What Are You Into This Month? This Month...The Book I Am Really Into (or one you want to get into!): The book I want to be into is Super Baby Food by Ruth Yaron...this manual/cookbook/reference guide is packed with detailed information on homemade baby food, nutritional data, feeding schedules, cooking techniques, recipes, and other invaluable feeding tips. Yaron builds her compelling argument for making baby food at home on the simple premise that food profoundly impacts health, especially when an infant's developing digestive tract is involved. Parents will learn why babies should start out on rice porridge, bananas, avocados, and sweet potatoes before advancing to more difficult-to-digest foods such as wheat cereals and milk products. While Yaron's passionate stance and vegetarian bias may turn off some parents, others will be grateful for her strict attention to potentially harmful additives and chemicals. No matter what their eating philosophy, most parents will appreciate the economy and surprising ease of making baby food at home. This is not gourmet cooking; all you have to do is learn how to boil water and operate a blender. For veggies, simply steam some vegetable chunks and blend. For baby porridge, just grind some whole grains in a blender and boil. It's that simple. And when you're feeding your baby, simple is best. --Sumi Hahn I loaned this book out, and am desperatly wanting to read it. Savannah is really starting to take an interest in solids (read: pulls platefulls of spaghetti off in her lap during dinner prayer).
Magazine I Really Liked:No Greater Joy A free magazine about Child Training, Family Relationships, Homeschooling, and Bible Training by Micheal and Debi Pearl
TV Show Worth Watching: are there any...really???
The CD I Can’t Stop Listening To: I have been too busy to listen to much of anything this month.
The Candle I'm Loving: Yankee Candle: Harvest
Blog I Am Always Visiting: my entire blog roll...of course. Considering editing/adding to it soon.
What I'm Most Looking Forward To Next Month: Christmas of course!! Christmas shopping..not so much. I have a list, so I guess I should stop procrastinating and get going. I bought hubby's gift yesterday. (Thanks Kelli)
Please let me know what YOU are into this month!!!
My weekend in a Nutshell... My weekend started out rather nice. Comparatively speaking. Friday morning we got up early, got the kids dressed in their new duds. It was picture day!!! Drove over an hour to the mall for pictures, and then waited another hour. The kids were very patient considering. They even attempted to smile..even if it was the I've-been-waiting-an-hour smile. But we made it thru the session without any poopy-ruin-my-new-dress-blowouts, or spills, or tears. So life is good. Saturday I baked pies for the annual church play and Thanksgiving meal. It was really good. The parts I actually saw. Savannah sat thru 30 minutes or so, the rest I watched from the nursery. Did I mention my head cold is back? Or sinus infection, and larangitis...whatever. It's horrible, I hate being sick. I am downing everything (herbal remedies) that I can come up with to be well ASAP. I do not have time to be sick. I stayed home from church this morning. No sense getting everyone sick. OH!!!!! Savannah calls ME "Da-da!" It is her only word, and she screams it when she wants me. It's funny. I quietly say in her ear "ma-ma". We assumed a few weeks ago when she started saying it, that it meant Daddy...but no way. She looks right at me every time. And her other new thing is that when she wants something, she squeals. Loud. Jeremy is not too excited. But I'm thrilled!! My baby is communicating. Sort of. :)
Baby Wearing 101: Babywearing is the act of wearing or carrying a baby or child in a sling or other form of carrier. Babywearing is far from new and has been practised for many years around the world. In the industrialized world babywearing has gained popularity, partly under influence of advocates of attachment parenting. Why Wear Your Baby in a Sling?
*Babies whose mothers wear them in slings are calmer and cry less. In most cultures, where babies are held almost constantly, they are typically in a quiet alert state and rarely cry for more than brief periods. *Slings provide a gentle way of transitioning babies from the calm environment of the womb to that of the outside world. Babies in slings continue to be rocked by their mothers' movements and to hear their mothers' heartbeats. This helps them to regulate their own systems. *Babies in slings are more receptive to learning and display enhanced visual and auditoryalertness. *It facilitates bonding. When babies are held closely, the adult and the baby can see each other's faces, leading to frequent verbal and non-verbal interaction, enhancing speech development. *Babies who are carried in a sling facing away from the adult get a bird's eye view of the world and its wonders. This kind of gentle stimulation enables babies to learn about their environment at their own pace. *Experiencing a wide variety of stimuli helps babies' brains to develop to their full potential. Mothers are more easily able to calm their babies if they are frightened, providing a safe haven. *It is easy to nurse discreetly when the baby is in a sling as the fabric shields both the baby and the mother from the public view. *Mothers find it easier to carry on their normal daily activities when they wear their babies. *Both their hands are free and their babies are quickly soothed. Housework, shopping, walking for exercise and even using computers become more manageable tasks. Some mothers even take their babies to work in their slings. *Older children appreciate that their mothers' free hands can attend to their own needs, like tying shoelaces or making snacks.
Psalms 98:4 Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all the earth: make a loud noise, and rejoice, and sing praise.
Not real sure if it is a joyful noise, but it is a loud noise. (Laughing!)
...all children can be well educated...
The central belief of Dr. Suzuki, based on the evidence of universal language acquisition, is that all people can (and will) learn from their environment. Thus, the essential components of the method spring from the desire to create the "right environment" for learning music. ....
Early Beginning The early years are crucial for developing mental processes and muscle coordination. Listening to music should begin at birth; formal training may begin at age three or four, but it is never too late to begin. Listening Children learn words after hearing them spoken hundreds of times by others. Listening to music every day is important, especially listening to pieces in the Suzuki repertoire so the child knows them immediately.
Jeremy won again. Savannah says: "Da-da-da-da-da". On cue. Every time. We kind of "compete" with each baby, working with them everyday, to get them to say "Mama" or "Daddy". And now 3 out of 4 have said "Da-da" before "Mama".
This is her post while I cook dinner each night.
She chews on her exersaucer while I cook dinner.
Can you see my 2 bottom teeth Grandma Jo??? They are in there! Just ask Mama.
Jeremy took Jackson duck hunting on Saturday. They didn't do as well as they did last weekend. Jackson is so happy to finally be big enough to go along with his Daddy. All week long he counts down the days until Saturday. It's also good incentive to get all of his school work done.
Cool breastfeeding facts Did you know.... 1.Human milk has over 300 ingredients, including interferon, white blood cells, antibacterial and antiviral agents, while formula has only 40 ingredients. 2.Human milk has been shown to kill cancer cells in a laboratory dish and has been used in oncology. 3. The human breast "custom-makes" antibodies to fight whatever pathogen the infant is exposed to in the environment. 4. Breast milk has been used to treat eye infections, ear infections, pimples, cold sores, and nail fungus and prevent infection in scrapes and scratches. 5. In some parts of the world, donated organs are bathed in breast milk for the protective factors. 6. There were 22 "significant" recalls of formula for potentially life-threatening situations. 7. Human milk lactoferrin is patented for use in killing E. Coli in the meat packing industry. 8. Donor milk is being used to treat malabsorption and short-gut syndromes, renal failure, inborn errors of metabolism, ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome, immunodeficiency diseases, burn cases, cardiac problems, and infectious diseases such as intractable diarrhea, gastroenteritis, infantile botulism, sepsis, pneumonia, and hemorrhagic conjuctivitis in both children and adults. 9. Adoptive moms, grandmothers, and yes, even men (!) have been able to lactate for an infant.
If you were to die today, are you 100% sure you would go to heaven?You know, you can know! The bible says in 1 John 5:13, "These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life..."
#1 know you are a sinner (we all are) Romans 3:23
#2 know that Jesus died on the cross to pay for your sins (and mine)
#3 accept Jesus Christ as your personal Savior. It's a free gift! You do not have to attend any certain church, be baptized or work your way to heaven! All you have to do IS BELIEVE!!!
Romans 6:23 :For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord"
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from thedead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. Romans 10:9,10,11
If you will trust Jesus to take you to Heaven when you die, just pray something like this : "Dear Jesus, forgive me of my sins and come into my heart. I trust you today to take me to Heaven when I die. Thank you for saving me. Amen"
If you were saved today, please leave a comment on my blog, I would like to pray for you!!!