Wow, so I haven't posted in a while lol life has been a bit hectic
I have some photos to post today, first up is a photo of the muffins I now make for my children. I purchased an app for my iPhone called ChemicalMaze, as quoted from their website:
The Chemical Maze was written to make it simpler and easier to recognise additives and ingredients in foods and cosmetics having the potential to cause discomfort and ill-health. With this recognition comes freedom of choice and for many a new lease on life.
I used it to see what additives were in the food I was feeding my kids, the snacks like meusli bars etc, and I was horrified at what I was putting into my kids bodies, here is some from just one snack product:
Muffin Bakes - these are little chocolate muffin bars with a gooey fudge center
Potential Effects: Allergic reactions, Allergic rhinitis (hay fever), Asthma, FIN recommends to avoid, Headache, Hyperactivity, Prohibited foods for infants, Skin irritation, Stomach upset.
Symptoms: Allergic and hyper-sensitive reactions, Asthma, Behavioural problems, Skin ailments (eczema, dermatitis, itcing, hives, rash etc)
Derived from: Petroleum
Potential Effects: Developmental delay, FIN recommends to avoid, Headaches and migraine, Innatention, Irritability, Itchy skin rashes, Learning difficulties, Neurological problems, Prohibited foods for infants, Restlessness, Sleep disturbance
Symptoms: Aggressive behaviour, Asthma, Behavioural problems, Gastrointestinal Ailments, Headache and migraine, Hyperactivity, Learning difficulties, Sleep disturbance
Derived from: Bacteria, Synthetic, Maybe GMO, Petroleum
And that was just in one, most of the snacks I bought for them and thought were ok for them to eat had the same or similar ingredients, one even had some worse stuff but I don't still have the box so I can't search it up to put here
As a consequence of seeing what's in these products I am baking from scratch now I usually bake every couple of days, chocolate muffins, chocolate cookies, and cornflake cookies are the current favs. Not only are the kids loving the home baking, they are not missing the processed stuff at all....and their behaviour has calmed once again. I removed cordial from their diet a few years back and made them dring water instead and the change then was drastic - they are normal, noisy, bratty kids LMAO but they don't get "hyper" unless they have had too much sugar which I don't allow very often (birthday parties aside lol)
Early in October I attended a Girl's Night In fundraiser for Breast Cancer with my mum, and part of the fundraising was an auction. My mum managed to get an all included voucher for Tabatinga (a kids play center kind of like a jungle gym thing lol) for 4 kids, so last weekend we took our three kids and my nephew for a few hours to have some fun.
First up here are a few pictures of the signs for the cafe, and activities:
Here are a few of the kids....I took a lot more than this and I DID take some of the older boys but they didn't all turn out well lol Jamie is doing an AutoCAD course and so had his head buried in studying lol
My baby boy (Christopher) has just turned 7 on Wednesday and we are having a party for him this afternoon at Hungry Jacks... I must remember to take my camera LOL
I also forgot to mention that I have added a new forum to the website with a basic gallery to show off stuffies you make with my graphics...if so inclined, because I would love to see lol and you can also post on the forum « click here for the forum »
The next blog train for DSF is due to take off in a couple of days so keep an eye out ... I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend planned!