Thursday, April 19, 2012

My First Book Review

Today was probably one of the best days this week.

Whole Foods opened here and I went there for my lunch hour (wish I had a couple of hours to browse).

I power shopped my way through the store managing to pick up lunch from the hot bar and a nice cold kombucha.

All so that I could have plenty of fuel to tell you about the latest book I read:

The Organic Nanny's Guide to Raising Healthy Kids: How to Create a Natural Diet and Lifestyle for Your Child  by Barbara Rodriquez

I am already on the eat organic food/lessen your consumption of meat/no processed food bandwagon.

So when reading Barbara's book I didn't need to be converted to understand that feeding your children healthy food makes them feel better and behave better.

However there are many people out there who don't have a clue, who feel stopping at a drive through is easier than planning a quick meal at home.

I promise the meal at home will be more nutritious and won't have a possibility of containing pink slime.

The Organic Nanny is broken down so that each chapter is a new change to introduce to your house.  You do each new change for a week (because you don't want to up and change everything all at once).

Barbara has fantastic suggestions on how to switch over everything from your food to your household cleaners to your clothing and bedding, all in an economical way.

She makes recommendations on ways for you "Mama" to get time in for yourself (as meditation, yoga, and spa days are all beneficial to our health and help make us a more calm person).

I think what struck me most about this book is that it can be applied anyone.  You don't have to be a mother to read this.  You can apply all of the principles to a single girl/boy just as easily as a family of 5.

Barbara includes some recipes for snacks, smoothies, and even homemade spa treatments.

I am telling you this book covers EVERYTHING.

I was very excited once I finished and really felt like I needed to share this book with others (it will be my go to gift, along with diapers, for baby showers).

Well I am lucky in that the people at Da Capo Press are providing me a copy to give to one of you, my fantastic readers.

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  1. So jealous you have a Whole Foods :)

    Looks like an interesting book. Good review.

  2. i'd like to read this, i am trying to introduce organic foods and need some tips for doing it frugally.

  3. Thanks for the review, this book sounds fantastic. I am already a "convert" to these ideas as well, but it can be overwhelming to try to change everything at once. I like the idea of one change per week, very manageable!

  4. Sounds like a great book. I'll have to see if we can buy it over here.

  5. Nice review! I just saw that the Organic Nanny shared it on her Facebook page at