I’ve been reading some stuff that is pretty concerning to me as a mom lately.
The newest va((ine mandate push is HPV for children to enter school or daycare. Yes, daycare. Yes, the va((ine that “protects” against cervical cancer. But more specifically HPV.
The one they suggest for girls at 11 years old. The one they suggest for boys of the same age.
So HPV is sexually transmitted disease.
Wait they’re suggesting my daycare babies need to have another shot to “protect” them against something I, myself, as their parent plan on teaching them how to protect themselves?
I’ve already talked to my granny about measles and mumps, how all 4 of my dad and his siblings lived through both, and all 8 of my grandma and her siblings did as well. (Rubella is a non issue for children, maybe for pregnant women, but if it was that important it would be in a single shot by itself).
I lived through the chicken pox and that one was openly marketed as an inconvenience fixer. Parents have to miss work for a week to take care of their children, inconvenient, drain on the economy, we can make money off of a shot, done.
And (without even going into all of the other ones for now 💆🏽♀️), mandates for one that “protects” against a sexually transmitted disease for my babies (also, see hep b if you’re like wait, they va((inate BABIES against a sexually transmitted disease...)? When the cervical cancer rates have only risen since the introduction of the va((ine? And people could avoid the disease itself if they just didn’t have sex with multiple people?
THIS IS WHY PAYING ATTENTION IS IMPORTANT.
You might be ok with the MMR, chickenpox and other shots, but at what point are you ready to have them force ones you don’t want (looking at all of you who opt out of the flu shot 🙋🏽♀️)?
And if our kids already get dozens more than we got as kids, how many is too many?
I will not stop #justasking. And I will adamantly fight for the right to say no to this one for my children. I’ll do my best to teach them how to be better, how to avoid stuff, and how to make decisions that not only effect their emotional health but physical as well.
“The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” ✨
My self-painted nails are always chipped.
I’m not sure why I don’t take it off right away but for some reason I never do. I let the chipped paint stick around for a week or so before I decide it’s time for the elementary nails to go.
Why don’t I just take it off and start again when they start to look a little ragged?
I guess because I’m holding on to how I tried. It’s just part of who I am. Nails always chipped. It reminds me my life isn’t perfect even when everything else seems to be that way.
So what if it’s the same with other’s lives?
And what if we stopped judging people because their lives seem perfect? What if we assumed everyone has chipped nails? Chipped parts of their lives they carry around with them that show but we don’t always notice it.
Anyway, there are some deep thoughts on my always chipped nails.
If you ever think I have it all together, just take a quick glance at my nails. I’m probably just like you, learning things as I go, taking it one step at a time, and trying to teach those tiny toddler hands it’s ok to have chipped nails too ✌🏽
#humbleyourself #thehappynow #jesuscalling #chippednails #chippednailpolish #toddlermomma
It just starts with one thing.
Timeline of waking up to more natural living:
“Research has shown candles are really bad for my home, like make the air inside my home polluted. They can cause asthma, allergies, ADHD, runny noses, coughs and all sorts of other issues for me and my kids. Ok, I’m going to give diffusing these essential oils a try just to replace my candle smells”.
“Wait, there are carcinogens, endocrine disrupters, phthalates, asthma inducing chemicals and other harmful toxins in my cleaners, lotions, body washes, shampoos, and other personal products? Ok let me try that thieves cleaner and other plant based personal products.”
“Hold on. The US only bans 11 chemicals TOTAL? Out of hundreds of thousands? And those are in my makeup that I wear every single day? The makeup that rubs off on my children. Ok, let me try that Savvy Minerals line that bans 25,000 chemicals. Why would I want that other stuff on my body?”
“Essential oils are actually plants? That we can ingest? Ok, I’ll try detoxing with lemon in my water and boosting my immune system with thieves.”
“So there is a list of ingredients in the dozens of va((ines we put in our children? And that list contains the same stuff I’ve ditched? Or stuff I don’t feel comfortable injecting into my child? Ok, maybe I’ll ask some more questions because my granny told me measles and mumps weren’t bad, I lived through chicken pox, and there are lots of natural ways to support our bodies during the season with less sun.”
See how it works? People say “essential oil people are anti-medicine plus they think oils can cure disease”.
But what people are missing is the progression that started with questioning candles or other man made products that have been shown to cause disease or health issues in humans which leads to thinking outside of the “normal box” and back to nature.
And when you start to question that stuff, you realize everything should be questioned. Everything you’ve been told is “normal”.
It just starts with questioning. #justasking - just trying to do better for our families.
A grateful heart is a beginning of greatness. It is an expression of humility ✨
To say I’m grateful for young living is an understatement.
I’m grateful for a company I could turn to when I realized most companies don’t care about the health of people; somewhere I could turn when a cancer diagnosis in my family sent me down a path I hadn’t planned.
I’m grateful for oils that support my family in so many ways: sleep support, emotional support, immune support, sore muscles, digestive help, and on and on and on.
I’m grateful for products that don’t contain carcinogens, endocrine disrupters, asthma and adhd inducing chemicals, and all of the other toxic stuff being sold to us as consumers.
I’m grateful for a community of like minded people. A community I get to learn from. A community I get to be a part of. A community I get to help lead. A group of people who want better for their families, both in their health and finances (for those who choose it).
If you’re scared to start looking into the products you use, don’t be. It just starts with one.
If you don’t know where to start, just start with one product. Look up the ingredients on the EWG website and ditch it if it’s bad. Replace it with something better.
Want someone to help you along the way? I got you ✌🏽.
If you’ve already started ditching toxic stuff, what was your first thing? Mine was our kids’ “natural” body wash and lotion. Totally greenwashed products I trusted until I really started looking. What was yours? Where do you wish you could start?
#toxinfree #toxinfreeliving #toxinfreelifestyle #chemicalfreeliving #chemicalfreehome #plantbasedpower #plantbasedlifestyle #plantbasedliving