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Saturday, November 12, 2011

Finding the Person Within: A Mother and Daughter Journey | Mark's Daily Apple

I just wanted to share this story that my husband sent me. As we search for ways to help our two oldest children with developmental challenges, it is a reminder that so much of their struggles likely comes from their diet. It is so hard to change their diets one that eliminates those mainstream foods in our society but the benefits far out way the struggle. This article just motivates me to work even harder on this. On a personal level, I've struggled with fibromyalgia since a car accident in 2000. When I eat a whole food diet and exercise, I am symptom free. Currently, I struggle with daily pain and mental fog. With the winter blues approaching, eating a better diet will be my key to controlling these symptoms and regaining my energy. If you struggle with any physical problems from allergies to muscle pain, I encourage you to look at your diet and see where you can eliminate artificial sweeteners, preservatives, high fructose corn syrup, and additives. They hide everywhere! Those dill pickles you put on your hamburger have yellow dye. Those crackers you eat probably have high fructose corn syrup and those sugar free cookies are full of poison for your body. If your child struggles from any physical or behavioral problems, changing their diet will likely have a huge impact on controlling their symptoms. Isn't it worth a try?

Finding the Person Within: A Mother and Daughter Journey Mark's Daily Apple

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Daylight Savings

Tomorrow we fall back an hour.  Or do we?  I have yet to hear a single reminder about this event.  One of those things that you know is true but want validated.  Anyway, who out there has trouble adjusting to Daylight Savings with their kiddos?  Call us lucky but we rarely struggle with this.  A bit in the Spring but definitely not in the Fall.  On school nights our kids go to be at 7 and are out by 8.  On weekends, maybe 7:30. So we thought we'd let them play until 8-8:30 tonight. Well that backfired as it was after 9pm by the time they were all asleep.  I do believe though that tomorrow they will sleep in a bit and be totally adjusted!  In the Spring time, we just make sure to wear them out extra hard for two days and they usually do fine with the earlier bed time. So what do you do to make this transition?