Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Monday, June 9, 2008
Random thoughts by the self-proclaimed Enlightened Homemaker
Sunday, June 8, 2008
Saturday, June 7, 2008
Since my son has autism, I get asked many times what my stand is on Vaccines. No, I am not against them. However, I am very against how they are administered. You see, in years past, there were only a few vaccines given.Today, your little infant is given some straight out of the shoot and usually around 5 or more at any one visit. Here lies the problem. First of all, a newborn baby does not have an immune system that can fight off the antigen put in their body. Why would we then inject them with something that is so hard for their bodies to fight. That starts the problems right away. Then, a few months later when they still don't have the system in place to fight off diseases, lets give them 5-6 more! Crazy. By doing this, the body is under turmoil in so many cases, especially the stomach. If you add antibiotics to the mess, you can start the process for deterioration not to mention any mercury that the vaccine can contain. What am I advocating? Take control. Do not blindly do what the pediatrician tells you. I always tell moms to never, ever get the vaccine in the hospital. Always delay the vaccine schedule. I would wait to start the immunizations for at least 6 months, if not to a year. Also, give only 1 shot at a time. Never multiple and never when the child is sick or has recently been on antibiotics. If this is followed, the body is so much better equipped to fight off the disease you are injecting into their body. They will still have all the shots completed before they enter kindergarten. I am certainly not alone in my thinking. Most autism groups and naturopathic Dr.s will advocate the same thing. You, as parents need to be in charge, not the pediatrician. I do not believe that vaccines alone cause the problems of autism, however, I believe that it is the first culprit in what contributes to the deterioration of an otherwise normal, healthy little child. That is the true tragedy, it can be prevented.
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Monday, June 2, 2008
4 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups warm water
2 tsp yeast in 1/4 cup warm water
1 T. Olive oil
Mix yeast in measuring cup with 1/4 cups warm water. Let yeast get foamy. Put 3 cups of flour in bowl with salt. Mix and stir in 1 1/2 cups warm water, oil and yeast mixture. Mix with spoon until sticky. Add more flour until the dough is only slightly sticky. Let rest for 8 minutes. Knead again until dough is smooth and elastic. Let rise for 4 hours. Bake on pizza pan on 425 until lightly golden or cook on grill.
The girls favorite was the BBQ chicken pizza. We just put BBQ sauce on the dough, grated Colby Jack and shredded chicken. It is also great with onions and cilantro.
I am thinking about having a weekly class in the fall for ages 7-12. I am not sure if my schedule will permit but let me know if any of you are interested. I loved teaching this class!
Sunday, June 1, 2008
Then next class will be a Breakfast class making 3 types of gourmet pancakes and toppings so next Mother's Day you will get a real treat!
The third class still has a couple openings for July 7th. Please let me know if you are interested. The ages are 8-12. We will be doing party foods that day. All classes will focus on table manners as well. I am looking forward to playing with your daughters!
Classes are $15 and are payable on the class day. If you need to cancel a class, please let me know asap so I can open a spot.