Gluten Free Taste Test: Cookie time Among Friends

This package caught my eye when I found this at Whole Foods. Finally found a molasses cookie mix.
Anyone hungry for COOKIES? Of course, you are.  How about gluten-free cookies? If you are, then you are definitely in for a treat. I happen to stumble on this cookie mix on a random grocery shopping trip to Whole Foods.  Hello!  What do we have here? What really caught my eye was that the mix... Read more »

Ray Rice: Knowing when say NO to domestic violence and abuse

Ray Rice: Knowing when say NO to domestic violence and abuse
There is another statistic and example of domestic violence. Honestly, I was not planning on writing about the whole Ray Rice and domestic violence.  I have talked about domestic violance before in the past and felt like I was going to repeat myself. That’s until I saw this from another friend’s feed and I quickly... Read more »

Justin's versus Theo Peanut Butter Cups: Gluten-Free Taste Test

Theo Organic Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups
Ladies and gentleman, start your peanut butter cups! These are not your average Reese’s peanut butter cups too. I am so over those years ago. I am now into the big leagues. We are talking about Theo Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups and Justin’s Peanut Butter Cups – two organic brands that you can find at... Read more »
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Depression and Suicide Awareness: Everyone Deals with Personal Demons

Depression and Suicide Awareness: Everyone Deals with Personal Demons
Through music I either tame my demons or unleash them and allow them to be what they are. I don’t want the music to be about provocation, I want the music to bring you to a place where you feel at home. – Michael Franti As the news of Robin Williams’s passing came about, I was... Read more »

Missing My Angel Daughter: One Mother's Stillborn Loss

Missing My Angel Daughter: One Mother's Stillborn Loss
To my dearest Marianne: It has been over 13 1/2 years since your spirit and soul has left this earth before you had a chance to live it here on Earth.  Not a day goes by where I do not think about you and miss you.  The memories of you are still fresh in my... Read more »

Positive Self-Esteem and Self-love: A Love Letter to Myself

Positive Self-Esteem and Self-love: A Love Letter to Myself
Note: This is a love letter to myself. It is something that has been a long time coming and way overdue for myself. Enjoy! Dear Denise, We have been through a long road together.  Things have been not that easy for us, but we have survived and made through alright. Overall, we have been rough... Read more »
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Celiac Disease Awareness Month: Gluten-Free Products Hits and Misses

Ardenne Farm Blueberry Mix - Before hitting the oven
With Memorial Day weekend underway, it means that Celiac Disease Awareness Month is winding down to an end.  **cue frowny face**  As part of this month, I have decided to do several gluten-free product reviews all at once in one article instead of writing separate articles for each gluten-free product.  Time has been ultra precious... Read more »

Celiac Disease Awareness Month: My letter to Chicago restaurant owners

Celiac Disease Awareness Month: My letter to Chicago restaurant owners
After I read this article from the Gluten-free School, it really got me mad! Really, really mad! I was so mad because I understand what the author was talking about. I was in her shoes many times while attempting to dine out in the Chicagoland area including the city of Chicago.  Many restaurants will NEVER... Read more »

Mother's Day: Best mothers are NOT perfect

Mother's Day: Best mothers are NOT perfect
It is almost Mother’s Day. I wrote an article a couple of months ago and I wanted to write an article in honor of my personal journey as a mother. I have been a mother for over 17 years now.  My first Mother’s Day was on my wedding anniversary to my children’s father and it... Read more »
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Celiac Disease Awareness Month: Do you have 7 days?

Do you have 7 days? We all do. Do you have 7 days that you can live gluten-free and raise awareness as part of Celiac Disease Awareness Month?  If so, I DARE you to take the challenge to live gluten-free for 7 days. All it takes is at least 7 days and $100 to the... Read more »