Mom in Natural Training

I’ve been working on these for a few weeks. Found the idea on the Internet, somewhere, just typed in make my own ornaments & i went from there. However, the ones I was on the internet were were for round bulbs. I picked up the flat clear ornaments at Hobby Lobby, which I like better. Merry Christmas!

I’ve been working on these for a few weeks. Found the idea on the Internet, somewhere, just typed in make my own ornaments & i went from there. However, the ones I was on the internet were were for round bulbs. I picked up the flat clear ornaments at Hobby Lobby, which I like better. Merry Christmas!

Information Overload???

Since I wrote my last blog, my wheels have been just turing and turning, i’m in information over load!  I’ve actually run across to links that i have found to be so helpful and informative…… I think these maybe 2 of my new go to sites, along with various other, especially Dr. Oz. I found a new way to which i think i’m going to try doing my laundry, soap nuts, they can be found here along with a few other items i can’t wait to try!  http://www.demetriaorganics.com/

I love the research that is already done on this website! Anything from baby wipes to toothbrushes…. http://safemama.com/

I have been under the weather for a week or i would go on forever, I’m just gonna leave this for now… I’m looking forward to sharing my Chiropractor/Nutional Counceling experience with you on my next blog….

BPA & other chemicals. Something to think about…..

Though out my life I have tried to do the best with my health/diet. Sometimes I have been better at that then others.  It seems that ever since I’ve had Caden & Luke I feel like my best is not enough and I need to do even better for them. With the talk of cancer everywhere we go, I’m always trying to cut “bad” things out of our lives. Trying to use the microwave less, storing our food in glass containers, buying better fruits and vegtables, not buying prepackaged food, reading food labels, even watching the soap and lotions we use. I could go on but I think you have the point. But of course I feel that you can only do the best you can with what you have. Lately, in the news we have heard about high levels of arsenic in our juices http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/2012/01/arsenic-in-your-juice/index.htm

 AND BPA in our food storage cans.  So what is BPA?

from Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D.  BPA stands for bisphenol A. BPA is an industrial chemical that has been used to make certain plastics and resins since the 1960s.

In particular, BPA is found in polycarbonate plastics and epoxy resins. Polycarbonate plastics are often used in containers that store food and beverages, such as water bottles, and baby bottles and cups. They may also be used in toys and other consumer goods. Epoxy resins can be used to coat the inside of metal products, such as food cans, baby formula cans, bottle tops and water supply lines. Some dental sealants and composites also may contain BPA. And certain thermal paper products, such as cash register receipts, may contain BPA.

Some research has shown that BPA can seep into food or beverages from containers that are made with BPA or into your body when you handle products made with BPA. BPA remains controversial, and research studies are continuing. The American Chemistry Council, an association that represents plastics manufacturers, contends that BPA poses no risk to human health.

But the National Toxicology Program at the Department of Health and Human Services says it has “some concern” about the possible health effects of BPA on the brain, behavior and prostate gland of fetuses, infants and children. This level of concern is midway on its five-level scale, which ranges from serious to negligible. The Food and Drug Administration now shares this level of concern and is taking steps to reduce human exposure to BPA in the food supply by finding alternatives to BPA in food containers. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/bpa/AN01955 

So, what can you do?

  1. Eat fresh foods as much as possible. Consider that frozen foods are the second best option since flash-freezing helps to retain much of a vegetable or fruits nutrients.
  2. Do not microwave food in plastic containers.
  3. Do not allow water in plastic bottles to sit in the sun.
  4. Look for reusable water bottles that are stainless-steel - these are the only ones you can be sure do not have a BPA lining.
  5. Know that most aluminum cans are lined with BPA.
  6. Polycarbonate plastic, which is typically hard, lightweight, and clear and possibly labeled with “PC” or #7 contains BPA.
  7. Use glass, stainless steel, and porcelain or ceramic to store food.
  8. Safer plastics are labeled with #1, #2, or #4 - but limit your consumption of foods in any kind of plastic.  http://www.healthcentral.com/ibd/c/2623/147588/bpa-care/

Ultimately, you can’t keep you or your family safe from everything and yes, bad things do happen. So I put my trust in God and do the best that I can.

But like with every thing I challeng you to, keep your self informed, never take what one person says as truth, ask questions & research everything. I know that my eyes have been widely opened to BPA after just my 2 hours of research.

My 1st Blog……

Wow…. I can’t believe I’m blogging? Thanks Natasha for the boost to share my knowledge:) My life as everyone’s is full of ups and down. I don’t think it was until i reached my 30’s that I can finally say I am content with who I am and where i am at in my life.

My life as a mom has been an amazing experience. I’ve realized as i raise my 2 boys that i am not only teaching them, but they are teaching me as well. This is such a gift in so many ways! I love my crazy life!

My husband recently re-entered the military, to which i was not very thrilled, to say the least. To accept that this was now our life was not a very easy to accept, it was a difficult journey but in the end acceptance has taught me so many lessons. I decided that this is my life and i’m going to make the best of it.

I’ve always had a way of wanting to be simplistic as possible. This however, is not always easy with all the moving around… So as my title states, I am in training. In life i feel that I only try to take what i possibly need and give back as much as i can. And i want to raise my children to do the same. I know that this has been rooted in be by my grandparents & parents. I heard the other day there are 2 things you should give your children, Roots & Wings.

I’ve been working and experimenting since i can remember. I’ve always been trying to save $ and use less chemicals in cleaning and cooking. I’ve done some things because they have been passed down from generation and others i have found online and others my my own experiments.

My very first and favorite go to is Peroxide…  I once moved into a house that some one had so left in shambles, and only to find dog urine on the carpets, at the time we had 9month old. So i knew peroxide would take out dried blood so what the hey… It took it out.. I’ve been a lover ever since. I love to mix this 1/2 peroxide & 1/2 h2o as my carpet stain remover. This has been helpful with most carpet stains I have encountered, Just mix it, put it on the stain, let sit and then wipe it up.

I love my crazy life!