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Disney part 1: Orlando, Disney, and our Gluten Free Toddler

Thursday, August 8th, 2013

I did a lot of research when I started planning our trip to Disney World. Parents whose children can eat any and everything take for granted the freedom of going anywhere at anytime for a meal. But we can’t and don’t do that. So I plotted, I looked at Restaurants around town. I made sure I had all of our Gluten Free snacks stowed away in my suitcase. I basically planned our meals for everyday we were there. We stuck with familiar restaurants for the most part: Golden Corral, Chick Fil- A. We made a Publix run and got Pookah’s favorite gluten free fish sticks along with fruits and other gluten-free snacks that he is used to. We had dinner our second night at Wildside Barbecue. Pookah couldn’t have his favorite fries( they were breaded) but he enjoyed the Barbecue chicken and a few vegetables.

I had heard a wonderful rumor that Disney was very good at accommodating children with allergies. So with some excitement, I made reservations for Breakfast at The Crystal Palace, a restaurant right inside of Disney. I was told that a character breakfast was a MUST when going to Disney. But I was scared. We’ve been burned before.

We were late of course. Who knew it would take so long just to get from the parking lot to the gates?LOL.


But we made it. And I was glad for a reservation because the line was out the door. We just signed in, took some photos in front of the castle while we waited, and then were called right to a table.


Amazingly, the waiter came by and knew we had allergies. They actually take note on your reservation! He had the actual CHEF come out to talk to us about what had wheat in it. The Crystal Palace is a buffet. And he took me around the buffet pointing out everything that had wheat on it and what didn’t.


I noticed that there were waffles on the buffet, and asked if he could make Pookah gluten-free pancakes.

He said he could.

And he did.



Pookah ate like a champ that morning.


And enjoyed Winnie, Eeyore, Tigger and Piglet( LOL)







Pooh Bear!!! I'm in heaven..... #pookahsvacationadventure


To say that I was impressed was an understatement. And happy. Because Pookahs perfect day at Disney started with him being able to actually eat Pancakes that were not Mommy’s.

So thank you Disney. That was certainly a dream come true.

Stay tuned for my wrap up tomorrow when I talk about Disney and your toddler. :-)



Repost of Mommy Talk Show

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

In case you missed the Google+ hangout on Mommy Talk Show last night about Keeping Kids with Food Allergies Safe, here is the link!

Keeping Kids with Food Allergies Safe!

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

Please join us tonight as we talk about keeping kids with food allergies safe! And follow me on google+ !!


Letters to My Son June: Mommy Guilt

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013


My Dearest Baby,

I’m sorry.  Mommy failed you on Saturday. It is my duty to protect you, to keep you safe.  I failed. You were having such a wonderful day!  We started of course with the strawberry patch that morning.  And you were excited that evening because we were on our way to a party that where you would see your friends, Micah and Miles.  And you were having a ball! Until I didn’t think and gave you a few party meatballs.  Forgetting, while talking and catching up with old friends, that some meatballs use wheat as a filler. And you my precious, are allergic to wheat.  It wasn’t until you started coughing and told me that you didn’t feel so well that I knew.  Luckily, we were surrounded by a house full of mothers who are also nurses who all quickly went into crisis mode to correct my mistake.  I’m sorry I had to give you the dreaded epi pen. And I’m sorry that you had to ride in the ambulance to the hospital.

When finally, the night was over and we arrived home exhausted, I held you while you went to sleep. Just that once, because you are a big boy and don’t need me to anymore.  But that night, I needed it.  As you were drifting off to sleep, I said, Mommy is so sorry I gave you the meatballs and that you got sick.  You lay your hand on my cheek and said: that’s OK Mommy, I’m alright.

And I cried. I cried because of the stress of the day, I cried because you were alright, and I cried because you still loved me the same, in spite of my wrongs.

Thank you.



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