Category Archives: Baby Step

All About SOAP, the good the bad and the dirty!

So really, how much can there be to blog about SOAP. Yes, Soap! The stuff we use (hopefully) daily to clean our hands and our bodies? Well turns out there is waaay more to know about soap than I ever … Continue reading

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A-OK Pantry Makeover

This  post is dedicated to my mom, the most organized person, perhaps, in the world! She has earned her nickname from my dad, as the “white tornado” and can put the organizers on shows like “Clean Sweep” to shame!  She … Continue reading

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Snack Attack~ Healthy options for Kids and Adults

Oh my, Oh my! I am missing my Babyfoodstepper gals from Texas… I found this post in my DRAFT folder today and figured it was as good time as any to post it (oooops! only nearly 2 years late!) and … Continue reading

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13 of 50 Babysteps- Salt

    So as a chemist, you have to expect that I look at things a bit differently, ie a bit Chemically… so you may be wondering why I am babystepping a SALT post, maybe you are wondering – Salt … Continue reading

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10 of 50 Babysteps- Maple Syrup

The tradition in our house is eating daddy’s famous frying pan size pancakes on Saturday morning! They are delicious! But I am so ashamed to say…that we used to top them in what we thought was “Syrup”… and while I … Continue reading

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9 of 50 Babysteps- Food Coloring

Artificial Colors have been on my radar since early on in this journey… they became a cornerstone in the 3 FREE Babysteps and recently emerged again as I delved into their harmful effects on the body at the cellular level and … Continue reading

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MITOXIC-Why Dry Cleaning may not be good for any of us, especially Mitochondrial Disease patients

A few weeks ago, I went to pick up some dry cleaning with lady A. This errand for us is a RARE one, because we just don’t dry clean much at our house. But since daddy had been on a … Continue reading

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8 of 50 Babysteps- Icing

Yes you can LICK the Icing! So after writing all about some of the dangers of artificial colors, you are probably wondering if everything we eat in our house is WHITE?  Unfortunately, for Lady A, the answer is often yes … Continue reading

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7 of 50 Baby Steps- Cake Mix

Can you really have your CAKE and EAT it to…all while avoiding HFCS, Hydrogenated oils and Artificial Ingredients? Why YES, Yes you can! Namaste is one of our favorite brands around here (especially the Spice Cake and the Vanilla Cake … Continue reading

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Top 10: What to do if you Suspect Your Child has FOOD Sensitivities or Allergies?

1.  See an allergist to rule out IgE allergies, this can be done by skin prick testing, RAST testing and patch testing. 2.  Keep a food Journal. Here are a few formats you can print out and fill in: Here, … Continue reading

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