Geez… Can you believe it’s July already? Where have the months gone? We are at the half-way point of the year and on a downhill slide to the C word!
If it’s the start of July though, it’s back to me for this month’s Got To Be Gluten Free (#G2BGF) link-up party.
For those of you who are joining up for the first time, the rules are simple… Link up any gluten free recipe (whether you are a gluten free blogger or not) or any post which is specifically about a gluten free issue or service. Make sure you link your post to Gluten Free Alchemist and to my lovely co-host, Rebecca at Glutarama and if you tweet your link, tag in @GFAlchemist1 and @Glutarama with the hashtag #G2BGF. We promise to share the love!
For July, I have a really exciting adition to the Gluten Free Alchemist blog to share with you. I have pulled together my now seven years experience of parenting a Coeliac child and written a series of ‘chapters’ to share with other parents of what we have learnt along the way.
When you first become a Coeliac parent, everything gets shaken up and with ‘treatment’ being total avoidance of gluten, all the rules of cooking, baking and eating are turned on their head. It’s not just in the kitchen either… You have to think about and plan ahead for pretty much every scenario of childhood interaction and activity and your negotiation and challenge skills hit a fast and steep learning curve.
My Practical Guide To Parenting a Coeliac Child can be accessed from the menu bar at the top of this post, with each unique chapter being accessed by the drop-down box. Currently, the Introduction and chapters on Discovering Your Child Is Coeliac and Living with Coeliac : Food – Staying Gluten-Safe are published, but I will quickly be adding to the guide to share our wisdom on eating out at restaurants, managing child care and education, friends, playdates and parties, adolescence and travel. I will let you know when each new section is published via blog posts and social media, but if there is anything else you would like me to cover, just let me know.
Please help spread the word, especially if you know any parents of newly diagnosed children out there… If I can help just one of them feel a little less anxious about what lies ahead and support them through the wisdom of our experience in making the Coeliac childhood navigation process a little bit easier, then I will have done a good job.
… But back to the linky… I hope you are all up for a mega gluten-free party this month. Whether you are gluten free or not, have a think about what you are busy making and creating and if it’s got no gluten in it, come join us.
To get the party started, I am sharing one of my co-host Rebecca’s most delicious-looking recipes for Baked Doughnuts, which are both gluten and dairy free. If you hop on over and take a look at her blog, you will see that she makes not only these gorgeous ring doughnuts, but some jammy ones too.
Look out for her round-up as well, with all the delights of the June Linky. For those of you I haven’t yet visited, huge apologies… I have had a crappy end to the month on the IT front and managed to pick up some computer malware as well as smash my phone screen, which has created some unexpected hitches in surfing cyberspace as well as a great deal of angst and frustration. Believe me… tears have been shed! I will be over just as soon as I regain my equilibrium…
I am keeping my fingers crossed that things are back on track, but either way, I can’t wait to see what you share…
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