We just turned over our garden and I have kale and collards coming out my nose and ears!  We’ve planted basil, fennel, cucumbers and some squashes in our plot so far this season.  My withering oregano, thyme and parsley have come back to life after a few weeks of spring rains and my mint is thriving as only mint can do!

I could not love this post about Intuitive Exercise any more.  Heck, I could have written this post if a) I weren’t sleep-deprived and b) I were clever enough to recognize that this is what I have started doing.  In the reasons Carla provides for her shift away from “programs” and over-training, she says:

I’ve already done the over-training thing…and it sucked (technical term).  I didn’t know much when I first started exercising.  I lifted & GREW. I lifted more more more & shrank(muscle) and held on (to body fat) and grew (exhausted, crabby, sleepless).  If I’d have listened to my body back then I’d never have over-trained.

I also LOVE her line : “Life is my sport.”  (I think I have a new mantra.)

If you are “exercising” a lot and feel like you aren’t losing the weight you should, read Carla’s post and start listening to your bodies, peeps!

I posted the link to these Cinnamon Vanilla Almond Butter Banana Pops on Facebook, but it’s worth sharing them again because OMG do they look fun!  My “I-hate-nut-butters” second kid has already told me she would make an exception for these.

My kiddos love s’mores and we use marshmallows sans HFCS, a lovely dark chocolate bar but – until now – had to settle for subpar GF graham crackers.  Enter the amazing Elana Amsterdam and this recipe for Paleo Graham Crackers.  Though mine won’t be as pretty as hers, I know the kids won’t care!

Moving Smart may be my new favorite spot on the web!  Here is a fantastic piece about the value of getting kids on the monkey bars and how that sort of play preps them for writing and other fine motor skills.  You know I am passionate about getting you guys hanging.  If we start with the kiddos, it will be something they do all their lives instead of a challenge they take up later.

This Paleo chocolate cakes does, in fact, look ridiculously easy!

Still freaked about eating fat?  Here is a well-documented piece on why you need to rethink your position and try some (satiating!) fats.  (I wish we had a different word for the macronutrient “fat.”  Like, “lipid,” perhaps?)

I am passionate (passionate!) about keeping food dyes out of my family’s diet, so I was super-jazzed to discover Die, Food Dye! in a friend’s Facebook exchange about her child’s recent misadventures with red dye.

If you are a mom (or dad) to an infant, please don’t let people make you feel bad about holding, carrying, or soothing your baby.  It’s the natural mammalian response:

From humans to mice, mammalian infants become calm and relaxed when they are carried by their mother,” says Kumi Kuroda of the RIKEN Brain Science Institute in Saitama, Japan.

Speaking of having babies, if you had a C-section, did you massage your surgery scar?  Here’s a how-to along with the reasons it’s beneficial.

If you, like me, have a history of digestive distress, chances are somewhere along the way a doctor has told you that you needed to eat more fiber.  Did you know that that advice not only may not be helpful, but also could be exacerbating your problem?  Lauren at Empowered Sustenance shares her experience.

Hey you San Diego folks (and I know there are at least two of you!), do you know about Not So Fast! food trucks?

This looks like a lovely and simple Vegan Raspberry Ice Cream recipe.

Slow cooker.  Indian food.  Vindaloo.  OMG.

Go for a walk and enjoy a great podcast on germs, autoimmune disease, the gut microflora, etc. from Chris Kresser with guest Moises Velasquez-Manoff, author of [amazon_link id=”1439199388″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]An Epidemic of Absence : A New Way of Understanding Allergies and Autoimmune Diseases.[/amazon_link]

Next week, I have a fun dessert recipe for you.

Have a great weekend and try to soak up some Vitamin D if weather permits!

(And go for lots of walks!)

(And go hang on some bars somewhere!)


6 Responses to “Explore More : April 26th”

  1. on 26 Apr 2013 at 10:34 amMizCarla

    thank you so so much for the shout out!!!

  2. on 26 Apr 2013 at 10:51 amKristine Rudolph

    Are you kidding? Thank YOU for writing such a fantastic and important piece!

  3. on 26 Apr 2013 at 2:45 pmhot Nai Nai

    How I wish I could be the guest guinnea pig at an “eat more fiber ” lab

  4. on 27 Apr 2013 at 10:36 pmKatherine

    We contributed to the Kickstarter Not So Fast Food truck to bring it to San Diego and love it!

    Great info about the monkey bars for children. Anna finally mastered them about 6 months ago and I’ve seen a lot of improvement in her confidence and fine motor skills.

  5. on 28 Apr 2013 at 6:15 pmKristine Rudolph

    I will admit, I haven’t really been too assertive with my kids on the monkey bars since I was so insecure on them as a kid. In the past year, though, I have made a concerted effort to get them hanging more. They still don’t love it, but we’re all working on it together.

  6. on 28 Apr 2013 at 6:15 pmKristine Rudolph

    Oh, and I SO want to come to SD!

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