Author Archives: PolkaDotMommy

About PolkaDotMommy

Wife to a teacher extraordinaire... Mama to Five littles... Conservative Catholic Christian with a Strong Environmentalist Mentality... Respecting Life... Living for our Savior... Learning to trust God in all things.

Gluten Free on a Budget

I think the biggest challenge we face as a large gluten free family is BUDGET!!!!!  I’m constantly working to decrease our food costs.  Right now, my budget for food and  household items is $1500/mo… that’s more than our mortgage! This … Continue reading

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REAL Gluten Free Cinnamon Rolls

Cinnamon rolls are one of the foods we’ve missed since our celiac diagnoses. That and doughnuts (but that’s another post). This weekend, we celebrated my oldest daughters 14th (!!!!!!!!!!!!) birthday with a sleepover.  Breakfast for 10 hungry teen girls calls … Continue reading

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A Roadmap: Six Steps to Dietary Change- Part I

I get a lot of questions about how to change your child’s (or your own) diet, so I decided it was time to put pen to paper and provide a road map for change. I’ve broken our dietary change from … Continue reading

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Our “Jewel” This is Your Story . . .

(34 weeks- prepping for surgery) Mama was 33 weeks 5 days pregnant (33 +5) when we left for the family camping trip in Coos Bay.  Daddy’s family was meeting us there, it would be an annual reunion of sorts.  On … Continue reading

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Julia Lynn

Welcome to the world baby girl! Julia Lynn August 3, 2013 12:30PM 4lbs 0oz 16 3/4 inches   Julia has quite the birth story! She arrived six weeks (to the day) before her due date. This feisty girl couldn’t wait … Continue reading

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13 Years. . .

My first born. . . my precious angel on earth-  Kaylee McKenna. 18 months! Altar Serving at sisters First Communion! You are growing into such an amazing young woman.  You love Jesus.  You serve God and others. You glow with … Continue reading

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Slacker Photo Post

It’s been two months since I posted here, oops.  Here’s a photo catch up. 🙂  If you want to learn about what we are eating these days and how we are affording it, go check out our other blog: Groks … Continue reading

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