Thursday, January 20, 2011


I went grocery shopping with a friend recently. She showed me what items typically have msg in them. I didn't even know what msg stood for. Monosodium glutamate. Apparently, msg can trigger migraines. I plan on cutting back or eliminating chips with flavoring like ranch or bbq. There is msg in ramen noodles which I usually eat about once a week. I'm hoping that changing our diets a bit will help Nathan's issues. Both he and I have problems with attention span. I'm also considering buying some organic foods. Chloe drinks organic milk. I'm going to try to limit red and yellow dyes. I can't believe that there is red dye in Flinstone vitamins.
I never thought I would ever go the organic and healthy route in eating. I know that something needs to change with our family. I'm hoping that changing our diet will help us feel better, less cranky, less whiney, less tired.

Sunday, January 02, 2011

I'm back!!

For New Year's I thought I would try to post more on the blog site. A friend of mine told me that she uses hers as a journal. I think I'm going to try to do that too. I use to agonize over every word that I used and would re-write paragraphs. I really don't have time to do that anymore. Starting now, I am going to use a stream of consciousness (sp?) type of writing.
This year I am going to focus on the positive instead of the negative aspects in life. I often stress about things not being perfect. I am going to accept the imperfection to help my nerves.
I hope this year is more stable than the ups and downs of the previous year. The up of last year was going to Maui. The down was Nathan's diagnosis of autism. I will probably talk more freely about autism on the blog because I don't feel like I can talk freely about it in other avenues of my life. Happy New Year to you all!!