Do you jump out of bed in the morning the first time your alarm clock rings? Or are you someone who likes to hit snooze several times before rising? While hitting snooze and getting a few more minutes of sleep may seem like a good idea, it is actually counterintuitive. Your body goes through several sleep cycles every night. Interrupting these cycles in the morning can leave you feeling more tired than if you just woke up at the time your alarm really needs to sound. …
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True and somewhat embarrassing story: I love to wear camisoles under my regular shirts (not the embarrassing part). It was a habit created during pregnancy that continued after having each baby. Why am I telling you this? Because this past summer I decided that I had to stop wearing those maternity camis; my youngest was turning three in a few months (hence the embarrassing part)! In my search, I found something worth sharing with all of my friends….
After reading our personal story The Two Things That Made Our Family Choose Organic Food as well as Is Buying Organic Food Really Worth It? and conducting some research, you may be thinking about eating organically yourself. And you may find yourself where we found ourselves at first: overwhelmed! If you’re wondering how you can go organic, you’ve come to the right place. We will share with you the steps we took to eating mostly organic food….
For a long time, I misunderstood the term organic food. I was happy buying conventional food. (Read the related post Is Buying Organic Food Really Worth It?)
I would opt for the organic version of a food when the prices were similar because I figured organic was somehow better. Otherwise I would go with the conventional food I normally purchased. Two things made me change my thinking and choose organic food….
For the longest time I misunderstood what the term ‘organic’ food meant. The meaning of ‘GMO’ was also unknown to me. I just kind of figured that organic food was for people who had a lot of money because of the higher price tag. And I figured that genetically modified foods were foods that were cross-bred to create more variety. Like, you take one type of apple and combine it with another type of apple to get a third kind of apple. Cross-breeding has been happening for literally hundreds of years, so I didn’t see the big deal.
Well, it turns out I was way off.
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We began planning meals in advance shortly after our fourth child was born. Our oldest daughter turned six just a week and a half after his birth. With four children aged 6 and under and both Nick and myself working full time, we had to make some changes to make life a little smoother.