Wednesday, April 14, 2010

I have so much in my brain that I want to share with all of you!! I "attended" a webinar on vaccinations, breastfeeding, and autism on Monday evening. It was full of an incredible amount of information on vaccines (what's in them, how it affects our children, and how to counteract the damage that may have already been done), nutrition + the importance of breastfeeding, and also a little snippet on the benefit of chiropractics and whole-body wellness.

Now I, for one, have a hard time accepting opinions as "facts." For example, I have been told by many friends that vaccines are "bad" for our children. "Okay," I would reply. "How are they bad?"
"Well, they're full of all kinds of dangerous things."
"Yes, I've heard that. But what kinds of things? Where did you get your information?"

And THAT is typically where the conversation would end. The decision to vaccinate, or not vaccinate, is a very important one. It needs to be well thought out, prayed over, and well-researched. There are two sides to the debate, and both have very strong arguments. I want to bring you the facts, along with where to read it for yourself. And not just about vaccines (although vaccines are a HUGE topic). I have been researching (for my own first-hand knowledge) a broad array of topics. Everything from vaccines, nutrition, and whole-body wellness to the Bible and what the Lord has really spoken to us (I believe the Bible is the God-breathed, Holy Word of God, and that many Christians have allowed others to tell them what is in it instead of daily studying it for themselves).

I grew up eating fast food (sometimes 3 times in one day), my older 3 children have all their shots, and I have always been a trusting, "take everyone at their word" kind of gal. But lately, I have been growing more and more skeptical to our American way of life. Why are we so tired? So fat? Full of so much disease? Aren't we one of the richest, most advanced societies in the world? Why haven't we FIXED anything yet?? Why are cancer and autism rates rising, rather than falling?!? I want answers, and I want facts. Not theories and opinions. And what I have found so far has appalled me. I cannot keep it all to myself. I said a few days ago, I feel the Holy Spirit leading me to share it with you. I fully intend to do this. But please be patient at first, as there is a LOT of ground to cover, and I want it factual, which means time to do research and post links (which also means I need to learn to post links!!). And I will do my best to get the info from the webinar up within the next couple of days.

Until then, stay in prayer and have a blessed day!! :^)

Sunday, April 11, 2010

I feel that I need to add some pictures. No reason. Except that I think my kids are pretty darn cute and I like blogs with pictures. :)

So before i retire to bed at midnight (again), here are my cuties..

This is Aimee. She's 8, and quite sassy. But every pretty girl needs some sass. :)

This is Andrew, my only boy. He's almost 5 and loves anything with wheels and a motor. :)

Meet Amerie. She was having a problem with static when this was taken. I think it gives the picture a little interest. :) She's 3, and argueably the most tender, loving child on the planet.

And my Lexi. She's almost 16 months. My husband was done after 2 kids, I "oopsed" a 3rd, and somehow managed to talk him into a 4th. My heart wants 12 kids, but alas, this is most likely my "baby." I don't think I need to explain how I feel about her. :)

Update, if anyone actually makes they're way here. :)

I know it seems like I am so terrible at blogging that i should just quit while I am ahead, but that is far from the truth. I feel like the Holy Spirit is leading me, and i have been seeking His guidance to where that may be. I am obsessed with nutrition, living chemical free, and learning to be as careful with my money as possible. I am also a student by nature, so i read everything i can about the things that interest me. As a result, I am full of useful (and not so useful!) knowledge, and i feel like the Lord is prompting me to share it with those around me. But, I am also a planner and i am having a TERRIBLE time not having an exact plan and idea as to how to do it. So after much thinking, praying, thinking some more, discussing it with my "team," thinking, sleeping on it, praying, and thinking again (did i mention I am a planner?) i have decided that i just need to blog, and God is more than capable of taking it from there. :) And since i am so bad at blogging, my first goal is just to BLOG. About anything. So be prepared to hear about my cute kids and all the things they do. And maybe my deepest, darkest secrets. :D

I also want to mention (actually, confess) that I have fallen off the food wagon. I had a bit 'o pop this weekend. And frozen pizza. And only gum in between. No breakfast, no lunch. Do I even need to add that I've been crabby?? And I worry so much over my kids. I should add, however, that although I am terrible about eating, I do pretty well with my kids. They get 3 square meals, plus snacks. But I "forget" to eat, too. And when i whip out junk food, it's after they are in bed.
My brain is telling me to hit the "backspace" button. Who cares what Liz eats? I'm also a little embarrassed about how bad I am. But maybe someone will read this one day, and for that person I want to say that any American junk food junkie, lazy-boned, wannabe Country Girl/Hippie/Foodie can change. Because I am going to, and I will blog while doing it. Even if I'm terrible at blogging. Because I need to. And God says so. :)