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Parenting, Christianity and Natural Deodorant – Sunday Surf

homemade deodorant

Image by Liz (perspicacious.org) via Flickr

I’m sharing what I’ve read and enjoyed this week. I hope you find something you enjoy below as well!

Recipe: DIY All-Natural Deodorant - “Along my journey towards a simpler, healthier lifestyle, I started coming across articles about health and beauty products that weren’t so healthy for you! So many of them have added chemicals, like aluminum in deodorants, for example.”

Cosmetic Alterations and Children - “When a person consciously chooses to have something done to their body for whatever reason, they are exercising their power over their appearance and that is their right. When someone else makes that decision for them, especially with the absence of medical need, it suddenly becomes questionable.”

AAP Surprises - “Here are a couple things that are not considered mainstream (but should be!) that the AAP, who is supposed to be the mainstream ‘go-to’ (especially for pediatricians) recommends.”

Washing Feet - ” I’m learning, daily, to look for the small and the humble – the quiet and the meek.  The foot-washing moments that point me toward the blessings of laying down self and striving to serve.  In lowering me, He elevates.”

Let’s Un-Process Our Children’s Food - “Although we call them ‘food’, processed foods are not readily recognized by the body.  They are seen as alien matter and our white blood cells will be on attack mode as soon as they enter our system.”

An Answered Prayer - “To not only witness but to be part of such an extraordinary group of families coming together to feed human milk to human babies (MY baby, at that!) makes my heart feel bigger. It has given me a joy I never knew existed.”

How I Stopped Saying No - “When I started researching different parenting methods and started being more mindful about what I say and do to and with my children, I realized that there are many ways to say “No” that are more effective and serve to strengthen the parent/child relationship, not weaken it.”

Facebook: The Scourge of Modern Parenting? - “So you’ll all have to excuse me if I fail to feel phenomenally guilty for my Facebook use. I have enough guilt on my plate already, and I refuse to accept any more.”

Just Not On The Same Page - “If I’m going to truly co-parent and live with the principles of gentle family living, then I’ve got to learn to trust him and let go.”

Reflections on our first year - “While hard to explain – or even justify – to the uninitiated, the steps we’ve taken to build a deep and secure bond with our daughter have transformed us as just much as they’ve helped to ground her. “

Read the Bible Every Day! - “Without daily focused time with the Lord, we will never see the victory and experience the joy in the Christian life that we have been born again to know.”

 

Check out Adventures in Mommyhood, Authentic Parenting, Becoming Crunchy, Karen’s Healthy Lifestyle,The New Mommy Files: Memories, Milestones and Missteps, Hobo Mama, I Thought I Knew Mama, Mama Eve, Momma Jorje, One Rich Mother, Greener Cleaning Moms, and The Parent Vortex for more Sunday Surfing!


What We’re Talking about on Facebook

Snapper Grill

Image by weanders via Flickr

I love interacting with my Facebook fans! Right now, I’ve got a topic open for you to enter your blog so, if you haven’t already, submit yours so I can keep up with you in my Google Reader. I’ve already read some great posts from my fans. I want to read YOURS next!

Here are some questions I’ve asked my fans and my favorite answers from the last couple weeks:

Q: What’s for dinner tonight?

A: Grilled chicken and pineapple sandwich with fresh basil, corn on the cob and baked parmesan and herb chips. Watermelon for dessert. - From Nancy F.

Q: What’s your favorite summer grilling food?

A: Whole grilled snapper with orange slices and bacon under the ribs to add flavor. – From Josh at Cella’s Sweets

Q: What is your favorite summer dessert?

A:  Strawberry shortcake – From Becoming Crunchy

Q: What are your packing tips?

A: Lots of underwear! – From Amanda at Let’s Take the Metro

Q: What’s everyone reading?

A: Blue Clay People by William Powers. It’s about Liberia. I just finished Jane Eyre! - From Cindy at My Awesome Olive Shoots

Thanks for all those who participated! Come play with us next week!


Let’s Play – Facebook Favorites

Ukulele boy

Image by Gilmoth via Flickr

We’ve been playing a game this week on Facebook. Every day I ask a question, fans answer and I pick my favorite to post on the blog each week. We’ll play again next week so become a fan and join the fun!

Here are this week’s questions and my favorite answers:

Q: Tell me something strange you did today.

A: I performed emergency surgery on a ukulele.  - From Liz of Garden Variety Mama

Q: What’s your favorite rainy day activity?

A: Reading and listening to the rain. It doesn’t rain enough for me to find the time to read! – From Cindy of My Awesome Olive Shoots

Q: Favorite cold weather comfort meal?

A: Ooh, I’d say either chili, stew or potato soup. – From Jenny of  The Peaceful Housewife

Q: What is your favorite book?

A: Count of Monte Cristo – From me…because no one else responded ;)

Q: What are you most looking forward to about Spring?

A: I’m so looking forward to getting these kiddos out of the house more and lots of trips to the zoo! – From Jenny of The Peaceful Housewife

Q: Tell me what you had for breakfast this morning!

A: Egg white veg scramble on multigrain bagel! From – Shannon of The ArtsyMama

Q: Name a favorite 80′s song!

A: Anything by Heart. – From Josh of Cella’s Sweets

Q: What are your plans for the night?

A: I plan to become a vegetable on the couch. – From Let’s Take the Metro

We’ll play again next week so come be part of the fun!! And thanks to all who participated this week! I enjoyed all of your responses.


Some New Things

via defaiya.com

I have some new things up my sleeve. For one, you can now “like” me on Facebook. I hope to interact with my readers more this way and get to know all of you!

I hope to unveil my other “new” thing sometime next week, maybe sooner. I just wanted to give you all a heads up to expect something!

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