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WSR Newsletter 1.6

WSR Newsletter 1.6

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BYU's Women's Services and Resource's monthly newsletter.
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In this Issue:
Occupation: Homemaker 1 
Janelle Webster 
Living Against the Grain 3 
 Kate Call 
Kimi’s Nutrition Tips 4 
 Kimi Sycamore 
Beating the Blues 6 
 Anna Packard 
N.E.D.A.W. 8 
Genevieve Busch 
Women and Careers 10 
Bev McCrostie 
Check out our blog atbyuwsr.blogspot.com
Occupation: Homemaker
The experiences I had while at BYU have enriched mymarriage, my church and community service, and my home.
BYU Women’s Services and Resources, located in 3326 WSC,is an organization aimed at helping women recognize theirsel-worth and ull potential. We oer counseling,workshops, lecture series, and seminars about currentwomen’s issues. We invite you to be active and to get involved.Our ofce is open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
 After a few years of blankly staring at the box marked OCCUPATIONon IRS forms, bank forms, or birth
certicates, I nally feel comfortable
 writing Homemaker on any formplaced in front of me.I found it perplexing to try and
nd a suitable one-word description
to write on a line when I had so many 
interests and opportunities ghting for
my attention. After graduating fromthe Marriott School of ManagementI worked as a bonds broker. Then Ibecame a math tutor and manageda chain of tutoring centers. Justprior to starting my family I was a“Mad Scientist” and gave sciencedemonstration assemblies all over theSan Francisco Bay Area. I was and
continue to be co-owner of a successful
electrical sign company with my husband Alex. Six years ago, my lovefor real estate investment prompted meto pursue a Real Estate Broker’s license. After two years of marriage I became afull time mother. What one word couldcapture in a meaningful way all of theskills I’ve gleaned from these greatexperiences? In the small moments of introspection I had while mulling over what to write on the OCCUPATIONline on those hosts of forms, I oftenfound myself pondering, “Who am I? What will I become?”I discovered that there was one
omen’s Services and Resources 1
19 February 2010 Vol. 1 No. 6
Occupation: Homemaker 
Cont. on pg. 2
   W  o  m  e  n   I  n  s  p   i  r   i  n  g   W  o  m  e  n
By Janelle Webster 
place where all of my talents and roles
ourished: at home. Being a homemaker
has challenged and improved all of theskills I acquired in my educational and vocational years and encouraged evenmore. With the help of my Finance degreefrom the Marriott School of Management,I have budgeted and invested my family 
into a measure of nancial freedom. I
have found unlimited uses for my scienceperformance and teaching skills at home,at church and at my daughters’ schools. Ihave been able save my family considerableamounts of money by representing myself in real estate transactions. But it is my management skills that have proved most valuable, as they have made me a bettercommunicator, organizer, peacekeeper andnurturer in my home.I have also developed talents I neverknew existed while at home like writing,home decoration, home renovation, andpatience. I am currently an administratorfor the member missionary websitemormonwoman.org. Many of my management, marketing and presentationskills have been helpful to the developmentof the site. Without the support of my 
husband and my full-hearted acceptance
of the role of homemaker, I would neverhave had the time to devote my heart tosuch a spiritually satisfying project.I feel compelled to note that I didn’tcome to full time homemaking naturally.
During my rst years home I found myself 
spending a lot of time on the computercreating home based businesses likean eBay store selling antique glasswareand hosting furniture estate sales viacraigslist. The extra money was nice, butI knew we were already living within ourmeans. It wasn’t until I found my toddlerdismantling my laptop and deliberately hiding the keys that I got the clue that my priorities were mismanaged. I stoppedhosting my Internet businesses and
started hosting pre-school and singing 
time for my toddler instead. There were other aspects of homemaking that did not come naturally.For a while I indulged these weaknessesand told myself, “So I’m not a gourmetcook and my house isn’t always perfectly clean. No biggie.” Years later, instigatedby a friend’s critical comment on my homemaking skills, I decided to pourmyself into creating a better homeenvironment. I learned to follow ahousekeeping schedule I found on theInternet and I asked my friends to teachme how to cook. There was a great dealmore peace in our home after making these improvements, but I also felt smart!I found that I could learn new things,even if I didn’t have a natural inclinationtoward them. There are many more aspects of homemaking I need to master, but these
precious experiences in the rst years of 
my marriage taught me a lot about lifelong learning at home. I no longer think of the words “ambitious” and “homemaker”as antonyms. I feel ambitious every timeI work on my food storage project. Ifeel ambitious every time we choose tobring another child into our family. I feelambitious every time I write something that my testimony is seared upon for themember missionary site I volunteer for.I graduated from BYU in 1998 but my education didn’t stop there. I have beenlearning and implementing new skills every day since I left the Marriott Center wearing a blue cap and gown. I never felt that my degree was something to fall back on “justin case.” Instead, the experiences I had while at BYU have enriched my marriage,my church and community service and my home.I never felt that my degree wassomething to fall back on “just in case.”Instead, the experiences I had while at BYUhave enriched my marriage, my church andcommunity service and my home.There is one experience I mark as my most successful moment to date. At theSalt Lake Temple Visitor’s Center thereis a wall covered in murals that highlight
signicant events in the life of Jesus Christ.
 While visiting the Temple with my children,I was able to walk that wall with my oldestdaughter Elizabeth, who was six at thetime. Elizabeth stopped at each picture andrelated the events of the Savior’s life to mefrom memory. At the end of the long lineof murals, Elizabeth looked up at me andasked, “Why are you crying mom?” Toooverwhelmed to respond, I hugged her with all the energy of my being and was
gratied by the feeling that motherhood
and homemaking were the best careerchoices I ever made.
omen’s Services and Resources
Occupation: Homemaker 
Cont. from pg. 1
“Without the support ofmy husband and my full-hearted acceptance ofthe role of homemaker,I would never have hadthe time to devote myheart to such a spirituallysatisfying project.”
Do you know someone who eats a glutenfree diet? If not, chances are you will in thefuture. Eating gluten free has become notonly the newest health diet but the only  way 1 percent of our population can live,that is 1 out of 133 people or about 330students on campus. 
What is gluten and why do people have tolive without it? 
Gluten is a protein foundin wheat, barley, and rye. This protein is a
binding agent that causes our to become
sticky when wet.
So what’s the big deal about gluten? 
For thosesuffering from the autoimmune disease, ce
liac, it makes all the difference in the world. When a person has celiac disease, glutenin food triggers an immune response andtheir body begins to attack itself, damaging the small intestine and causing an inability to absorb nutrients from food. Essentially,they are starving while eating.You can imagine the sort of problemsthat can be caused by such a disease. Symp
toms range from chronic diarrhea and con
stipation to migraines or even infertility.Not to mention feeling ill every time youeat. Luckily, when a person suffering fromceliac disease or gluten intolerance cuts glu
ten completely out of their diet, the body heals and symptoms, most often complete
ly go away.
How do I deal with this diagnosis? 
As a woman living gluten free, I understandthe frustration, embarrassment, and even
anger that a person feels when they rst
learn they have to change their lifestylepermanently. You go through a period of mourning and want to cry just thinking about going grocery shopping. You worry about what you can’t eat and everything feels extremely overwhelming. Not tomention that food is a part of every socialevent, date, and activity you attend. Thisalone is enough to make someone want toturn and run. There is hope and you arenot alone. Here are a few simple steps that will help you get on the right path.
Five Guys Burgers and Fries:
Letthem know you can’t have wheatand ask them to change theirgloves. Their ry vats are only usedor rench ries and the seasoningsalt is McCormick. (Allergy note:they use peanut oil and have pea-nuts available or snacking).
Biaggi’s Italian Ristorante at theGateway:
They have a huge GFmenu including pastas, pizza, sal-ads and desserts. It’s a great placeto go or a nice date or meal.
Zupa’s Soups and Salads:
Ask ortheir allergy inormation. “Nutsabout Berries” and the MangoSalad are GF and so is the tomatosoup. Make sure to tell them youdon’t want noodles added and thatyou don’t want the bread.
PF Changs Chinese Restaurantat University Mall:
They have aGF menu and a good GF dessert.A waiter told me that GF ood isbrought out on the round plateswith PF Changs printed on theedge o the plate. Don’t eat it i itcomes out on another plate. Waituntil you can talk with your waiter.
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You just found out you have Celiac Disease: Don’t worry.There is hope and you are not alone
4 Tips to help you dealwith Celiac Disease:
1. Write down all of the foods you caneat. Include fruits, vegetables, meats,
cheeses, milk products. Be specic. It
is good to see all the individual foodsyou enjoy that are gluten free.2. Research, research, research! Thereare many good resources, forums,blogs, and web pages with recipes,product reviews, and support groups.Celiac.com and celiac.org are twogreat resources to start with.3. Start out simple. Don’t go to thestore and buy a ton of gluten freemixes and breads without researching them. Processed gluten free foods aremore expensive and sometimes arenot very tasty. Start out by purchasing things you are used to that are glutenfree.4. Contact the local GIG aka GlutenIntolerance Group. They will be hap
py to help you adjust to your new life
style and will offer support and ideas.
Need to talk about eating glutenree? Appointments and classes areavailable in the Women’s Services& Resources ofce 3326 WSC.
Local Restaurants withGluten-ree Options
By Kate Call 

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