I’m going to try something new on the blog and I hope you like it! Lately, I’ve discovered and learned about so many new things via bloggers, friends and social media, and I feel compelled to share it with you! Some of it’s interesting, some fun and some down right important. I’ve been posting links on my Facebook page (which you should “like,” by the way. Ain’t to proud to beg!), but I want to share it here, too. Every Friday, I’ll compile all of the things I’ve learned throughout the week. I hope you find it useful! And, if you could help me think of a fun/catchy name for these posts, I’d be forever grateful. (I’ll still be posting a Flash Back Friday posts, too, but I never intended that to be a regular thing, as you can tell by the mere two posts here.)
So, here we go!
I think we might. I’ll do some more research, but after rereading Dr. Sears’ thoughts on chemicals and neurological disorders like ADHD, bipolar disorder and autism, I think we might start incorporating more organic foods into our diet, especially meat and poultry. As I mentioned in my post on Wednesday, Owen already drinks organic whole milk. I realize that making the change might be more costly, but I think it’s worth it. Do you eat organic? How did you make the change?
Lead in Children’s Clothing?! No Way!
YES WAY! Christine at More than Mommies wrote a great post about how she found a lead warning in the clothing she was buying her kids. Since then, I’ve been checking the labels of every piece of clothing Owen wears. Lead poisoning is scary stuff, so you can’t be too careful. Check out her post and how she discovered the labels.
My friend Melissa posted a great article on her Facebook page about how little we women know about our fertility and chances of getting pregnant as we age. Here’s a very telling quote from the NPR story done by Jennifer Ludden:
“What’s the chance a 30-year-old can get pregnant in one try? Many thought up to 80 percent, while in reality it’s less than 30 percent. For a 40-year-old, many assumed up to a 40 percent success rate. It’s actually less than 10 percent. And when you keep trying? The survey finds many think you can get pregnant more quickly than it actually happens. It also shows many women underestimate how successful fertility treatments are.
The article also discusses the pros and cons of fertility awareness ad campaigns. Read the article and let me know what you think. Do you feel there needs to be more information out there about age and fertility, or do you think it puts more pressure on women to conceive when they might not be ready to have a child?
Lastly, as a follow up to Wednesday’s post about how I get Owen to eat better, here’s a video of how that’s working out …