Children…they aren’t born with a manual unfortunately. I remember getting ready to leave the hospital with my first born thinking that these people are all crazy to send these little babies home with people who don’t know what the heck they are doing. If the nurse had offered to come home with us, I likely would have answered yes – made her a bed & had her mail forwarded to our place. I had lots of experience taking care of other people’s children. I have my Early Childhood Education Diploma and had worked in childcare centres for nearly 10 years at that point. The difference was that this was my child and he was so tiny and new. It is an understatement to say that it is a great amount of responsibility to raise a child. I can hardly believe that our oldest is already 9 and his little brother 7. Somehow we made it this far! With the help of grandparents, friends and a belief in the Creator who gave us our family, we have come a long way from those first days of changing messy diapers and receiving blankets. If I am being honest, I do miss those days a little bit…the new baby smell, tiny little toes & endless snuggles. On the other hand, my children continue to amaze me, teach me and make me a little crazy on a regular basis. Oh and a full night’s sleep is rather nice as well! I wouldn’t trade who we’ve all become, what we’ve learned or our stage of life for anything.
Along the way, I’ve picked up books that have helped me sort through what we are experiencing. Some titles I’ve read include, The Baby Whisperer by Tracy Hogg, Bringing Up Boys by Dr. J. Dobson, Loving Our Kids on Purpose by Danny Silk and most recently, ‘What’s Eating Your Child?,’ by Kelly Dorfman, MS, LND.
As a mom, I look for the root cause of issues that my family is experiencing. As a nutritionist, I happen to think our food choices have an enormous impact on our overall well being. This book delves into the sometimes hidden connections that food and symptoms have on each other. The author writes in such as way that the book is easy to read and flows really well. There is also plenty of scientific research to back up her claims. If you or your child struggles with issues such as constipation, ear aches, tummy troubles or difficulty paying attention, I highly recommend visiting my office for a consult. We can take a personalized approach to you and your child’s nutritional status to determine if these issues could be resolved with food modifications. Oh – and I’ll even lend you the book! Old Cover