December 2009


Many parents think that since the AAP”s edict back in 1999 that mercury and its derivative preservative Thimerisol have been eliminated from all childhood vaccines.  Unfortunately, many available flu shots still have Thimerisol.  Your doctor may tell you it is just a trace amount, which it does sound small when you say anything in “micrograms”, but if we look at the EPA guidelines for mercury exposure, of which Thimerisol is 50% mercury, it is still way too much for our little children, and even for adults.

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We’re glad you have found us! Our site is for parents and parents-to-be who are looking outside the box, and helping those who find their way here make fully informed decisions regarding their child’s upbringing, feeding, and medical care.  We focus on presenting the alternative arguments for and against what many doctors and the media proport.  For as many technological advances we have seen in the last 100 years, our kids are not smarter or any better for it: rates of obesity, diabetes, allergies and asthma are all skyrocketing, as are rates of depression, violence, suicide, and learning disabilities.  This generation is the first that will not live longer than their parents did and their quality of life will be poorer…..There is a reason why and we try to answer those questions here.

Hopefully, you will learn a lot from our site.  Some things may shock you, some will open your eyes.  Be open to the process of learning and be thankful for the journey it brings you on.  You may not always agree, but at least we’re starting the conversation.

We’ve tried to consolidate the information down, and link back as best we can to some of the web’s greatest resources on the variety of issues we cover.  We had to examine so many of these topics because of who our child was, and we are better parents for it.  If you take time to read Our Story, you will understand how our child and this information saved all of our lives.

We are aiming for Early 2010 for the site to be fully functional.  Until then, keep up with the few postings we have, bookmark us, and check back often!

Thanks again to Sarah for doing the guest blog post about Traditional Foods (TF).  Following this type of eating can seem daunting, especially if you need to avoid bovine as animal meats, fats and raw milk are such a part of TF eating.  But I want my readers to know there are a couple easy things to add to their diets to ease into TF and start building better nutrition for their family.  Below are 8 ways we have introduced TF eating into our life.

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Today, I am happy to present you an introduction to Traditional Foods. Mothering mom Sarah from Food & Stuff, has been kind enough to write a great piece about TF. Here’s what Sarah has to say…..

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My husband, bless him, took time recently to help me write this handout for dads who are about to find themselves in the world of food allergies.  A dad’s role in helping the mommy deal and investigate food allergies is paramount in the successful healing of your child, and the survival of your marriage. In this handout, we educate you concisely on how your child’s allergies happened, what to look for, how to support your partner, how to heal, and what the long term prognosis is…

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Congrats to my cousin and his wife who just told me they are expecting.  I am so excited for them and can’t wait to be a long distance “Auntie”.  My cousin’s wife asked me for a list of my must have baby items, and here it is: My Top 10 Can’t Live Without Baby Items

A Breastfeeding Resource, an Itzbeen Timer, a Moby Wrap, a cosleeper, the BOB running stroller,the Space Saver High Chair, swaddles, a fire-retardant-free mattress, a food steamer and a hand blender! Read more to see pictures of these items and links on where to buy.

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The holidays are here and if they haven’t been naughty, your kiddos will likely be raking in a few gifts.  Unfortunately, many states do not require retailers to pull recalled toys from their stores shelves. Here are some resources to cross check those new gifts and ensure they are safe for your little one.

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