Saturday, December 3, 2011

Happy Birthday Celiac Baby!

Today is the one year anniversary of Celiac Baby!  I'm thrilled to have made it an entire year, and that my readership has kept growing over the last 12 months.

The first photo I posted.  Note the runny nose and puffy eyes- he had been off gluten for less than a week at that point.

I started this blog as a way to make some sense of the new dietary restrictions my son was facing, to share my experiences and learn from the experiences of others.
I've learned so much from other bloggers, and I hope I've had some good tips and recipes to share as well. 

If you want to read how it all started, click HERE for my inaugural post.

Much has changed over the past year- I started out unaware of just how prevalent gluten is in food products, to trying out gluten free baking from a mix, to finally creating some of my own recipes from scratch.  I've been blogging daily, sharing the things I learn as well as the obstacles that have confronted my efforts to keep my son healthy, without making his food restrictions the centre of our existence.  I became aware of just how many others are coping with the same issues; there are two other parents in my workplace whose children are gluten free as well. 

Seeing my son's health improve has been the biggest blessing of the past year.  Connecting with an entire network of people worldwide sharing the same struggles has been pretty special too. 

Thank you to all who have followed the blog or signed up for email delivery of posts, to those of you who check in from time to time or to check out the weekly menu plan or recipes, and to those of you who aren't coping with gluten issues, but can relate to the day-to-day challenges of raising a child. 

I have big plans for year 2 of Celiac Baby!  Weekly Menu Plans will continue, but I'm planning on adding more recipes on a regular basis.  Product reviews, restaurant reviews, and much, much more! 

Keep the comments and email coming, I love hearing your feedback and ideas for new posts.  I have a list of restaurants and stores that have been recommended by readers, and once the holiday season madness is over, I promise I'll check out as many of them as I can.

Thank you for your support!  And Welcome to year two of Celiac Baby!

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