• Gluten-Free Back to School Survival Guide for Parents
    When my 11-year-old daughter Emma was diagnosed with celiac disease almost two years ago, I initially went into a pretty major panic. How would I ensure she was safely eating at school? Would she feel excluded from class parties because she no longer could eat the gluten-filled cupcakes? I’m a “fixer” by nature and this […]
  • Gluten-Free Update – Episode 79 Hold the Gluten
    Episode 79  “Gluten-Free Update!” Features: Maureen’s gluten-free dining on Montserrat   Importance of testing family members New Glutino Toaster Pastries Response to listener Erin about gluten-free products Response to listener Marla about Olive Garden Gluten-Free Menu New study about infections in infants causing CD Celiac Guidelines Roundtable sponsored by Children’s National to establish guidelines for […]
  • Gluten-Free Vacation Prep – Episode 78 Hold the Gluten
    Episode 78  “Gluten-Free Vacation Prep!” Features:    Maureen’s upcoming trip to Montserrat Flu shots – yay or nay? GF Chicken Nuggets taste test Where are Dunkin Donuts new gluten-free goodies? Pastariso Mac n’ Cheese Go Picnic pre-packaged meals Vanessa’s challenge – cooking savory meals with chocolate Traveling?  Check out Delight’s Travel site 2013 Expos – Maureen will […]
  • Hello Gluten-Free 2013! – Episode 77 Hold the Gluten
    Episode 77 “Hello Gluten-Free 2013!” Features: Maureen & Vanessa’s Holiday recap.  Gluten-free options for EZ Bake Ovens! Dunkin Donuts tests gluten-free goodies in Florida & Massachusetts. Trifle - it’s the new dessert… Maureen’s upcoming trip to Montserrat What do YOU think of the HTG Podcast? Leave your feedback wherever you download this. Read the blog. […]
  • Gluten-Free Holiday Frenzy – Episode 76 Hold the Gluten
    The latest episode of Hold the Gluten Podcast is now live! Episode 76 “Gluten-Free Holiday Frenzy” Features: Hanukkah gluten-free – latkes & brisket! Cheers to gluten-free alcoholic bevs Wholesome Chow‘s Gluten-Free Vegan Baking Mix Mike’s Hard Lemonade now gluten-free Maureen’s gluten-free holiday frustrations & pie crust debacle What do YOU think of the HTG Podcast? Leave your feedback wherever […]
  • It’s Not Over – EaglesFanCast 173
    The Philadelphia Eagles were embarrassed by the Green Bay Packers in frigid Lambeau Field, losing 53-20.  The Packers are the hottest team in the NFL now, and the Eagles had the unfortunate timing of meeting them now.  Many fans have panicked since the game, bashing quarterback Mark Sanchez, running back Shady McCoy, and even head […]
  • Taking Care of Business – EaglesFanCast 172
    Our worries about how the Eagles would recover from losing their starting quarterback (Nick Foles), and their star defenseman (DeMeco Ryans) were put to rest as the Philadelphia Eagles crush the Carolina Panthers 45-21 on Monday Night Football.  The Eagles fans were loud and thrilled in one of the more exciting blowout wins since, well, […]
  • One Win Two Losses – EaglesFanCast 171
    The Eagles of Philadelphia took a huge step this week, with an increased run game, and took down the Houston Texans down in Houston, 31-21.  Starting quarterback Nick Foles again struggled with turnovers, throwing an interception which resulted in Houston running it back for a touchdown.  At the end of the first quarter, Foles was […]
  • Scary Time of Year – EaglesFanCast 170
    The Philadelphia Eagles drop their second game of the season to the Arizona Cardinals 24-20 on the road.  The injured Offensive Line forced coach Chip Kelly to cut down on the running game severely, and quarterback Nick Foles attempted 62 passes on the day.  Foles also added another two interceptions on the season, both costly. […]
  • BYE Week Loss – EaglesFanCast 169
    The BYE week is upon us, and we all missed our Eagles playing this week.  The good thing about the BYE is that the team rested, and some of our injured players nursed their wounds another week without missing play time.  In their absence, though, the Dallas Cowboys won yet another game (against the New […]
  • Cutting the (Cable) Cord Part 2: How I Did It
    In Part 1, I described your options for cutting the cable cord. Here I disclose which option I went for and how I have it all set up. But first, a couple of minor changes and additions to Part 1: I’m sorry if you went to Part 1 looking for your options on how to cut a […]
  • Cutting the Cord Part 1: Your Options
    I recently joined the ranks of an exclusive club (well, sort of exclusive) and officially “cut the cord”. If you are unaware of the concept, cutting the cord means you get the satisfaction of telling your overpriced Cable provider to “go fuck yourself” and save some substantial cash in the process. I won’t go into the […]
  • On Being a Linchpin
    The highest level of management I’ve reached in my career is Operations Manager. It was a tough job, but I was successful. I was good at it. And it was an eye-opening experience for me. When I started, I had nothing to go on but instinct, and as it turns out my instincts were good. […]
  • How Weight Watchers Changed My Life
    So fellas, what was your first impression of the title? Did you call me derogatory names? Did you laugh? Why is Bryan talking about meetings of overweight women in spandex and over-sized shirts? If that’s what you think Weight Watchers is, you should listen up, because when a man of my level of skepticism shows […]
  • Stuff I Don’t Believe In
    The title says it all. I left out the obvious shit, like Leprauchans, Unicorns, and Santa Claus: Any God or Gods, personal or Biblical, or any Religion. . . . (therefore I also don’t believe in) Intercessory Prayer. Life After Death. That Human Beings have a “Soul”. Religious Interpretations or Predictions of an Apocalypse (I […]