Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Friday, June 26, 2009
I have had a thyroid problem since the end of my pregnancy with my daughter, which became a permanent problem after my last baby. The doctors I saw all said we'll just replace the hormone and you will be fine, they failed to mention that the hormone would eventually kill my thyroid. I knew there had to be something better than taking a pill everyday for the rest of my life. I found out that there is a natural hormone replacement instead of synthetic that won't kill my thyroid but doctors don't like to use it because it requires more work on their part because it takes longer to regulate.
I Tuesday my baby J and I went to the naturopathic physician, the real problem, my pancreas and hypothalamus are on the fritz, there is nothing really wrong with my thyroid, which I tried to tell my oh so smart doctors. I also have a virus that is used in the manufacturing of the tetanus vaccine that is causing the arthritis in my hands. I also found out that the tetanus vaccine is terrible because of the way it is manufactured. It can cause allergies, asthma, ADD, increased SIDS risk, and autism to name a few. I am not against vaccines, I just think that they could be a lot safer. By the time a child is in first grade that will have received 23 shots and have 70 different vaccines running through their little systems. Their small bodies simply can't take it. All vaccines are the same, there is no adult version and kids version.
J also has the virus from the tetanus shot, he got it from one of the other kids, because it is transmitted like common virus, which might be why his allergies are so bad.
I encourage you to take charge of your health, do your homework, don't just take your doctors word for it. Treat the cause of the problem, not just the symptoms. There is almost always something different or better out there, you just have to be willing to do a little extra work to have great health.
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
I was in the house washing my hands after checking on the chicks when screams and squeal came from outside. My first thought, who can't keep their hands to themselves? What I found was my oldest trying to catch the snake he had found. They looked at it for a while, mom did a little science unit for the learning experience and them we let him go. The pic is a little blury because he was always moving.
Monday, June 22, 2009
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Yesterday, we were also suppose to receive our baby chicks in the mail, but they didn't come. Low and behold, 12:30 am, the post office an hour away calls to tell us that our chicks are here. Our options, go get them now, 12:30am, go get them before 6:30 am, or wait until Monday morning and they will be sent to they local post office. Errr....
My wonderful husband was up at five this morning and went and picked up the peeping little box, they are so stinking cute! The one with the naked neck is called a turken, he/she wasn't picked on.
We had a very rainy picnic this afternoon, we were under the shelter at the park, the kids played on the playground and got soaking wet, but they had fun. We also had great food, which is always a blast when you love to eat like I do.
I also sewed my little J a hat this afternoon, it resembles a train engineers hat or a old time baseball cap. I had an engineers hat to look at, but it had enclosed seams, so it was only kind of helpful. It was only after I was done that I saw a tutorial of a similar hat on mushroomvillagers.wordpress.com, but I put mine together a different way and I also used some elastic in the back of mine.
Saturday, June 20, 2009
I have almost finished every started project in my craft room, most of it was cloth diapering supplies the have been cut out for nine plus months. I also made a skirt and ponytail scarf for G. I want to try and make a hat for her too, like a old school baseball cap. A little girl at my sons baseball game had one and it looked so darn cute. I also sketched out a purse, we'll see of my creation can go from paper to fabric. I took some pics of the skirt and scarf, the fabric is black with multicolored polkadots. It is kind of long but she said she wanted to keep it that way when I asked her if she wanted it shorter.
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Monday, June 15, 2009
1 1/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour
3/4 cup oats
2 tsp aluminum free baking powder
1 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
about 1 1/2 cup butter milk, if you don't have buttermilk, regular milk will work fine or add a tbsp of lemon juice to your milk, let sit for a moment to slightly sour it, that's what I do
2 eggs, beaten
1/4 cup of oil
for waffles simply add one more egg and a tbsp oil
mix flour, oatmeal, baking powder, salt, and soda. stir in buttermilk, eggs, and oil till smooth. if mix is to thick, stir in a little more buttermilk.
I have made some changes to the original recipe so that it works the best for me, to find the original recipe go to http://www.bobsredmill.com/
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Friday, June 12, 2009
This is a great way to make that great organic better last longer, and it is spreadable right out of the fridge. This is not the exact recipe, but the one that I use on a regular basis.
1 cup canola oil or Smart Balance Oil
1 cup butter
2 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons dried skim milk
1/4 teaspoon lecithin (found at most wholefood stores and co-ops)
1/2 teaspoon salt
Dissolve salt in water and blend the rest of the ingredients together, pour into containers and store in the fridge.
Normally we practice bedroom time, as long as they stay in their own rooms and are quiet, they can stay up as late as they want. After the first week of staying up really late gets old, they are in bed at the time that they should be in bed, but not always. Here goes another round of good old fashioned mind over matter!!
My sister is the greatest, she is one of the most thoughtful people I know and encourages my love of all things crafty. I don't have near the time I would like to to devote to my craftyness, but right now my babies come first. I believe that God created our bodies in a divine design, eating organic and naturopathic medicine is the way to go for our family. I hope to have lots of fun with this blog and hope that you have fun too!