Feeding the Sensitive Child

“Why didn’t you eat your guacamole?  I thought it was your favorite,” I comment to my daughter, AJ, as I go through the warm remains of her half-eaten school lunch. “I don’t like it any more,” she responds with a shrug. I hold my tongue, knowing from experience that it’s best not to make a…

Yes, My Six-Year-Old’s Not Quite Potty Trained

Because there is no “Operator’s Manual” for raising your individual child, sometimes a parent has to do some detective work. This is a difficult post to write, not only because my first draft had me reliving all of the challenging events that might have delayed potty training for my daughter.  Ultimately, I don’t really like…

Temporary Tattoos = Transdermal Toxins?

Are temporary tattoos really just terrible transdermal toxins? I know a lot about food.  I know about the dangers of GMO’s, artificial colors, corn syrup and processed vegetable oils.   I know about the naturally occurring “anti-nutrients” in many whole, unprocessed foods.  I know about fermentation, sprouting, soaking and juicing.  I enjoy using all of these…