Blood Test Woes

Reading blogs means you walk through life, learning alongside the blogger.  So when I was learning about the BTD, you were there.  When I sent my kids off to college, when my first grandbaby was born, when I started buying organic – you were there.  This week I got the results from the blood work […]

Spicy blog

It all started at the grocery store when I was almost out of Italian Seasoning.  Of course I was in a hurry.  As I scanned the spice bottles looking for the very well-known McCormick’s blend of that name.  I saw a familiar texture.  I saw the word seasoning.  And I pulled a bottle off the […]

So embarrassing, so not worth it

Last Friday I went hiking with my hiking club.  Between cancellations for weather and conflicts with the new grandbaby, I had only hiked twice since Christmas.  I was ready to hit the trail. We hiked about three miles in a Hill Country park.  I was taking pictures of trees budding, and enjoying the promise that […]

Sharing with bugs

I have passed my one year anniversary with the organic farm that delivers a box of produce for me to a neighborhood drop spot once a week.  In that year I’ve learned to eat and enjoy quite a few beneficial vegetables that are new to me. I learned another thing in this year, and it […]

facebook fudge fiasco

I have a lot of facebook friends who share recipes.  That would be ok except that most of the recipes they share they haven’t tried.  They just like the picture.  I had one friend say the reason she shares recipes is because it saves them to her timeline so she can find them again later.  […]

Smells like licorice

There are two herbs I would never have tried except for Dr. D’Adamo.  One is anise – neutral for Type Os, but beneficial for my Hunter side.  The other is fennel – neutral for Type O, but beneficial for Type As and beneficial for my Gatherer side.  Both smell like licorice to me, and I […]

Happy ending to “Baby Friendly” blogs!

No hospital would advertise itself as being unfriendly to mothers and babies, yet there is a wide variety in hospital policy.  My daughter’s experience 3 years ago and this year were not even comparable.  Her tour of the hospital where she gave birth this year gave no indication of what their policies really were.  I’ve […]

Beware of Baby Friendly Part 2

Ruth made an excellent observation after my previous blog.  She said “If you want breastfeeding to work, it’s a bad idea to introduce any artificial nipples (bottles or pacifiers) before breastfeeding is well established. Some babies can switch back and forth with no problems, but others completely lose the ability to nurse properly after being […]

Beware of Baby Friendly

Precious Baby is 2 weeks old.  He is alert, making eye contact, growing stronger, and sleeping well.  Sounds perfect, and he is, but there were several moments when such a wonderful outcome could have ended in disaster.  The rights that women like myself fought for in the 1980s have morphed into what is called the […]