I am a Mom. I gave birth at home intentionally. I strive to eat mostly organic, grass-fed, pasture-raised, wild caught, non-GMO, unprocessed, and when it comes to dairy (milk), raw. I attend RIE with my son. I learn about toxins in my home, food and environment. When my son tested low on iron, I altered his diet, did some research and raised his levels without the use of iron drops. I utilize an Acupuncturist, Chiropractor and holistic Doctor for our health care. I believe it is crucially important to fully understand the reasons behind the decisions I make, so I ask a lot of questions. I have found it to be quite challenging to avoid unwanted things, like formaldehyde, fire retardants and chemical sprays. I sometimes wish there was just one website I could consult that would answer all my natural and holistic questions. Things like, “What kind of toxins might be in this rug I want to purchase?” Or, “How can I get rid of soap scum without spraying a bunch of chemicals in my house?” Another good one I have been pondering lately, “If I start composting, will I attract unwanted pests into my house or garage?” I catch myself reading Amazon reviews for hours (losing quality sleep, no minor sacrifice!) trying to avoid purchasing something that will either break, not work as marketed or have unwanted consequences from usage.
As you can probably tell, I tend to do things slightly off mainstream. I swear to you, however, that I am not a conspiracy theorist, hippie (although I used to dream of being one) or anarchist. I am just simply concerned about creating the healthiest lifestyle available for my family. That concern has prompted me on this path of accumulating a lot of information that I sometimes (all the time) wish I would have had BEFORE my little one was born. I have also found myself having many of the same conversations with other mothers about nutrition, sleep, food, cooking, sleep, food, child-rearing, vaccines, schooling, food, travel, pregnancy, sleep, childbirth, teething, food. After some thought, I decided that it just might be helpful to have that conversation right here! I really do hope I can pass along something useful to help improve the health and well being of your family, as well!
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What’s with the name?
My little one used to call out to me from his crib “Sweet Mama!” to come and get him. I believe he got it from me calling him “sweet baby” all the time. The ginger is for, well, the red hair. And food. I like food.