Showing posts from February, 2009

Why "Going Green" May Make You See Red

We all know that our planet isn't in the best of shape and each and everyone of us is trying to help save our environment in any way that we can. Some of us are making our homes more energy efficient, some of us are bringing our own bags at shopping centers, some of us are choosing eco-friendly cleaning products, and some of us are looking to make animal's lives a little better. For some, going green also means making better choices in our food consumption too. Foods that are filled with hormones, fillers, additives, chemicals, and pesticides are not only bad for the environment, they're bad for our bodies in some cases. Some of us may have food allergies or sensitivities to certain chemicals and we may have even built up an intolerance to an additive. I know this to be true since I have fibromyalgia and I have sensitivities. Whatever the reasons may be for going green , it's still a good idea to do as much as you can because some research is showing that certain

Space Invaders in the Bedroom

I'm going to go into a topic that's a bit near and dear to me since I have little ones. And the topic today is co-sleeping, or what I like to term as space invaders in the bedroom . Babies can take up a lot of room in your house and sometimes they can take over your room-- your bedroom that is-- too. It can put a damper on what little sex life you may have left with your partner and it can even try your patients. Co-sleeping is a controversial topic with mothers, fathers, doctors, and the like, but it is something that parents will inevitably deal with from to time whether they believe in it or not. Let's face it-- kids get sick and want their parents, the air conditioner may only reach so far, there's a bad thunderstorm and your bedroom is a safer place, your child has a nightmare, and the list can go on and on as to why your child may need to spend the night in mommy and daddy's room. For a mother who suffers from Fibromyalgia, getting up to answer a newborn