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Why I Use Non-Toxic Household Cleaners

Why I Use Non-Toxic Household Cleaners

Recently, we were gathered together getting ready for our weekly family night and one little rascal was noticeably absent.  We were waiting for her to come and join us so we could get started but it was really quiet.  I called out several times, yelling her name down the hall.  Nothing.  No little feet toddling back down the hall towards us.  I asked our oldest if she could see her down the hall (our apartment is miniscule so there are only a few places she could go) and she said she couldn’t see her.  By that time, I knew the quiet could only mean there was some serious mischief-making going on.  I got up to check out what was going on.  There in the bathroom in the dark was a little 18 month old ‘cleaning’ the toilet with baking soda all over the place.  She had the baking soda scooper in one hand and the toilet brush in the other and looked up at me with a face that said, “What, mom?  I’m helping!”  I laughed, ran and grabbed the camera and thanked my lucky stars that I made the switch to non-toxic cleaners.
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Resolving To Try New Things…

Resolving To Try New Things…

Anyone who knows me at all knows that I like to eat.  And, sometimes a lot.  Growing up with a Vietnamese mother exposed me to a lot of Asian cuisine, of course, but I’m not shy about trying foods from just about anywhere.   So, in the spirit of trying new things and also in the spirit of resolving to do better (especially after the my interview with health counselor, Davina Sanders!) I tried a few new things this past week.

Davina mentioned that many people eat too much meat.  She says that processed meat, in particular, is something we should avoid.  So, I decided that I would try and add more vegetarian dishes to our fare and see how my family would take to it.  We subscribe (moderately) to the Peter D’Adamo Blood Type Diet.  I read his book and it just made sense to me.  The problem is, however, is that we live in Bulgaria.  Now, don’t get me wrong.  Read the rest of this entry