[Insert Insult Here]
To properly compliment Daddypotamus one must first insult him in some small way first. It’s the only way he’ll take the compliment seriously. Why am I telling you this? Because I am going to compliment you.
Now, if you are the same way as Daddypotamus – or if you find bloggers too “nice” in general – please feel free to create a custom insult for yourself so that the sincerity of what I have to say will come through. Are you ready? Okay, insert your personalized insult here ________.
Hey, come back! I was kidding! I didn’t mean it!
Pfew! You’re still reading. Now that we’ve got that out of the way, there is something I want to say . . .
Ya’ll Are What Makes This Blogging Thing ROCK
Let’s face it, without a blog I am just a girl who babysits worms when my mom is traveling, plans vacations around health food stores and can palpitate her own belly to determine the position of her baby (when I am pregnant, that is ), And though I know a thing or two about those subjects, the world doesn’t really need one more “expert,” does it?
What the world needs is a CONVERSATION. About vaccines. And real food. And delight.
Not to mention a thousand other things. And that – well, that is where you come in. Did you know that some of the most shared articles on Mommypotamus are posts I told myself I would never write? But you asked. You got the conversation going. How can I resist that?
As we close out this year I want to honor some of our Big Askers – those who’s questions drew tons of interest and comments from all over the web (in order of popularity). Here they are!
Kirsten V, who many of you may recognize from the birth story she shared awhile back, asks what vitamins I give my kids.
What The Vitamin Industry Does Not Want You To Know
Thanks for the question, Kirsti! Believe it or not, I actually don’t give my kids vitamins. Seems contrary to the “organic mama way,” doesn’t it? But actually, it isn’t! Here’s why: Multi-vitamins are not the insurance policy we think they are.
Do you pick up your child’s dinner plate – sigh over the untouched veggies – and then think “oh well, at least he/she takes vitamins!”? Well then, I have good news and bad news. First – and you are going to LOVE me for this (Read more)
Heather F wants a simple breakdown of the differences between the Weston A. Price diet, GAPS, Paleo/Primal, and Clean Eating diets.
Great question, Heather! This is going to take some real ‘splainin, so let’s jump in, shall we?
[The] Price Is Right – No, Really. He Is!
The Basics: Dr. Weston A. Price (1870-1948), a prominent dentist and founder of the Research Institute of the National Dental Association (which later became the American Dental Association), is pretty much the reason we’re chatting here today. Yup, the Real Food Movement was started by a . . . dentist. (Read more)
Alexandra, Abbey, Morgan and Carrie wanted to know about my skin care regimen.
Coconut Oil For Radiant Skin, A Supercharged Metabolism And – um – A Stretchier You!
Miranda Kerr has a secret, and it’s not Victoria’s. If you’re not familiar with her, the – ahem – runway “angel” is also the natural birthing wife of Orlando Bloom. Earlier this year she raised a ruckus by releasing a nursing photo with her newborn son that is more discreet than anything I’ve seen in a VS catalog – **sigh** – and controversy is knocking at her door again.
Jessica S wanted to know what I thought about a controversial post from Cheeseslave
I Deleted A Friend’s Facebook Comment Yesterday
To be frank, sometimes I am a chicken. I want to hold hands and sing Kumbaya, but she wanted to know what I thought of a post where Cheeselave writes:
Around the age of 4 to 6 months, supplementation from solid foods is necessary, as breast milk does not contain specific nutrients that are needed by the baby by the time he reaches 4-6 months old.
As you can imagine, not a lot of Kumbaya going on over on that post. (Read More)
Alexandra wants to hear about how to get clear skin
Candida diet? Check. Raw food diet? Double check. Supplements, teas, microdermabrasion? Yes, yes and yes. I tried every over the counter acne treatment and diet I could get my hands on with minimal success. Eventually I came to understand that acne is not caused by bacteria alone . . . otherwise we could infect each other with acne, right? (Read More)
Christin, a vegetarian, wants to know what I think about not eating meat while pregnant.
One-Thousand, Six-Hundred & Seventy-Seven Days Ago . . .
I peed on a stick. But just a little, because I was holding the rest for the backup tests! A trip to Walgreens and two tests later it was official. A tiny little being – my baby – was going to grow to watermelon proportions and then try to exit an area no wider than a garden hose, and I needed olive juice. Pronto.
White Flour Is Good For You!
Well, only this one, but that felt good to say just once! Seriously, though, it IS good for you! Coconut flour is rich in fiber, low carb and gluten free. And it’s more versatile than you might think . . . just check out these recipes for berry scones, orange vanilla cupcakes, fluffy pancakes, blueberry muffins, and coconut flour cake (just to name a few). (Read More)
Thank you to everyone who has shared posts, “liked” them, and commented. You are shaping the future for good just by being you. Hey, I’m serious! Those aren’t just words, ya’ll. Remember when I reposted Kelly the Kitchen Kop’s plea to support the Steilers after they refused chemo for cancer-free son and landed in court? Case dropped. Maybe it would have happened anyway, but it’s not like government agencies have a history of being reasonable about these things.
And did you hear about the lone farmer who sued Monsanto and WON? Yeah, it’s harder for bullies to get away with intimidation tactics out in the open when documentaries are being made and shared by the dozen. My point is, this is working. This conversation we are having via blogs and social media is so much more than we realize. So, what do YOU want to talk about? Be thinking, because I’ll be taking suggestions for 2012 topics soon!
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