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Do We, the Moms, Belong? {On the Existential Threat of a Mompreneur}

Do We, the Moms, Belong? {On the Existential Threat of a Mompreneur}
Being an entrepreneur is about being there, always, for your business, and “doing whatever it takes” to make it succeed.Being a mom is, too.There hasn’t been...

A leap of faith

Cheryl ViirandWhen my kids and I were first diagnosed with food restrictions, I didn't know where to begin. But as I looked around the grocery store at...

Recommitting to Hope, and Healing

Recommitting to Hope, and Healing
Dear friends, Waking this morning to Day 1 after the election, I reflected on how many divisions and fears this last electoral year has brought to...

freedibleNews: See what's new for fall!

freedibleNews: See what's new for fall!
Here's some of what's new on freedible this week! Meet new and featured members, filter our latest recipes, check out some of the newest blog posts...

Allergy-Friendly Review – HumFree the Bee

Allergy-Friendly Review – HumFree the Bee
Introducing the charming kids book HumFree the Bee Has a Food Allergy by Alison Grace Johansen, with cute, whimsical illustrations by Brian Talbott! HumFree is a...

10 Ways to Celebrate "Dad" this Father's Day!

10 Ways to Celebrate
For me, Father's Day has always been a day of many models. As some of you have read on freedible before, I was blessed to grow...

Big news: freedible has been accepted into a startup incubator!

Big news: freedible has been accepted into a startup incubator!
  Freedible is a small startup with a big vision to empower all custom eaters - and we couldn't have made it this far without all...

Join us as a Winter Holidays Host!

Join us as a Winter Holidays Host!
We're throwing a winter holidays celebration to bring custom eaters together - and we're inviting our members to help us host! Find out how you can...

So Delicious Dairy Free pioneers our Founders Circle!

So Delicious Dairy Free pioneers our Founders Circle!
We have big news this morning for the freedible community: So Delicious Dairy Free has kicked off our Founders Circle, making a commitment to our community's...

Check out our Back to School Guide!

Check out our Back to School Guide!
Starting the year off right! Check out the back to school tips, stories & recipes in our new, community-sourced guide!   Whether your kids are in...

Celebrate Summer's Bounty

Celebrate Summer's Bounty
Garden-fresh recipes from our members! The long days of summer mean the farmers' markets are overflowing with fresh fruits and vegetables!  Find ideas from our community...

Summer days call for cooling down... & heating up the adventures!

Summer days call for cooling down... & heating up the adventures!
Check out some of the content our community has shared recently on freedible - and login to your freedible account to share how you're rocking your...

Join us as a Back to School Ambassador for Custom Eater Kids!

Join us as a Back to School Ambassador for Custom Eater Kids!
From teachers to class moms to the parents of our kids' classmates at school, there are so many advocates out there who coud be looking out...

Our favorite grab & go recipes for custom eaters

Our favorite grab & go recipes for custom eaters
Hit the road with Grab 'n Go recipes from our members! Whether you have to bring your own food or are just in the mood for...

Go where you want to be - without your food restrictions getting in the way!

Go where you want to be - without your food restrictions getting in the way!
Travel and adventure: the term conjures up images of care-free exploration, around the world tours and above all, independence.  But with food restrictions "on board," it's...

Custom solutions for custom eaters like you!

Custom solutions for custom eaters like you!
We know that there are lots of places on the web where you can find recipes, so what makes freedible's Community Cookbook different?  It's actually made...

Dreaming big, and losing the mentor who helped me do it.

Dreaming big, and losing the mentor who helped me do it.
My step-father "Ken" passed away in January after a two year fight with pulmonary fibrosis - a terminal and painful lung condition. This is my first Father's...

One Community. One Voice.

One Community. One Voice.
Find out more about freedible's Food Allergy & Celiac Awareness Month campaign, and why we think it's important for all custom eaters to come together as...

RSVP for tonight's Twitter party here!

RSVP for tonight's Twitter party here!
Appears we've had a technical Whoops! on our event RSVPs for tonight's Twitter party - so sorry!  Please just RSVP by replying in the comments here...

Welcome to the new freedible!

Welcome to the new freedible!
Dear friends,It is with tremendous joy this morning that I officially announce the launch of the new freedible website!We put a lot of great features into...

What's {not} in a cookie...

What's {not} in a cookie...
Whether your holiday festivities start tonight with Hannukah or with Santa's arrival next week, it's easy for holiday parties and cookie exchanges to seem like just...

Here's to our 1st 200 bloggers!

Here's to our 1st 200 bloggers!
Eight and a half months ago, we raised a toast to freedible's 1st 100 bloggers. Today, we are thrilled to raise our glass again - to...

A Tale of Two Fathers, and an Office Crowded Just Right

A Tale of Two Fathers, and an Office Crowded Just Right
When it comes to Dads, I’m doubly blessed. I am very close with my father, despite not having grown up with him, and gained a pretty...

Learn, Love & Share for Food Allergy Awareness Week!

Learn, Love & Share for Food Allergy Awareness Week!
  Read our food allergy related blog posts. Check out our top 8 free recipes. Join the conversation and share your story. FIND | CONNECT...

Get the podcast!

Get the podcast!
Freedible founder Cheryl Viirand is the special guest on the newest episode of Likeable Media CEO Carrie Kerpen's podcast series about women "thought leaders" in social...

Announcing our New Celiac Disease Know-How Center!

Announcing our New Celiac Disease Know-How Center!
Announcing the Celiac Know-How Center on freedible! Find celiac disease FAQs, along with celiac-related blog posts from our community, and gluten-free recipes and our guide to...

How Twitter Connected Seven Food-Restricted Social Media Geeks and One Great San Diego Restaurant

imageAttending a good conference leaves you feeling energized, full of ideas and new contacts, exhausted, and—hopefully—with a good story or two. Social Media Marketing World 2014 in San...

Come pin with us on Pinterest!

Come pin with us on Pinterest!
  Like Pinterest?  Us too - but we think it's a whole lot more fun with friends! That's why we've decided to open up many of...

Freedible in the News!

Freedible in the News!
Check it out! Freedible's founder, Cheryl Viirand, has been featured on the front page of Lohud's Business section, as part of an article about technology startups...

A toast to freedible's 1st 100 bloggers!

A toast to freedible's 1st 100 bloggers!
    This morning we are thrilled to announce that freedible is now home to 100 custom eater and specialty food bloggers!  Here is a little...

Make the most of your freedible profile!

Make the most of your freedible profile!
  Whether you've just created your freedible account or you've been a member for a while, you may still be wondering what you can do to...

Announcing our 1st Annual Reindeer Awards!

Announcing our 1st Annual Reindeer Awards!
Communities don't just happen, they're built - and every day we are inspired by the creativity, enthusiasm and generosity on display by our members here on...

Getting Ready to Hibernate! (freedibleNews)

Getting Ready to Hibernate! (freedibleNews)
Getting ready to hibernate! The polar vortex is finally beginning to loosen its grip on us all - and it's inspired us to go into our...

A Cookbook for Santa - and holiday recipes! (freedibleNews)

A Cookbook for Santa - and holiday recipes! (freedibleNews)
  A cookbook for Santa - and holiday recipes for you! A cookbook for Santa About a week ago, I was making a train track...

12 Ways to Promote Your Blog While Celebrating the Holidays with freedible!

12 Ways to Promote Your Blog While Celebrating the Holidays with freedible!
  The holidays are full of hustle, bustle & to do's already - we thought we'd through a little fun into the mix! It's the...

When we work together...

When we work together...
  Our sincere thanks, and some inspiration to keep the momentum going as we turn from fall harvest to cozy winter nights. There's no end...

FreedibleNews: Inspiration for your Thanksgiving Feast

FreedibleNews: Inspiration for your Thanksgiving Feast
  Thanksgiving is just on week away!  Take a sneak peek at some of the recipes coming in to freedible's Community Cookbook - or search...

Announcing the Official Launch of our Thanksgiving Campaign!!

Announcing the Official Launch of our Thanksgiving Campaign!!


We are thrilled today to announce the official launch of freedible's campaign to help the millions of Americans whose Thanksgiving feasts will be affected this year...

freedibleNews: Who do YOU Want to Meet?

freedibleNews: Who do YOU Want to Meet?
table.mcnFollowContent {width:100% !important;} table.mcnShareContent {width:100% !important;}   Read this week's note from our founder, see our current events and a sneak preview of what we...

Special Bloggers Edition: We want to feature your blog!

Special Bloggers Edition: We want to feature your blog!
  Freedible isn't just about supporting custom eaters - it's about supporting the bloggers and other parts of the eco-sphere that support custom eaters! Check...

What is freedible, anyway? (A video)

What is freedible, anyway? (A video)
    Watch our video to hear from founder Cheryl Viirand about the mission and the vision behind freedible and create your free profile to join...

freedible announces a brand-new feature for our blogger members!

freedible announces a brand-new feature for our blogger members!
    TeamFreedible is pleased to announce a brand new feature to help our bloggers drive more traffic back to their sites! Find out more about this...

Why we do what we do

Why we do what we do
    Hundreds of conversations later, freedible's founder shares what she has come to see as custom eaters' "tribale tale".   Read her take, and see...

freedible has a new look!

freedible has a new look!
Having trouble seeing our images? View this email in your browser. freedible has a brand new look, lots of brand new content and a whole...

Back to School: Freedible News Special Edition

Back to School: Freedible News Special Edition
  If you haven't already, the Labor Day weekend marks the time for getting back to school.  Check out our Special Edition with tips for...

New Recipes, Blog Posts: Freedible News

New Recipes, Blog Posts: Freedible News
August is a time of vacations for some and back-to-school madness for others.  Either way, here's a little update on some of the new content...

Special Bloggers Edition: freedible passes the 50 bloggers mark!

Special Bloggers Edition: freedible passes the 50 bloggers mark!
Having trouble seeing our images? View this email in your browser. This week freedible reached 50 Blogger members and we're putting out our first special...

The campaign ends, but the movement continues!

The campaign ends, but the movement continues!
Declare Your Independence from Food Restrictions month may be over but the movement - and the fun - continues!   Independence from your food restrictions...

3 More Days to Declare, Thank and Win! : Freedible News

3 More Days to Declare, Thank and Win! : Freedible News
  You've snapped, pinned, thanked and tweeted - we're down to the last three days of Declare Your Independence from Food Restrictions month & we've...

The Art of Staying Home: freedible news!

The Art of Staying Home: freedible news!
  Having trouble seeing our images? View this email in your browser. We've eaten out, we've travelled - and this week we're celebrating our independence from...

Thank the hands that feed you: freedible news!

Thank the hands that feed you: freedible news!
  Declare Your Independence from Food Restrictions Month continues - and this week we're turning our attention to an important new part of the custom...

freedible: "facebook for the custom eating community"!

freedible:
We're so excited about the testimonials we've been receiving! Custom Eater hrwright13 sent us an email and was kind enough to let us share part of...

Taking Your Food Restrictions Out to Eat: Special Edition of Freedible News

Taking Your Food Restrictions Out to Eat: Special Edition of Freedible News
      Eating Out is probably the hottest topic in custom eating! Check out our blog post on chefs who really "get it", hear a...

What Does Independence Mean to You?: Freedible News

What Does Independence Mean to You?: Freedible News
      Our community exploded into action this weekend right along with the fireworks but the party's not over!  Up this week: don't miss our...

Kicking off Summer... Among Other Things!: freedible news

Kicking off Summer... Among Other Things!: freedible news
          Dear friends, It's been a busy week here at freedible!  Kicking it off, we are pleased to announce that we officially...
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Get Ready to Declare Your Independence from Food Restrictions: freedible news

Get Ready to Declare Your Independence from Food Restrictions: freedible news
    July 4th is for celebrating independence - yours! We're planning a month of fun events across social media - starting with Instagram for the...

July 4th Recipes That Bring Everyone Back to the Table: freedible News

July 4th Recipes That Bring Everyone Back to the Table: freedible News
    Backyard barbeques, boisterous get-togethers and picnics while you wait for the fireworks - you're gonna need some food!  We've got a top-8 allergen-free menu...

Freedible News: Father's Day Edition

Our newsletter is out - and in anticipation of Father's Day, Cheryl is taking time out to appreciate the Dads who helped shape her - and...

Freedible News: Reflections on BlogHerFood and Fathers day!

Freedible News: Reflections on BlogHerFood and Fathers day!
      Having trouble seeing our images? View this email in your browser.     Dear *|FNAME|*, As I wrote to you last week I...

Freedible news: freedible goes to the lone star state

Freedible news: freedible goes to the lone star state
This week's newsletter is out - with a double blog post in honor of my trip to BlogHerFood!       Having trouble seeing our images?...

Newsletter: Our journey to create a really, really big tent for all custom eaters

Newsletter: Our journey to create a really, really big tent for all custom eaters
      Dear *|FNAME|*, This week I had the opportunity to attend a presentation at my son's school about food allergies and intolerances.  Watching as...

Newsletter: Kicking Off Summer!

Newsletter: Kicking Off Summer!
Memorial Day weekend may be the official start of summer but between officially launching our custom blogs directory, FARE's food allergy conference and Internet Week NY,...

5 Tips for Starting on Freedible

5 Tips for Starting on Freedible
Wondering what you can do to start joining in the conversation at freedible today?  Here are some ideas: 1. Complete your profile. At freedible's core is...

Inching ever closer...

Inching ever closer...
  This is the first official welcome from the tech side of things here at freedible just to say how much we appreciate everyone's patience as...