An Average Gluten Free Day for Jamie From His Mum’s Point of View

Having written about Jamie’s gluten free day last Wednesday, I did get to thinking about the impacthis celiac disease, and gluten free diet has on me!.  So here is a day in the life of my celiac child from the point of view of the one who feeds him. Early morning: I’m packing up the [...] Read more »

An Average Gluten Free Day (for Jamie)

“Does a gluten free diet make life difficult for Jamie?” Someone asked me that the other day, and although I said “Not really” at the time, it did make me stop and think.  We have got so used to living gluten free that we don’t talk about it much anymore.  But there are little challenges Jamie [...] Read more »

A Gluten Free Christmas: Staying Away from Home with Your Celiac Child

Going away from home at Christmas can be stressful enough at the best of time, but when you have a celiac child who needs a completely gluten free diet at christmas, the interest levels sky rocket! The main aim is to somehow work out the Christmas celebrations so that your celiac child does not feel [...] Read more »

A Gluten Free Christmas: Your Celiac Child at School

For the celiac child, Christmas can be a difficult time.  It’s easier to manage at home, but making it a gluten free Christmas at school can be a tricky one. There are parties, students – and teachers- bringing in Christmas treats (few of which will be gluten free) and all sorts of challenges for the celiac child [...] Read more »

Jamie’s Aquathlon

Who says that the celiac child can’t do anything they put their mind to doing?  Before Jamie was diagnosed with celiac disease, when he spent his days lolling around the house with no energy whatsoever and permanent tummy ache, I did wonder if he would ever really be right again.  Four months after the celiac [...] Read more »

Four Month Celiac Review

Jamie saw the paediatrician for his four month review today.  He had a blood test two weeks ago (which was much better than the first one because they did put the numbing cream on, although he still got very stressed.) Today was to be weighed and measured, get the results of the blood test and [...] Read more »

Reactions to Celiac Disease Diagnosis

When Jamie got his celiac disease diagnosis it was hardly a surprise, and most people close to us knew he was already on a gluten free diet already. But a few people’s reactions took us a bit by surprise! People who thought we were being ‘over the top’ or ‘fussy’ parents.  I guess if people [...] Read more »