Making healthier decisions this Halloween

The Blush Family Farm is striving to provide a unique and sustainable lifestyle for Aliana and Bill. They are eating organic whole foods, playing outside, learning with hands-on experience, and over all having a unique and productive upbringing. There’s still laughter, games, sleep overs, play dates, field trips, and yummy goodies…but yummy goodies don’t have to mean unhealthy.

This Halloween take the time to go the extra mile and provide your child with a rewarding experience, inside and out!

Here’s a few ways dressing up and Trick or Treating can be healthy for your kids:

  1. Replace some of the goodies you give away to other children and your own with healthy “candy” without the fructose syrup, preservatives, and artificial sweeteners. Try bags of dried fruit dipped in organic chocolate (dark chocolate preferrably), candy apples with a healthy twist (homemade organic caramel sauce), or buy candy from companies who pride themselves in providing organic treats.
  2. Another idea is skip the candy altogether! There are tons of other options for “goodies”: yo-yo’s, finger puppets, bouncy balls, stickers. All of these are still affordable, especially in bulk and you’ll end up being the cool parent giving out toys 😉
  3. It’s also important to note costumes and added decorations can be harmful. You never know what you’re applying onto your child’s skin unless you read. So check out the package for the face paint, the glitter, etc.
  4. If you know your neighbors will only have CRAP for candy, create little goodie bags and deliver them to your neighbors prior to hitting the hood. Have your child receive that when they stop. (might sound high maintenance, but if you’re going to be high-maintenance about anything it should be the health of you and your family!)

Have a very healthy and Happy Halloween! We’d love for you to show us costumes and recipes from this year, so feel free to leave us a message on our Facebook Page! 

 

[Video] Peaceful Parenting Event at PorcFest 2013

Check out the latest upload from Sovereign Living and see John Bush discuss his personal journey through peaceful parenting. This event took place at the PorcFest in Lancaster, NH…a summer hub for liberty! A big thanks to Red Pill Recording for recording the event. We had quite the inquisitive crowd! Let the message of peaceful parenting spread far and wide!

Cannabinoids, like those found in marijuana, occur naturally in human breast milk (Natural News)

(NaturalNews) Woven into the fabric of the human body is an intricate system of proteins known as cannabinoid receptors that are specifically designed to process cannabinoids such as tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), one of the primary active components of marijuana. And it turns out, based on the findings of several major scientific studies, that human breast milk naturally contains many of the same cannabinoids found in marijuana, which are actually extremely vital for proper human development.

Cell membranes in the body are naturally equipped with these cannabinoid receptors which, when activated by cannabinoids and various other nutritive substances, protect cells against viruses, harmful bacteria, cancer, and other malignancies. And human breast milk is an abundant source of endocannabinoids, a specific type of neuromodulatory lipid that basically teaches a newborn child how to eat by stimulating the suckling process.

If it were not for these cannabinoids in breast milk, newborn children would not know how to eat, nor would they necessarily have the desire to eat, which could result in severe malnourishment and even death. Believe it or not, the process is similar to how adult individuals who smoke pot get the “munchies,” as newborn children who are breastfed naturally receive doses of cannabinoids that trigger hunger and promote growth and development.

“[E]ndocannabinoids have been detected in maternal milk and activation of CB1 (cannabinoid receptor type 1) receptors appears to be critical for milk sucking … apparently activating oral-motor musculature,” says the abstract of a 2004 study on the endocannabinoid receptor system that was published in the European Journal of Pharmacology.

“The medical implications of these novel developments are far reaching and suggest a promising future for cannabinoids in pediatric medicine for conditions including ‘non-organic failure-to-thrive’ and cystic fibrosis.”

Read the rest of the article here.

Feeding Your One Year Old

Today I was researching meal plans for one year olds just to make sure what I was feeding Aliana was in line with what the “experts” online were saying.  I found a great article that is totally in line with how Aliana’s eating habits have changed now that she is over a year old.

Here is a clip, see the link below for the full article:
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Feeding and Nutrition: Your One-Year-Old

You’ll probably notice a sharp drop in your toddler’s appetite after his first birthday. Suddenly he’s picky about what he eats, turns his head away after just a few bites, or resists coming to the table at mealtimes. It may seem as if he should be eating more now that he’s so active, but there’s a good reason for the change. His growth rate has slowed, and he really doesn’t require as much food now.

Your toddler needs about 1,000 calories a day to meet his needs for growth, energy, and good nutrition. If you’ve ever been on a 1,000-calorie diet, you know it’s not a lot of food. But your child will do just fine with it, divided among three small meals and two snacks a day. Don’t count on his always eating it that way, however, because the eating habits of toddlers are erratic and unpredictable from one day to the next. He may eat everything in sight at breakfast but almost nothing else for the rest of the day. Or he may eat only his favorite food for three days in a row, and then reject it entirely. Or he may eat 1,000 calories one day, but then eat noticeably more or less on the subsequent day or two. Your child’s needs will vary, depending on his activity level, his growth rate, and his metabolism.

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Read more here.

Interview About Natural and Sovereign Parenting

Ernie Handcock of Declare Your Independence Radio Show interviews John Bush and Catherine Bleish about natural and sovereign parenting.  Topics include naturalpathy, breast feeding, midwives, vaccines,voluntary society, etc.

 

John Bush and Catherine Bleish
Revolution Activists
www.blackandyellowpages.biz
www.blushfamilyfarm.com
www.lonestarsmart.net
Texans For Accountable Government (http://www.tagtexas.org/)
Foundation for a Free Society (http://f4fs.org/)