- ::So we realized we are human when we came down with the stomach bug. Yuck! I’ll spare all the details, of course but that’s why I’ve been so quiet. I’m blogging now to the hum of my dishwasher and my washing machine. It means we are on the mend!
- ::An awesome E-book launched today! Have you heard of it? You Don’t Need A Job, You Need Guts! Buy it – Ash will rock your world!
- ::By this time next week, we should have signed on a great house to rent. I will wait until next week when everything is for sure before divulging anything. I swear I jinx myself if I share too much too early.
- ::We put up our Christmas tree and our decorations this week even among all the craziness. How are you preparing your home for the holidays?
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Now is a time to give thanks! I’m thankful for so many things:
- Little things like my warm cup of tea, sugar cookies candles, and my cat purring next to me.
- Big things like my family, my love being home for the holiday, and my little girl and all she has taught me.
- Things in each moment like my chance to choose, to smile, to share.
- My blog and the real connections I have made online.
- My health.
I am also sending many thanks to my fellow blogger and mama friend, Michele at Frugal Granola because she is sharing a discount to her e-book. It’s called “Herbal Nurturing: A Family Healing & Learning Guide.” It’s packed full of homeopathic and natural ways to cure the common cold, flu, and bumps children get (among so many other things). I am thankful for my health, but sometimes we end up fighting colds around the holidays. Make sure you get this e-book for 50% off to help you stay ahead of the game!
Use the code THANKS50! Get “Herbal Nurturing” for less than $4.50!
It’s only good until November 26 – so hurry before it’s too late!
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
Within the last 6 months or so, my family has switched from eating locally raised beef, to organic beef, to grassfed beef. So, what’s the difference?
The local beef we were purchasing was from my brother or from his friends who also farm. We knew that they were raised and killed ethically and were in the pasture at least part of the time. They did eat grain and the grain was not organic. This was just our case – your local farmers may do something different. Ask them!
Organic beef means that the fields they graze from are not treated with pesticides, they aren’t given antibiotics, and the grain they eat is organic too.
Grassfed beef means the cattle is raised like it was meant to be. Not on grain, but on grass. Roaming in a pasture.
So why would a family choose to pay a little more to have grassfed beef? What are the benefits? From our research we have learned grassfed meat is better because:
- CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid) which fights cancer and prevents clogged arteries among other things
- It has a better ratio of Omega 3′s and Omega 6′s. An imbalance, found in grain-fed beef, leads to diseases such as cancer, heart disease, depression…
- I just learned today is has a high level of vitamin B12, which can help prevent Alzheimer’s Disease.
- It tastes better!
- The cows are eating the way they were meant to so that we can have healthier food too.
Tonight’s dinner was organic grassfed beef burgers from Rocky Mountain Organic Meats with diced and roasted sweet potatoes, and it was all so yummy. It was even better because the burgers were FREE! I had won them – a whole 8 pounds of burgers.
These burgers are BIG! I can polish one off, but I am a nursing mom and I’m always hungry. I think one burger with all the fixin’s and a side of fries would satisfy any appetite. They take awhile to cook because of their thickness, but it so worth the wait in taste. A little grease but not too much (remember it’s the good fat)!
If you are a photographer and love giveaways, check out Walk Slowly Live Wildly’s giveaway of an Emily Falconbridge Camera Strap!
Have you seen this map? It takes the visual of the oil spill and puts it right near your home. It sure makes it more real if you aren’t living it on the Gulf….. and so much larger!
Great post about Family Happiness! Start living and being happy!
Happy reading and happy weekend, friends!
I went unplugged from sundown on Friday until sundown on Saturday. I did use the phone a couple of times to text and to check email since I had a Craiglist sale pending, but otherwise the computer was closed and the phone was not being used. So many times a day, I refresh a page to see if someone may have updated a status or responded to me when it’s just not important. It’s important to pay attention to my needs and the needs of my family, and I got to do that so much more when I unplugged from it all.
I felt more focused on things – I could read chapters without the computer open next to me to check Facebook or Twitter. I could enjoy a ride in the car at night by watching the stars rather than turning on my phone. I wrote in a journal, I read in my book that has been sitting for days while drinking tea in the sunshine, I took a long shower, I spent time with my family, and I participated in a teleclass through the Natural Parenting Center.
It was so refreshing to unplug, and recharge myself for once. This may become a weekly occurrence. If you try it, let me know! =)
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If you are looking for free information on health, relationships, money and so much more be sure to sign up for the W.I.S.H Summit. It’s THREE full weeks of speakers that include David Wolfe, Jules Dervaes, and Victoria Boutenko.
This will be something I schedule into my day, not only as a treat for me to lift my spirits but as an inspiration to keep learning about health, parenting, and relationships so I can become a better wife, mother, and fellow keeper of this planet.
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