Pass on Roundup in your cereal and give Nature’s Path a try instead

The latest report on the dangers lurking in our food should be a huge alert to our country.

I know for me the latest which included breakfast cereals with Roundup chemical has been a huge eye opener for me.  For one how is this poison getting into our food and two what are we going to do about it.

I know for me my small stance against these companies includes paying a little more for organic and then documenting and sharing with others what foods are a better option then Cheerios with a side of Roundup.

I also have started emailing the companies that provide safe quality food and thanking them for their products.  It may seem stupid, but in my mind I wonder if we started supporting the good businesses would we see a demise in the pollution to our food.  If everyone truly stopped funding these large companies maybe there would be a change in the food industry.

It’s a tiny gesture but I’d like to think it helps some.

If you are eating processed food the odds are you are ingesting Glyphosate.

I strongly encourage you to take just a moment and read about it.

I notice a huge change in my kids behaviors depending on what they’ve eaten.  Goldfish, chocolate graham crackers, Quaker oats bars are like poison to my kids.  Behaviors almost immediately come to the surface.

It makes me question more of what is put into all these processed foods that are so readily available.  It makes me question what sort of harmful effects this will have on our generation and generations to come.

I am in no way saying food causes Autism, but I am saying that I do believe there is a correlation into the unhealthy ingredients in a lot of foods on the shelves and how could this not hinder our children’s development?

So today I wanted to feature one of our most favorite staple items in our house.

Nature’s Path Organic instant Oatmeal Brown Sugar Maple

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This oatmeal is affordable, and almost has some sort of sale to make it affordable for our family.

I think its time that more people took a stance.  Bake some banana bread, start somewhere.  Try replacing one thing at a time.  It’s hard to start a new diet, change a way of living, but it’s worth it.  Why would you want to subjectively eat a daily dose of Roundup with your morning cereal.

Danielle

Summer Reads

Into the Water

Paula Hawkins

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I love to read.

And I love a psychological thriller.

Since becoming a full time mama part time homesteader I don’t always have as much time to read as I’d like.  I’ll read a variety of books I don’t discriminate.  Every few weeks the kids and I head to the library and pick out some new reads for the month.  A way to beat the heat and get free books.

Our library has a summer readers program offering incentives for kids and adults to spend their summer reading.  At first I thought I was to old for a summer reading program but have found it’s encouraged me to read books that I normally would not have picked up.

From the author of Girl on the Train, Paula Hawkins, allures her readers with Into the Water, a psychological thriller that will keep you continually turning the page.  Ending with a twist that is surely going to leave you surprised.

The story is set in Beckford, a community along the river in Northern England, known for its historical tales of witchcraft.  Known as the Drowning Pool, “the suicide spot.”  The mysterious deaths and suicides that occur at the Drowning Pool, draw Danielle Abbott to begin writing about the mystery surrounding the small town.  Her obsession with the Drowning Pool is what ultimately leads to her own mysterious death.

Paula Hawkins takes you on a journey full of twists and turns.  Similar to The Girl on The Train I had a hard time liking the characters.

If you are looking for a quick psychological thriller to read I would suggest Into the Water.  It keeps you turning the pages, wondering what will happen next.  The end of the book leaves you questioning it long after you’ve set it down.

Happy Reading!