Thursday, January 24, 2013

flu season bites.

I get the question all the time: you aren't giving your kid a flu shot?! What do you do to keep your kid from getting the flu? How is your kid never sick?

Besides the given healthy diet, healthy environment, healthy sleep, I have one word for you folks: Shaklee.

I have to say, before I started Shaklee supplements, I was a skeptic. I had a friend who would tell me about their products and I just thought, everybody gets sick. But then when I started taking them, and they changed everything in my families life, I was no longer a skeptic.

Just a few things I love about Shaklee supplements:

-They are made from food and our used in our body just like food is. Most vitamins contain synthetic chemicals, binders and fillers because that is what makes them cheaper. There are NO synthetic chemicals, binders, fillers or anything else that cannot be used in our body. Our bodies cannot recognize synthetic ingredients and are unable to use them.  For example, aspartame, found in many children's vitamins, when ingested into our bodies is converted to formaldehyde. Formaldehyde can cause allergies, cancer, immune system failings and asthma.

-Shaklee does 350 tests on each raw ingredient used in its products for pesticides, heavy metals, fungicides and any other harmful substance to ensure their products are safe.

-Shaklee users also report their children getting sick less often and for a shorter duration of time.

-Biotin is one of the essential B vitamins. It is a very expensive ingredient for manufacturers and because of that it is often left out or reduced to cut manufacturing costs. Shaklee supplements include 100%  of the recommended daily amount of biotin.

-Lactoferrin is an immune boosting ingredient found in breast milk. Shaklee's Incredivites are the ONLY children's multi-vitamin containing lactoferrin.

Remember,  Benji Franklin said it best..."an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of a cure."


When our kids get sick, as parents, we tend to want an instant cure- and alas, there is no such thing. What we can do is PREVENT these things from happening so our kids either DON'T get sick or when they do they are sick for a shorter amount of time.

I can say my daughter has never had the flu, never had a temperature, and the only sickness she had was a cold for two days. (which I added extra supplements to kick that in the rear)

Our Regimen:

 Incredivites mutivitamin -  for the system and to the whole child, a good program should always begin with a multivitamin to give a good nutritional foundation to the brain and nervous system…and this is the best.

Vita-C Chewable-(or Sustained Release, as soon as they can swallow) – essential for a healthy immune system. Take extra at onset of a cold or virus.

Optiflora- Essential for any child who has ever been on an antibiotic. ..restores essential flora in intestines where 80% of the immune system resides. .. helps keep candida yeast in check. Easy to swallow.. is the size of a pearl…encapsulated probiotics are protected from stomach acids . (my daughter could swallow it even at 9 months)

Keep Handy:

NutriFeron- Yet another recent clinical study from Cornell Medical School proves its effectiveness against flu viruses…stimulates body to produce interferon, critical to triggering immune response to germs and possibly cancer cells, according to Dr Sandra Bevacqua.

Defend & Resist Complex- Echinacea plus herbs that increase activity of white bloods cells to gobble up viruses and bacteria. Works best when taken at onset of a virus or cold … 2 to 6 a day works well . can be sucked like a lozenge. Also contains zinc.

Alfalfa Complex- natural decongestant; easily crushed and stirred into juice in sippy cups…excellent for children reluctant to eat vegetables. Also a natural deodorizer, quelling the cause of bad breath. Popular with people with arthritis and allergies.

And follow these healthy habits
  • 10 hours of sleep for children; 9 for teens; 8 for adults
  • Most important: Plan meals to incorporate 6 to 9 vegetables a day (tuck them into soups, spaghetti sauce, chili, casseroles & of course, salads) like celery, broccoli, zucchini, green beans, carrots
  • Avoid SUGAR & baked goods – We know this is tough – but is seriously damaging to the immune system and especially the brain.  Sugar and white flour are called the anti nutrients because they deplete B vitamins & other essential nutrients.
  • Maintain indoor humidity between 30 – 50% and add a few drops of Basic G when refilling to prevent bacteria & mildew. 

 The Bonus? Buy any two of the items listed above and get a FREE MEMBERSHIP! (refunded) Ends Jan 31. Email me or click the Shop Shaklee link above. Happy supplementing! Kick sickness in the behind!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Zero Dark Teething

"An Epic Teethunt that has lasted 10 months"
                           -MMY Times


                                                 "An endless ride of mommy adrenaline"
                                                                         -Mommytainment Weekly

"An experience you will NEVER forget"
                         -The Family News

                          "A timely and important reminder of the agonizing price of teething"
                                                         -Motherly Post

"Don't expect to sleep after the viewing of this film"
                       -The Family Planner

"So inspiring, you will buy an amber teething necklace at 3 am"
                          -TV Time-out

        "One of the years best films, an authentic account of the dark side of teething"
                                                      -Ring Around the Rosy

                                    "Don't ever say I didn't warn you"
                                                 - The Duggars


Saturday, January 12, 2013

It's just another ho hum day in paradise.

Really it is.

4 am wakeup from daughter and dog, oatmeal all over my pjs, working from home while she naps, house is a MESS, wash, rinse, repeat.

Sometimes I find myself complaining- Im SOO tired, she's into everything, I can't get anything done....But I need  to think before I speak.

I should be so glad our daughter wakes us up at 4 am, it just means I get more time with her. That I can't get anything done because I am chasing after my daughter, that the house is a mess because that means there's a child in our home. Or oatmeal all over me because that just means she's eating with me. Thank you Lord for this wonderful life.

So blessed.

Monday, January 7, 2013

She's aliiive, ALIIIIIVE!!

Cue in the Frankenstein movie. Or at least I feel like I am Frankenstein, walking around half brained with my arms hanging out dead dog tired from the holidays. Or maybe I just look like frankenstein....the Bride sure looks like a honey!

So here I am, back after a holiday hiatus. I have to say, I don't know how some people do everything, and get everything done. Is it possible? Or do they have someone doing it for them? Well, I kinda got in over my head because .....three months ago I started a small business, I bought myself a spankin new sewing machine last week (I don't know how to sew) and Hayden started crawling.

I think the biggest point I need to make here is that I have entered a whole knew era of what it takes to take care of a baby. Or almost toddler? Who knows. It's this crazy mommyhood world of up and down: I got this, I don't, I got this, I don't, she's napping, shes not....ey yey yey! 4 weeks ago, when she was not crawling, I remember us wishing for it, and now I don't even know what to do with myself. Not to mention I don't even think I can realistically baby proof half the things that need to be babyproofed in a 3 bedroom apt.

And I want more kids!

Which leads me to the point of, I must be wired for crazyness, and I accept that. Crazy is who I am. Because this year, I need to expand my business, learn how to sew, attend bible study on a weekly basis, read 10 books and become a Le Leche League volunteer, all while chasing the creepy crawler around! Can I do it? I have no clue how but I think I can, I think I can.

Really, as long as I use that new sewing machine I will be one happy camper......

But what happens when she starts to walk?.......uh oh.......