Yesterday, after posting a question to help a fellow gluten-free mom explore cereal choices for her kid(s), the discussion got a bit heated regarding whom should control the food choices in one’s home, the parents or the kids, and even though my girls do not eat cereal, the possible direction of the discussion created by this status post/question never entered my mind when trying to help Angie find a better cereal alternative.… Read more
After a conversation with my friend Kate when I shared with her what I have always told Greg, how to find me in our next life. I describe both my appearance and significant personality traits: I am going to be a strong, charismatic, beautiful black woman with the best afro in town.… Read more
“Extracted oils are the most concentrated source of calories on the planet at 120 calories per tablespoon, per tablespoon, and they have more empty calories than white sugar or white flour” … 1 tablespoon is “15% artery clogging saturated fat with zero nutrients to speak of.” (14:34 minutes into the video below).
“Neither domestic cereals nor milk from hoofed animals is ‘natural’ food in an evolutionary or physiological sense…If there is a single complex of events responsible for the deterioration of human health and ecology, agricultural civilization is it…” ~Paul Shepard
Ainsley is choosing to become a vegan, and I have to admit that I am proud that she is transitioning into the vegan lifestyle. … Read more
“The cost of water is more expensive than gasoline.” ~Tapped
Not in my house. In my house, water is free.
Sydney filling her Kleen Kanteen.
“40% of bottled water is just filtered tap water.” Why pay for filtered water when we can filter our own water, or if you have well water, you can purchase filtered tap water at your local natural food store. … Read more
Now that my girls are getting older and that Greg and I have been giving our girls the tools needed to manage their emotions, their ‘red zones’ are a thing of the past, but their birthdays and half-birthdays are still filled with challenges caused by the inevitable developmental surge.
The girls and I spent part of our at our local library. Well, kinda. We spent more time in the restroom because my girls are obsessed with the high-forced-air hand dryer while they asserted (quite loudly) that they had to go to the bathroom yet again (minutes after a previous visit) because, this time, they had to *poop*… so back we went (and you guessed it: nope – no poop).… Read more
My thoughts on Dr. Dean Ornish’s Foreword for Crazy Sexy Diet by Kris Carr:
I love that there is medical evidence supporting the fact that the simple choices we make have the biggest impact on our health and well-being, more so than modern medicine (new drugs, lasers, surgical procedures, etc.).… Read more