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Sunday, September 13, 2009

Chic Mommy USA is moving to its OWN DOMAIN!

Hello friends!

I want to thank you for your support and your encouragement throughout these months.

It is with great happiness that I want to invite you to VISIT ME IN MY NEW HOME! Yes! I got my domain, and the baby has found a new residence!

PLEASE CONTINUE TO VISIT ME AT WWW.CHICMOMMYUSA.COM Register again to receive info on all the new fun stuff that will be coming up as well as in the Follow this Blog "again" hahaha!

Thanks again and many blessings for your great friendships!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Which are the Safest Water Bottles for our Family?

Once again I am confronted with these questions: Is technology always for the best? Are their products for our benefit or just to make a few billion dollars out of us this year?
Do companies put as it risk with dangerous products on purpose or is it just inadvertently?

I don't have all the answers but I have decided to keep the "?" on everything I will buy from now on. Many times, not even the products sold at a Health Food Store are really that safe.

Like I always repeat to my readers and viewers:
"WE NEED TO TAKE CONTROL OF OUR LIFE AND OUR MAKE INFORMED DECISIONS". I know! I Know! where do we get the right information to make informed decisions????!!(&^ This my friend, is not an easy task, but we have to put our heart and commitment into it.

I have started my blogs with this purpose, sharing the information I found most appropriate at a certain point in my life. Believe me! My search and my walk on the information rally will not be stopping anytime soon.

One of the
BEST places for great information is "THE SOFT LANDING". Its owners are part of family committed to keep a close relation with their customers needs, and an even closer relation with its vendors. All products are carefully reviewed, not only at the beginning of their purchasing contracts, but regularly throughout their business relation. If they don't comply with the any of their product safety standards, they are out the door!

The Soft Landing, has been focused on assuring parents that the products purchased through them are BPA and PVC free. The best of it all is that they share all their research results through their blog. It has become my little big healthy bible!

Now another big thing right now is their BIGG BOTTLE SWAP! I already talked about it, but is SOOOOO WORTH IT! If you have a SIGG Water Bottle, you should be aware that SIGG Bottles are lined with BPA. It has not yet been proven to leach, but hey! how safe is that BPA thing in my family's water bottles either way??

The good news is that with the Bigg Bottle Swap, you can send your old Aluminum BPA lined SIGG Watter Bottles to The Soft Landing. They will be sending you a 30% coupon toward a Clean Fun and Safe Stainless Steel Water Bottle (from any of the participating vendors). The Soft Landing will even recycle your old SIGG bottle for you.

If you don't have a SIGG Bottle, but you have an Aluminum water bottle, there is also a 20% coupon that could work in your favor.

Check The Soft Landing site as well as the BIGG Bottle Swap. The information is well worth to read, use and share!

Don't forget to mention ChicMommyUSA. Who knows! you may get a surprise!

Many blessings,


Friday, September 4, 2009

Chic Mommy USA and The Soft Landing at momtv.com

For my show Tonight and in honor of my Guest my son made his first commercial!

I had lots of fun taping it and watching it but of course I'm his mommy!

I hope to see you all tonight at 10PM EST to meet Alicia from "The Soft Landing" We will be talking all about TOXIN FREE plastics, and BPA free food and water utensils.

Share it with your friends and of course! MANY MANY BLESSINGS

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

SIGG Bottles and BPA

WOW!! I simply did not know!!!!

We have been talking for a while on the importance of avoiding BPA products and it just so happen that one of the things we thought were a good substitute for regular plastic water bottles is also leaching BPA into our water.

When I was shopping around for Water Bottles for my family I saw many options, some of them Aluminum some of them Stainless Steel. The prices will vary but they were not cheap at all. Don't get me wrong! The investment is worth it in the long run. I have not bought plastic water bottles in a while and I can see the difference in my recycling bin and in my wallet!

Anyway! Point is: Sigg Aluminum bottles have BPA. I am sure, this was not their intention, but they are! Besides, Aluminum toxicity "has been linked to alzheimer's disease, kidney and liver problems, memory loss and osteoporosis."

The GOOD NEWS! My favorite BPA FREE Products Company: The Soft Landing has started a fantastic campaign to help you reduce your losses on getting a SIGG bottle for your family. The Soft Landing is sponsoring THE BIGG BOTTLE SWAP.

Yes, it is as you read it, but here are the details in how the BIGG BOTTLE SWAP works:

Here's the deal:

  • You return your BPA-lined SIGG bottle(s) to us at The Soft Landing
  • Once we get your bottle(s), they'll send you a unique discount code for 30% off the purchase of a new stainless steel bottle from participating manufacturers
  • Order your new bottle(s) at www.thesoftlanding.com from one of seven great brands - all clean, non-leaching and BPA-free
  • The Soft Landing will take care of recycling all unwanted SIGG bottles returned to us
  • Offer open to customers worldwide
There is also a special discount for SIGGless Folks
  • Complete the form provided at The Soft Landing and let us know in the comments section that you will not be returning a SIGG bottle
  • They'll send you a unique discount code for 20% off the purchase of a new stainless steel bottle from participating manufacturers
  • Order your new bottle(s) at www.thesoftlanding.com from one of seven great brands - all clean, non-leaching and BPA-fre.

I hope this information is useful and that you can obtain a well deserved discount in substituting BPA leaching products for your health and your family's well being.

Please mention you got this info from CHIC MOMMY, who knows! may be you will get a SURPRISE!

Many blessings and happy healing thoughts to everyone!


Sunday, August 30, 2009

Dr. Ted Herrmann, DMD Holistic Dentist in MOMTV

This past Friday we had a wonderful hour at MOMTV with Dr. Ted Herrmann, D.M.D. He is a super fun Holistic Dentist from the Miami area whom I have had the pleasure to meet.

After starting looking for holistic practitioners in our area, I came across his Practice. Let me tell you! He is my kind of Doc! As I had mentioned before, what I loved the most was his approach to my health as a WHOLE and not just as Mouth full of teeth = $$$. Since I stepped into his office I felt at peace, received by happy friendly staff, and guided by the hand (almost literally) through the process of my exam and treatment. I have learned more about my dental care in 3 weeks that what I had in 35 years!

I invite you to watch at least part of his talk on my show Holistic Living at MOMTV. He shared so much information that it is worth every minute!

If you are looking for his info, you can see his website: www.assureasmile.com

If you are not in Miami and are looking for a reliable referral to a Holistic Dentist please referred to the Holistic Dental Association, they have a Member Search that will help identify the closest Dentist to you.

Great Health to Everyone and many Blessings,


Saturday, August 29, 2009


I am simply dying to get to the upcoming conference TYPE A MOM . Of course family circumstances, finances and some other situations have been in the way to get the best prices to make it in. I am still working things around...getting dizzy though!

When I saw this contest I decided to give a shot! I don't even know if it is still taking applications, but anyway! Here is the 10 reasons why I AM A TYPE A MOMMY! I really want to make it there! Can you give me push!? I will talk great things about you and even broadcast them in my Holistic Living Show at MOMTV! LOL You know I will!

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Friday, August 28, 2009

Andi Silverman "Mama Knows Breast" - Interview

Last night I had the privilege to interview a great Mommy, Professional and Writer. Her name is Andi Silverman.

She is the author of the new book "Mama Knows Breast"! If you have not read it yet, you should run and get your copy!

This is a wonderful guide to Breastfeeding. It explains how to embark in the breastfeeding journey from the perspective a mom. A view from the trenches! It is easy to read, it will make you laugh and most importantly it will give the information you need to overcome your fears, solve the issues and enjoy every moment.

I am attaching Andi's interview at my show, Holistic Living for Today's Moms.

We had a lot of fun! I hope it helps you find the answers you are looking for!

This was a show sponsored by:

"Mama Knows Breast"
Erbaorganics Organic Skin Care Products for Mom and Babies!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Autism Undone!

Last night I had the great honor of having a good friend as a Guest Speaker on my Show at MomTv. Her name is Gina Laverde and her story and life journey are a great example of determination and conviction.

After her son, started showing symptoms of Autism and was later on diagnosed with this illness, all of her efforts were directed into CURING her son's AUTISM.

She researched day and night until she found a solution that little by little brought her son back to her. She could see into his eyes again, she was able to enjoy his hugs and smiles one more time. He started to be himself and feel happier and more calm each day.

The changes were not immediate, it certainly took time, but the results to this day are incredible!

Last night she shared with us part of this journey and some of the dietary tools she has been utilizing to fight Autism over the past three years.

Every child is different, and the reasons that have induced Autism in their life may be different, but one there is one thing in common, "A toxic overload" hindering their bodies abilities to fight what is making them ill" . There are treatments for Autism, but we as parents need to observe and understand how are children react to their foods and their environment. We need to research, ask and try different options until we find what works for them.

Gina, did all of the above and found what worked best for her son. Today, Dougy is a happy boy, that engages in conversations, loves hugs and kisses and knows that his carrots need some Dip! I have seen him, I have talk to him and the joy and love they share is an example worth to follow.

The best part of this, is that the same principles can be applied to kids suffering from allergies, asthma and digestion problems.

I invite you take some time to watch the Replay of her show, take notes and refer to her website for more information and for any additional advise.


Monday, August 17, 2009

How to Treat an Earache the Natural Way

With the flu and cold season many aches and pains affect our family's health and lately I have been hearing of Ear Infections left and right.

The last time I had to treat an ear infection was almost 5 years, with my eldest. Of course, the only route known to me at that point was to treat it with antibiotics. At that point the infections I thought was already pretty bad.

With more experience, more research and little bit of more curiosity, I started seeing a Holistic Pediatric M.D., Dr. Rydland and along the way I have learned tons of great things to minimize the use of antibiotics.

What do I do know? Here it is:

I use:

1. Regular Rubbing Alcohol

2. Colloidal Silver, either Argentyn 23 or Sovereign Silver (these are the best brands recommended by Dr. Rydland) and don't worry you won't turn gray or blue! and,

3. Kids Wellness: Ear Drops Formula

How do I use it:

At the first sign of an earache I put one drop of alcohol in each of their ears just to evaporate any left over water that may be in it.

Then, I put 3 drops of Colloidal Silver, and I let them rest for at least 10 minutes laying down on the opposite side. Then I repeat it in the other ear (just in case).

Lastly, I will put the recommended dose of Dr. Rydland's Ear Drop Formula, cover it up with a little bit of cotton and let them rest for as long as I can keep them still.

So far, 3 out 4 times, the pain stops within a very short time and infection does not progress. Their little bodies fight it, and they are able to build immunities and heal properly.

Of course, close monitoring of symptoms and fever is a MUST. Please, do consult your Doctor if symptoms do not improve and remember! This is only my personal experience and the things that have worked for my family.

I hope you find it helpful and worth to share with other!

Be Holistic! Be Happier! Be Healthier!


Ps. If you go to Dr. Rydland's website, please mention that you got to know about him through CHIC MOMMY! I will appreciate it!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

The Wonders of a Holistic Dentist

I am very honored to bring to you the most current information within the Holistic and Alternative Health Care.

Today I want to introduce you to a different way of practicing Dentistry, not only as a "Tooth Doctor" but as "Whole Person Physician".

I hope you enjoy it


Tuesday, August 4, 2009

"The Classy Closet Swap"


I have to tell you! I found this great community of moms and bloggers at Jen Hinton's website, "The Classy Closet" and it has been an incredibly fun adventure. I have not only found great information but also beautiful friendships.

Jen had another fun idea and this was of pairing some us to do a blog swap. I loved the idea! It is like going to have coffee and cookies to a friend's home and be received with hugs and laughs.

The guest in my home this month is Lauren from "Hyperactive LU". When I visited her blog for the first time, I knew the reason why our paths crossed! She blogs, she sews and she wears her babies! Cool!!

Now, I want to invite all of you to come and have some coffee and cookies with us. We want to share Lu's guest post at Chic Mommy USA's home and also continue sharing some of our experiences in motherhood and life.

Fell Head Over Hills.... In More Ways Than One
By Lauren from "Hyperactive Lu".

I fell head over heels in love in December 2007. Not only did we welcome our newest member to the family, Little Peanut, but also, I was oficially a baby wearing mama. Baby wearing was something so foreign and exciting to me. To be able to wear your baby- comfortably- and still have hands free! What an idea! I couldn't wait to try it out!

I had tried a "normal" baby carrier with my oldest son, Bubbie, but we could never get it to "fit" just right on my body. Hubbie tried it once while we were out of town and that was hilarious- those carriers are NOT made for a larger framed man! We eventually gave up trying.

Around the time I found out that I was expecting Peanut, I found Stephanie's blog over at Adventures in Babywearing and I was intrigued! I couldn't wait to do the same thing with my new baby. I researched different types of slings. I wrote Stephanie MANY emails. My sister in law, Jana, and I chatted about what type of slings we liked the look of and wished we could get our hands on some of these slings and test them out before buying them.

I was so desperate for information on this "new idea". I eventually figured out that babywearing was NOT new.... I guess I had just lived in a bubble and never seen it. It is stil very rare around our town, but becoming more and more popular.

So, from Stephanie's suggestions, I got a ring sling. I purchased a "mom made" ring sling off of Ebay and then also bought a Hotsling. Unfortunately, the Hotsling wasn't made for me. I tried and tried. I think I purchased the wrong size. I could never get Peanut in without feeling like I was suffocating him. I tried the same cradle hold in the ring sling with no success. I wrote Stephanie and asked her about other types of holds. She told me that perhaps a chest to chest hold in the ring sling would work better. We tried that and SUCCESS! Peanut loved it. I loved it. It was a beautiful bonding time. I could lean down and kiss that soft, furry head of Peanuts and still have 2 hands to help and play with Bubbie or cook!

Once we mastered the ring sling, we saw the Sleepy Wrap on a review blog. I quickly purchased it and were thrilled when it arrived. The Sleepy Wrap is very similar to the Moby Wrap. I actually don't know if anything is different about the two. The Sleepy Wrap is made out of a stretchy cotton and wraps around your body to hold your child. It is absolutely a fabulous idea and works wonders. Every time I put Peanut in it, he was absolutely the happiest and most content child. I wore that thing EVERYWHERE! I would sling Peanut in it for longer grocery trips and put Bubbie in the front of the grocery buggy. I had one child tied to me and two free hands to help the other. Even Hubbie could join in the babywearing fun with the Sleepy Wrap. It is so long that I think one-size fits all or at least the majority. Hubbie wore Peanut a lot when we went on family outings. The sleepy wrap quickly replaced my ring sling and became the sling of choice in our family.

Then, when I had thought I had seen all there was to see about slings, I won a fabulous contest and the prize was a sling! A brand new ring sling from Nonny and Boo (who have now closed down). I never knew that ring slings were so fabulous. I was able to wear Peanut in it for a few short months before I found out that I was expecting Baby Bean and no longer felt like carrying another child. The ring sling from Nonny and Boo has been a wonderful addition to my sling collection. I love the thickness of the fabric. I love that I don't have to adjust it constantly, like my other ring sling. I holds Peanut's weight- 25lbs or heavier.

So, there you have it, my baby wearing experience! I have loved the bonding that comes from baby wearing. I love the ease and convienence. I love that it isn't difficult to do. I cannot wait until I can start babywearing again with my newest son, Baby Bean, due in September.

For more about Hyperactive Lu, visit me here.

Thanks for reading!


I want thank Lauren for sharing with us her experiences! I would also love to invite you to try Baby Wearing, and ask us some questions about different baby sling options. Please don't forget that Chic Mommy also has Ring Slings and Pouch Slings for sale. Visit my etsy shop for some ideas. I custom made most of my orders to make sure every mom or dad has a match made in heaven to carry their baby.

Don't forget to stop by Jen's Classy Closet" either to sign up for our future blog swaps or just to share some fun times.

Many Blessings,


Saturday, August 1, 2009

Chic Mommy USA is MOVING

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Best Ways to Find your Local Farmer's Markets and Organic Food Coops

We have been discussing in a few forums and shows at Momtv about the need of healthier ways to feed our families. Unfortunately, in the United States there has been a lack of self interest in knowing the quality of our foods. We have been accepting what the mass media has chosen as the best foods and we have ended up as one of the sickest Countries in the world! Can you believe this?

Thank Goodness! A new trend of Healthy Living has arise and more and more people are turning away from fast foods and industrially processed foods.

But then, we are faced with another challenge! It can be pretty costly to eat healthy. The price of all natural products, or organic products at the local Health Food Stores can raise your weekly expenses dramatically. So, how do we do it? Most of us are in an a tight budget and eating healthy can brake us for good. Do we settle for cheap unhealthy food?, or do we manage to find healthy organic foods at reasonable prices?

I have been thinking about bringing you every week tips and tricks to find the best Natural and Organic Products.

This week I want to bring some fun and easy links to get access to your local Farmer's Markets as well as as Organic Food Coops.

I love technology! And it looks that our farmers are getting in with the times too. This were my favorite links to find your local Farmers Markets by County (If you have the option of the County, go with it, you may find information on close areas that you did not have in mind).

FARMERS MARKET DOT COM This a fun website! They have been compiling a lot of information by State. Just click on your State and then scroll down until you find the closest one to you. At the end of each page you will see a link "MORE" click on it and it will take to more and more pages.


LOCAL HARVEST. This website has tons of information and it even has the option for you to purchase organic and natural products directly from it. Prices are still a little high but it also gives you the option to search for your local producers and farmers by State, City or Zip Code. Once you have the search options, you can see a little bit of information per organization and how to contact them. Some of them, even offer delivery options. Being closer to you, costs will be reduced.


USDA also offers a link to find your local Farmers Markets. Here I would recommend to do the search by County. Once again, it helps to extend your search to close by places you had not even thought of.


Now, I mentioned a great resource local Organic Foods Coops. I have personally save about half of what I used to spend on my organic produce through a local coop. It entitles to take home whatever comes in your "coop share", but so far it has been a happy healthy option for my family. I have been splitting my share in 3 portions, among my Sister in law, my mother in law and myself, and we have all plenty of great produce for a whole week.

I found a few links that will help find coops near your home.



Researching for coops, I found that Facebook has fantastic information and links to the actual coops! Don't you love technology. Sign up or Sign in on Facebook and just search Food Coops or Organic Food Coops and you will find a fun list of options. Hopefully one of the close to you.

Lastly, get involved with your community friends, they might know of important resources that you ignored, or may be you can start contacting near by Farmers that would deliver their products to a few families in your area for a delivery fee.

Once again, it just takes to take one step each day to offer our family a healthier life style! Try it! It is worth it!

A Mom's Natural Approach to Family's Health

Friday, July 17, 2009

How Did I Survive The Flu without Tylenol

As many of you know, I had some health issues at home last week. What I week I should say!

I have three kids under the age of 5 and I am by myself most of the time. Last week the Flu Bug got us, well, at least it got the three kiddos. What a nightmare! First it was my three year old daughter, then my five year old son and lastly my 6 month old baby daughter. Fever, stuffy or runny noses, body aches, non-stop coughing and "mommy mommy mommy" to last for an eternity.

Traditionally, many parents face moments like this and unfortunately, due to the times we live in, we need fast solutions to get everyone back to "some" health. So, the easiest way out of the flu virus is to run to the drug store and get either Tylenol, Motrin and all sort of cough syrups. I call this the "Easy Button" and we have all been guilty of using it at one point or another.

After beginning my journey on Alternative Medicine, new options started to pup up in front of me. I was surprised to realize that these Holistic Health options really worked! How is it that the mass media had not been promoting it this fantastic Natural Cures for the Flu? (Well I guess it does not behoove the pharmaceutical industry right?)

After my struggle with the flu I realized that I need to share what I know in order to help other parents find these amazing Natural Remedies for the flu season. Hey, they gotta work, my kids are up and running, no major asthma attacks, coughing did not develop into bronchitis, and most importantly I DID NOT GET SICK! Can you believe it! Well, I can! I have done it over and over and it works every time.

What is the secret? Old fashion home remedies, Homeopathy, Natural Herbal Remedies, fresh organic juices and rest.

Crazy? No, I don't think I am. Everything that I mentioned above works, it just takes some time, and as parents we are entitled to ask our kids care givers to offer the time they need to heal in moments like this (by this I mean nannies, day cares and even grandparents!)

I know, you are probably wondering what on earth I am using, and I can tell you that I am using a lots of things.

First of all I use two of my favorite Immune System Boosters: Colloidal Silver and Family Immune Formula. (Don't worry you are not going to turn blue like the Oprah Blue Guy! This was an extreme case of homemade colloidal silver improperly used). As soon as I see the kids with the first symptoms, I started them on an intensive treatment, appropriate amount per age and weight, 3 times a day of each of the above.

In addition, I continue their daily regimen of DHA supplements,and multivitamins but try to increase their Vitamin C intake, as well as their Vitamin D (obtained through sun light exposure).

Ha! wait a little more to do. Homeopathic treatments are simply fantastic. I usually give them oscillococcinum. You can find the pediatric and adult formulas easily either over the internet or at your local Health Food Store.

And with all this and that, my mom's home made chicken soup and warm fresh lemonade. Some way some how Natural Holistic Remedies work to help your family get over a flu. We just need to let the body build its own defenses and fight for good. This over the counter pain killers and cough medications, only stop the symptoms but the real thing is still lingering in your family's bodies waiting to get you back through another venue.

In my case! this is I what always do: Start Colloidal Silver 3 times a day, Airborne every four hours. I also continue my Fish Oil, B Complex and most importantly Immunity Formula I from Shaklee. All I felt was some sneezing and scratchy throat but they soon faded away.

I have to be honest, it was not easy, I had to be right on schedule with everything, and there as a fair share of crying and fever, but the effort is well worth it. Right now, they are happy, healthy and rambunctious. I have not had to run to the hospital for excessively high fevers or bad asthma episodes and I am super happy with the results.

I know everyone's journey is different, but I certainly hope that my experience will help you at least to make a an easier and informed decision, find some alternatives and achieve Health Naturally.

And please don't forget to share your stories leaving a comment for other ones to read!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Health Naturally!

What an amazing night we had yesterday!!

As I had shared with you before, Dr.Eric Rydland, M.D., is a Holistic Pediatrician with an incredible knowledge, a kind heart and a passion to help parents in achieving maximum health for their children.

He is a very busy physician with a Practice in the State of Virginia as well as in Florida. He has also developed an Amazing brand, Kids Wellness, Natural Remedies to help us stay Healthy and Keep Healthy Naturally. I use his products for my family and the improvements have been incredible! Thanks Doc. your work and efforts have changed my family's life!

Last night, he took more than an hour of his time, to share in my Live Stream TV Show at MomTV and what a night it was. On my part, a little overwhelming with my share of technical problems, but on his side perfect! We were able to record 90% of his lecture! Hurray!! God is good all the time!!

I want to invite you to take some time to watch his lecture. It is filled with wisdom and years of study and experience. It is usually not this easy to pick the brain of Physician like him.

I want to mention his website: www.kidswellness.com It has information on many holistic health topics and how to address the most common children illnesses the natural way. It also has his shop there, all of his family natural remedies can be purchased there as well as many other natural health brands products he endorses in his practice.

If you would like to contact Dr. Eric Rydland, M.D. you may do so at DrRydland@kidswellness.com

Thank you for the support you are giving my show, Holistic Living for Today's Moms, and for reading and sharing what I have to bring for your personal knowledge and growth.



Wednesday, July 8, 2009


Lately I have been talking about the danger of hidden household toxins. It is amazing the amount of things that we pollute ourselves with without even knowing!

We are usually overly concern for the things that may affect us outside our doors and have been working on minimizing their effects in our family's live. But how about what is actually hidden inside the home?

This is fantastic tool to evaluate your household and may be later, try to find some fun and easy solutions.


Friday, July 3, 2009

Green Cleaning and Household Toxins

Shaklee, Green Cleaning Products, Toxin Free Cleaning

This is the list of important links to get started on our TOXIN FREE HOME CAMPAIGN!


Umbilical cord/chemicals

Laboratory tests of the umbilical cord blood of 10 newborns found that the samples contained an average of 200 chemicals that can cause cancer, brain damage, birth defects and other health ailments, according to the study sponsored by the Environmental Working Group.







Green Household Cleaning Options:









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My Favorite Kids Multivitamin

If you have been looking for a Kid's Multivitamin that they WILL ACTUALLY EAT, and that would actually help them...I think you will like this.

My kids have spit up almost every other option I have given them, and when they didn't is because the multivitamins had High Fructose Corn Syrup.

In my search I have gone back and forth between brands, but now I am super excited to find out that Shaklee, has improved their Kids formula. Now, it is "Tooth Friendly and Taste Bud Friendly." It is also Gluten and Lactose Free.

The best part of all is that kids WILL EAT IT! Ha! When my kids ask me for Candy I will give them a ShakleeKids 'INCREDIVITES", so far they haven't complain and THEY DO KNOW THE REAL Candy!

Check out this video and give them a try!

Monday, June 29, 2009

Arts & Crafts: Hand Dyed Play Silks

My son attends a wonderful Waldorf Oriented School, in South West Miami that is simply a Little Heaven on Earth. They have so much fun learning while "playing among beautiful things". One of those beautiful things are Play Silks in different sizes and colors. It is so amazing to see how their imagination simply explodes in fabulous games, from pirates to princesses, from Kings to farmers. An infinite amount of possibilities.

Trying to find cool things to do this summer, we decided to get some blank silks from Dharma Trading Co. Got some supplies and started a new branch of our learning and our family business.

If you are crafty and want to give it a try, follow this How Make Play Silks  Tutorial

You will need the following:

1. Blank Silks in desired size. Usually 35"x 35", or 21"x 21". The larger ones can be used as canopies.
2. Different flavor Kool Aid, or food coloring (I prefer food coloring).
3. White Vinager (especially if you used food coloring. This would be the acid that helps the color set in.
4. Big deep pots and/or a disposable aluminum baking tray. If you want to do a rainbow silk, 3 or 4 glass or plastic jars would help.
5. Hot water. Here is where Parents' supervision is crucial.
6. Disposable gloves.

You can either watch this video to get the steps and some idea of the process or, if you prefer to see step by step picture instructions, this momma has it down to a T, www.raisingolives.com

Hope you enjoy it, have fun and get creative having fun with your kids.

PS. If you are not in the crafty clan, I made some play silks to sell at my CHIC MOMMY USA ETSY SHOP They are made at home filled with love and tons of laughs.

Hope at the end of the Tunnel! Our battle against the Autism Pandemic has to start at home!

When I see the staggering and heart braking statistics of children suffering from Autism or Neurological disorders in this Country, I get so upset that I wish I could tower over the world and make it stop! But I am only a mom and I am certain that all my battles start at home, and this is what I am doing today!

According to the latest estimates, 1 in 67 children has Autism, 1 in 6 children suffers a developmental disorder, and 1 in 38 boys has Autism. Isn’t this the REAL PANDEMIC?????

It makes me laugh so hard when I see the “Swine Flu Pandemic” news! Are they being serious? The last one I heard was: “1 Million Cases Worldwide of Swine Flu! Beware! Vaccinate your family and be prepared!!!” Ha ha ha! Excuse me! But the World’s Population is over 6 Billion and growing! Isn’t 1 million like a 1% ???

Ok, let’s pause on this. Do you know that the CDC has estimated that each year in the United States 36,000 people will die of complications from the Regular Flu? So far this year, there has been only 87 deaths reported on the Swine Flu Issue. Don’t get me wrong! Every death is a loss and bigger or smaller numbers do not diminish their importance. What is wrong, and what I am criticizing is the approach of Authorities on our health issues. They are giving almost no importance to the outrageous numbers of children suffering from Autism and Development Disorders. It is not normal to suffer from this! It is not part of nature and we don’t just have to comply with the system and fold in without a word being said.

Moms! Dads! It is time to fight for our children’s future! It is time for us to take control of lives and their health. Health Care officials in United States are not helping us to stop the madness. They are just making us jump through the hoops of medical bureaucracy to assure that our children will have a long life of medical bills covered! This is not fair, this is not right and we have to say something!

For now, once again, our battles begin at home. We have kids to care for the best way we can. The road ahead has many possibilities, but we have to search proactively for them and choose the ones the better suit our family’s case. Here, is where I want to introduce you to a fantastic Mom that did not fold in after her son’s Autism diagnose. She started her own crusade to improve her son’s quality of life and so far, she has reached fantastic results! Changes do not come easy, but sometimes we have to do what we have to do for those we love. Her name is Gina Laverde and through her experience she has develop a new vision in life, a new approach to this illness, and great tools to aid others in their own journey.

If you want to know more about her, I invite you to meet with Gina, this Friday July 3rd, 2009 at 10:00 PM Eastern on my show, Holistic Living for Today’s Moms. This is an open Live Stream Show from Momtv.com that allows mothers to share, learn and discuss topics otherwise reserved to the privacy of our homes.

Share the news, spread the voice, begin your battle! I hope to see you on Friday.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

"Mama Knows Breast. A Beginners Guide to Breastfeeding". Book Review

I wanted to introduce you to this wonderful book! I simply loved it. It is fun, simple and easy to read, process and put into practice.

So, breastfeeding mamas, put down the Encyclopedias (at least for now) and read Mamas Knows Breast by Andi Silverman.

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Saturday, June 27, 2009

Have you missed any of my shows at MomTV? Here they are!

In an effort to continue educating our community on the topic of alternative medicine and vaccinations, I am posting below all the shows we have been sharing at MomTV.

In addition I am posting the vaccination information links that we have been talking about for your own research:

National Vaccine Information Center

Informed Consent- Your Right Your Choice

Vaccine Information Center- Dr. Sherri Tenpenny, DO

Generation Rescue. A User Friendly Vaccine Schedule by Dr. Donald Miller, M.D.

Ask Doctor Sears- The Vaccine Book

Feel free to leave comments and/or questions. I will be more than happy to try to find an answer.

Please understand that all the information provided has been taken from reputable sources available to everyone over the internet and most importantly that ALL OF THIS CONTENT IS SHARED WITH THE SOLE PURPOSE OF EDUCATION AND SHOULD NOT BE CONSTRUED AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR MEDICAL ADVISE.

Friday, June 19 2009. Vaccines. Are they safe?

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Friday, June 26 2009. Alternative Vaccine Schedule and our Right to Choose? Part I

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Friday, June 26, 2009

Great News!! My favorite Holistic MD will be IN THE HOUSE!!!

"Nothing in life happens by accident!" I have heard this phrase a few times this week and this time has really struck me.

God has an amazing way of taking care of us. His Love and Mercy come in many shapes, colors and forms. Sometimes, is $20 we find in the dryer, or that friend that gives us a call for no reason when we needed it the most. Many times, one person leads into another, and that person brings God's shine straight into your life.

I have mentioned before my struggles with my son's health. As a first time mom, I probably made tons of mistakes introducing him earlier than needed to highly allergenic foods. May be I stopped breastfeeding sooner than I should have(even though he was 18 months); or may be that massive amount of whole pasteurized homogenized cow's milk I gave him to compensate for the lack of my milk, simply was not the best decision ever. Whatever it was, I entered a very dark place, where I could not figure out why he would vomit everything he ate, why would he cough and cough until all my efforts in feeding him ended up splatter on the floor, or the car, or the street for no apparent reason, and to make things worse, he had also developed asthma! Gosh, he was only 2 years and some!!

This is the moment where one person simply brought the love of God by sharing some information, the name of a Holistic Doctor. Yay!! May be now, someone could tell me what is happening! Indeed! What a wonderful moment was when I went to my first appointment. We talked for over an hour about everything under the son. From the type of pregnancy I had, to the birth process, to what I ate, or took during and after the pregnancy, and everything my son had experience in his short life. Which ended up being more than I had thought!

This Holistic Doctor, has been one of God's biggest blessings in my life. With his dedication and his incredibly extensive knowledge, he has guided my efforts in assuring a happy healthy life for my son. We still have more to walk, but I am sure, that with the hand of our loving God, we will see my son grow into a Handsome Healthy and Loving Man.

Holistic M.D., Holistic Doctor, Virginia Holistic DoctorNow, the great news is.... Dr. Erick N. Rydland, M.D. my fabulous Holistic Doctor, has graciously accepted my invitation to participate as a Guest Speaker at my live stream show at MomTV!

Do you know that every time he gives a lecture, there is a waiting list to be able to attend? Do you know that he fills his schedule a month ahead of time? And, do you know this time, there will be no waiting list, no rushing in traffic, no waiting for cancellations, and no lecture fees. He is happily sharing his time and knowledge with us for a whole HOUR on Friday, July 10th, at 10:00 PM Eastern.

He is a fantastic professional, with amazing talents and above all respect and love toward his patients and most importantly toward God. You can read more about his career and services by visiting his website: www.kidswellness.com

Mark you calendars, set up your alarms and come and meet us at http://momtv.com/ChicMommy.html on Friday, July 10th, 2009, 10:00 PM Eastern. We will be openly chatting about Holistic Pediatric Medicine, Autism treatment, Children Illnesses, and Natural Health. Bring your questions and your experiences for a great hour!

We will have great surprises for the participants!

Many Blessings and hope to see you there!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

This is a Family's Real Story: Possible Effects of Vaccinations

I found this video thanks to the efforts of Erwin Alber (Bangkok, Thailand). He is the founder of the Vaccination Information Network (VINE) and has dedicated his life to bring awareness on the hidden effects of vaccinations. You can follow him directly on Facebook.

The video I am attaching is only one of many. But once again, this is not to bring fear or to simply create a wave in this immense ocean. I just want to open your eyes and ask you to please TAKE CONTROL of your children's vaccination schedule. You can ask to delay them, you can ask to spread them, you can ask to give the combo vaccines in separate doses. You can demand to be given the vaccination insert information before your appointment, and you have the right to choose the type or brand you consider to be safer.

Our children need us to speak for them!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Are Vaccinations Good or Bad for Us?

The truth behind the vaccinations safety is a very debated topic lately. As a mother or 3 children under the age of 5 this is certainly something I HAVE TO BE INFORMED OF! I cannot leave my children's life to be determined by the decision of a total stranger.

As a new mom I was faced with the fact of "Obligatory" vaccinations and when my first son was born, I would have not given it a second thought, I would have said, yeah of course! go ahead! Why was I going to question? I, have been vaccinated in triple doses for everything!! (Of course I had forgotten that my arm had almost gangrened twice after two of those combo vaccines). My husband, a Holistic Physician had already been lecturing me about the "safety issues" on vaccines and had tried to make me understand that it is not safe.

The day my son was born, the first thing in the morning for the new mommy to do wast the "authorization and waiver" to proceed with the Hepatitis B vaccination on a barely 6 lbs. baby. When they brought this authorization and waiver to me, there were no explanations, they did not show me the insert of the vaccination to know what it contained. They just told me, sign here so we can proceed; and I did sign it. Five minutes after there was a MAD MAN running through the aisles at the Hospital, screaming at the Nurse that had made me sign that form without truly explaining what it all entitled! He grabbed the authorization and torn it right in front of the staff. I was confused and did not know what to think.

Once I left the Hospital, I decided to learn as much as I could to be at peace with our decision of not vaccinating our children.

I was in shock!!!!!! What is it that they contain??? What is it that they really do??? Why do they get so sick after the vaccination?? Is it really safe? Am I gambling with my kids health and future?? OHHH NOOO!!!!! I will not do it until someone assures me that they are 100% safe and they will back it up with the life, malpractice insurance, life savings, and Medical License. So far, 5 years after, and many doctors after, NOT ONE PERSON has taken that responsibility! Not one has told me, DON'T worry it WON'T DO ANY HARM! WHY? I may ask!! BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT SURE!!!!!

This is such an immense topic, that we could continue talking and writing for a whole year without stopping. But today, I just want to RAISE AWARENESS!!!! If you have a child, and do not know what to do! Please get informed before you proceed. Don't leave it up to chance! There are proven cases that show how many of our kids are allergic to one or all of the components in these vaccines. That many if not all of the components are toxins that our bodies cannot resist!! That we need to Green our Vaccines and put our Children's life in a safer place. We will continue to bring summarized information to make it all easier to digest.

Please leave a comment to this post. If we don't voice what we have experience, how are we going to able to change our future or help someone else!

Twitt this, share it with your friends and family. Let's continue to learn, teach, and share experiences for a better and safer tomorrow.

For more information see the following websites:

Vaccine Injury Coalition (VIC)

Vaccination News

Generation Rescue (Jenny McCarthy)

Polio Vaccine (A look at the real statistics)

Ask Dr. Sears. The Vaccine Book

You can also join this causes and groups in Facebook:

Vaccine Information Network (VINE)

Green Our Vaccinations

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Monday, June 15, 2009

A Positive side of Eczema! Who would have known??!!

I have been sharing my Journey in trying to find the cure for my son’s asthma, and today I am so happy. I think we are closer than we have thought.

For a while now, we have tried to stay away from Albuterol and steroid medications and have pushed Alternative remedies to improve his health.

What I have learned through the years is the pharmaceuticals treatments are optimum in Acute episodes, emergencies only, and they are vital to control the diminishing effects of an asthma attach or a severe allergic reaction. They have certainly controlled the symptoms and have helped stabilize my son. Once, his body was able to breath and go back to somewhat normal life, we have gone back to our Alternative treatments, which have include diet changes, herbal treatments, mineral and vitamins supplements, and homeopathic remedies.

It has been a process of adaptation and learning to believe and be certain that our bodies are perfect machines. These machines know that they need to expelled toxins and harmful things in order to balance themselves out. Let’s give some examples, if we have food poisoning, we immediately throw up or get severe diarrhea. Our bodies desperately try to get rid off of what is harming us. If we have a virus, or an infection, we get high fevers trying to kill the environment that allows these to live and multiply.

During my last conference call with our Homeopathic Consultant, I mentioned that my son’s asthma seem to be improving. It has become more manageable through alternative treatments and that I had not had to recur to the Albuterol nor steroids to help him. One of the things that I mentioned is that he is now showing Eczema, and that I was “truly concerned” about this new condition. To my surprise, she giggled and mentioned that “Eczema is considered the asthma of the skin” and that when it appears, in our case, it is because my son’s body is getting rid off the asthma. It is evolving, creating, expelling, transforming. I understood this process as if it was a little caterpillar, that has to enclose himself in a horrible looking cocoon to them transform into a gorgeous butterfly. My son’s body is transforming for the better. We would have known!!

Under the care of the one dimensional perception of the traditional medicine, his eczema would have been a symptom that only needed to be stopped. They would have ordered topical ointments with steroids, cortisone, etc. The only result, two illnesses that would remain within his body, entrapped with no way out. He would probably live his life battling asthma and eczema by stopping all symptoms every time they surface over and over instead of finding a way to aid his body to find the path to expel them once and for all.

We are happy today, because we are winning another battle against a life with perpetual asthma and skin problems. Today, my son is one step closer to a Happy, Fuller, and Healthier Tomorrow!

We want to thank our Holistic Doctor and our Homeopathic Consultant for guiding us out of this confusing labyrinth.

Don’t loose any hope! Whatever your battle is, God will help you find your way.

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Sunday, June 14, 2009

Amazing Video of the Week

God has grant me the blessing of knowing a bundle of people that are talented, knowledgeable and extremely dedicated to teach others the wonders of our Human Nature as well as the extraordinary and almost incomprehensible abilities of our bodies to overcome obstacles.

The problem of the 21st Century’s culture is that WE DON’T TRUST our INNATE abilities to be happy, to be healthy, and even to be positive. We just have to believe in it, and let our Godly Nature blossom under HIS protection so we can be what we were meant to be, without labels and without limitations.

Dr. Stacey Green, D.C. is a really good friend of my Sister in Law, Tressy Harris-Guadagno, who happens to be a wonderful Holistic Pediatric Occupational Therapist. They just forward me this gorgeous video that shows GOD AT WORK! It does not matter what “illness” or developmental problem our kids have been diagnosed with. It only matters that GOD lives within us and that his love and mercy go above and beyond our understanding.

Here is a little info on a special man, whose video we will be seeing shortly:

"Stephen Wiltshire is an artist who draws and paints detailed cityscapes. He has a particular talent for drawing lifelike, accurate representations of cities, sometimes after having only observed them briefly. He was awarded an MBE for services to the art world in 2006. He studied Fine Art at City & Guilds Art College. His work is popular all over the world, and is held in a number of important collections.
Stephen was born in London to West Indian parents on 24th April, 1974. As a child, he was mute and did not relate to other human beings. Aged three, he was diagnosed as autistic. He had no language and lived entirely in his own world."

I hope you enjoy this video we just “Stumbled Upon” share it with others and continue to believe that our children can achieve all they were meant to be if we believe and help them get there. Many blessings to all of you!

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Friday, June 12, 2009

Chiropractic & Children. Active Kids need ProActive Care

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Thursday, June 11, 2009

Traditional Medicine vs. Alternative Medicine: What do I choose? When do I choose? Why do I choose? MY JOURNEY. Part 1

Many of us have come to a point in life where we are faced with all these questions. Finding the appropriate answer for our personal situation is one of the greatest challenges. Why is it a challenge? Some may ask; well, let me just tell you the beginning: the amount of information that is available to support either stream is overwhelmingly abundant.

At that precise moment, when we are perusing through pages and pages of debates and controversies, is when we have to take a moment and see what is it that we are looking for? Are we looking for a quick fix that will keep me running until it hurts or bothers again? Are we looking for a simple patch that will allow me to think I am better? Or, are we looking for something that is going to heal me from the inside out or at least, truly minimize the devastating effects of the illness deteriorating our health?

In my case, for many years I lived like a little ant marching behind the other ones, with the load of my aches and pains up in my back. Without asking or questioning, simply opening my mouth and swallowing whatever it was they put there. For many years, I didn’t even know what it was, I just knew it hurt and it hurt all the time. I felt lazy, tired, exhausted, and I always had a bottle of acetaminophen to either help my headache or relieve for a few hours that leg pain that never went away.

Until that day! That Aw Moment! Destiny put in the path of a Chiropractic Physician. A person that took the time to explain to me that my body is the most perfect machine ever created! That my body has the ability to heal itself and it only needs some help.

The change started immediately. After learning what I was truly experiencing, a severe case of double scoliosis, I understood that “There is no pill, lotion, or potion that will ever put my bones back in place. No pill, lotion or potion could ever free my severely pinched nerves so I could live with no pain. I learned that I need to care for my body as much as dedicate to care for my car (car washes, weekly gas, oil changes, filter changes, etc.). And since then, Chiropractic has been a pivotal point in my health and the health of those around me.

My kids have all been adjusted almost immediately after their birth and have continued to get their adjustments in regular basis. I hope that none of them had to live with the pain and discomfort created by spinal disease, and to this day, I am proud to say, that the understand and feel the difference it makes in their life.

I hope that in your quest you can find the answers that will offer a healthier tomorrow.

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Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Secrets OUT into the SKY!

Somewhere out there, there is a woman that quietly takes care of her children while processing in silence her thoughts. Somewhere out there, there is a strong woman that does not let curved balls affect her path. Somewhere out there, there is a brave soul that endures sadness without anyone seeing a tear… Have you ever met one of them? I have, but they seem to be part of another time and another world…Why can’t I be one of them?

In days like today, I simply cannot breathe easily, walk calmly, or for that matter enjoy my blessings without feeling a burning whole eating me from the inside out. I want to scream what I have been dragging inside, I want to say STOP! And like a little child simply cry and cry until there are no more tears, to then receive that loving hug of a mother and the reassurance that everything will be all right.

I had decided to be a wife and a mother until death do us apart, but my family has been touched by an agonizing and deteriorating situation that has robbed us from that.

Thanks to my loving God I have three beautiful, healthy and active children, but I have lost the husband I vowed to love, not to death, but nonetheless lost him to something stronger than I.

How do I explain to my children that Dad still loves them? It is hard when they wait and wait and he doesn’t come back. How do I fill the gap left by his absence? I am just one person already weary and tired. How do I keep up without feeling the world collapsing at my feet? How do I gather energies to love and care for them appropriately when I feel I am running in low?

I wish I could control my pain, turn it off and put it away as I do with loud electronics. I wish my kids did not have to see the sadness in my eyes or the emotional exhaustion that sometimes eats my soul.

Today, I am just feeling my feelings and voicing them the best way I can. Through my silent words loudly up into the sky. I have to speak up without shame or remorse. I have to LET GO AND LET GOD control my future and fill my heart with his love. I know He will carry me through this in spite of my doubts and I must believe He will overflow my children’s heart with the joy only He can give. For now, I will slow down and quiet my soul to gather strengths from the right source and continue to be the mother my kids need me to be.

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