease?” by Katie Chalmers

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

Explaining celiac disease and the gluten-free diet to kids can be tough. After being diagnosed, many favorite foods including macaroni & cheese, pizza, and chicken nuggets are now off-limits, unless prepared gluten-free. Understanding celiac disease is tough enough for adults, never mind for children.

How can you explain eating gluten-free and celiac disease to a child whose whole world is centered around pizza parties at school, a best-friends birthday party, or favorite foods that include chicken nuggets and onion rings? How can a child look at the sunny side of being gluten-free?

Enter the book: “Mommy, What Is Celiac Disease?” by Katie Chalmers.

This is a one-of-a-kind book that is written by a Mom who was diagnosed with celiac disease over three years ago, along with her daughter. Since their diagnosis they have learned to make the best out of living gluten-free and have so graciously shared so much with the rest of the gluten-free community.

If you haven’t checked it out yet make sure that you click-by Katie’s new and updated blog, Her blogs goal is to help gluten-free kids be happy & healthy.  She accomplishes this by sharing her family experiences of living a happy and healthy gluten-free lifestyle. What are some of my favorite sections that must be checked out? First off, and foremost, the resource collection of fun stuff for gluten-free kids – a must see for anyone raising a gluten-free kid. Some other pages to check out include the Recipe section full of kid-friendly dishes; reviews and giveaways… and more.

I am so very excited that “Mommy, What Is Celiac Disease?” by Katie Chalmers is this week’s WIN-It-Wednesday sponsor on

A total of four (4) BeFreeForMe members will be selected to win a copy of “Mommy, What is Celiac Disease?” Two winners will be randomly selected from the entries received before Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at 11:59 PM EST, and two more winners will be randomly selected to win from the entries received between Wednesday, June 20 and Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at 11:59PM. SO – make sure you enter to win two times!

How can you win?

Reply to this blog and let us know how you look at the sunny side of being gluten-free. (Me? I find myself eating more fruits and vegetables since my celiac diagnosis which has resulted in me discovering local farmers markets and expanding my own backyard garden).

Good luck, Keep the sunny side up… and as always,

Be Free!

Note: Want to buy a copy of “Mommy, What is Celiac Disease?” then check out this link on Mommy, What Is Celiac Disease?: A look at the sunny side of being a gluten-free kid

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