Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Gone Organic....I think

About a month ago I was reading a friend's blog and she was talking about organic produce. She joined a buying club (Annie's Organic) and distributes discounted organic produce locally! It sounded good - no sign up fees & no commitment. The pics looked good. So, the TLH Huffs are giving it a shot. Leonard & I are always talking about eating healthier and we do keep fresh fruits and veggies around for the girls.

Today we picked up our first half share of organic produce. It included strawberries, bananas, red seedless grapes, oranges, flavor granade pluots (plum & apricot mixed), jumbo yellow onions, zucchini, tomatoes, baby spinach, broccoli, curly kale, & hass avocados. We're starting off with the half share bi-weekly for now. But the girls have already devoured a good portion of the fruit and Leonard is cooking up most of the veggies tonight in a quiche. So, we will probably be ordering another half share for next week or upgrading to a full share.

We have even turned this into a homeschool assignment for Hannah. She asked why we were buying our food from somebody's house instead of the grocery store. I explained to her that these fruits & veggies were special because they are organic. "What does that mean?" So, Banana will be doing some research and writing an essay on what organic means and why it's beneficial for good health.

Do you buy organic produce? If so, where?

Monday, September 5, 2011

Labor Day & Birth Stories......

Today and all week local doula and blogger, Mother Rising, is asking Mammas to share our birth stories with each other "for our greater good." Of course, I couldn't pass up yet another opportunity to share Maggie's beautiful birth again! You can also read here why this L&D nurse chose a homebirth after two hospital births.

I have always said that reading other women's stories kept me inspired & encouraged during my pregnancy. Yet, my hope is that my daughters will read these same/similar stories one day and not be afraid of birth. So, to answer one of Lindsey's questions....What is my favorite moment? My favorite moment was when it was just me, Hannah, & Sarah (my daughters) alone in my bedroom awaiting our birthing dream team to arrive. They were the BEST doulas ever! And I remember thinking "this is how it's suppose to be."