As a two-year-old, Ann Campanella’s daughter barely registers on the pediatric growth chart, rarely naps and has intense stomachaches after eating. Doctors and well-meaning friends repeatedly assure Ann that Sydney will outgrow these issues. But at the age of five, Sydney finally receives a celiac diagnosis.
Celiac Mom charts the course of one mother who is determined to keep her daughter safe from gluten, a substance that is literally poisoning her.
A noncook, Ann must figure out how to nourish Sydney and avoid painful gluten exposures. She reveals the ups and downs of creating gluten-free habits revolving around family and friends, holidays, vacations, school lunches, summer camps and more. As Sydney matures, Ann must ultimately learn to let go and allow her daughter to make her own choices in a gluten-filled world.
Praise for Celiac Mom
"A motivating story that should be read by everyone that needs to avoid gluten."
-Joran Ehmann, Indies Today
"This should be the book of choice given to any parent holding a new diagnosis of a child's celiac condition and wondering what to do next."
-D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review
"A fascinating insight into a mother's attempts to keep her daughter safe from gluten. A finalist and highly recommended!"
-The Wishing Shelf Book Awards