Blogging Revelations

Have you ever had a moment of realization that things in your life aren’t what you thought they would be? Was it a good thing or were you holding onto regrets? If you had asked me 5 years ago, or 10 years ago, ‘Where will you be in a decades time?’, I would not have been able to tell you a prediction even close to the life I’m currently living. I have four kids! I’m a stay at home mom! I’m raising chickens! I’m homeschooling! I just spent a year in quarantine! Who am I?

Don’t let this thought process shock you, I’m more happy today than I could have hoped or imagined. I have enjoyed the ups and downs. I have found beauty in the mundane and reveled in bringing traditions back to my life and family. One revelation was nagging me though, if I had kept blogging when I had started over 10 years ago, I would have blogged for years and maybe even found success with it.

Why is it that I start and stop projects? Why is it that a second guess myself and quit before I’ve hardly begun? I’m going to try to get the answers to these questions. I’m going to try to establish some new routines and habits, working toward consistency and success.

I’m going to blog. I’m going to devote time and energy to my passion projects. I’m going to struggle through to completion. I’m not going to look back in 10 years and wonder why I didn’t keep up with it. Are you with me?

Are Vaccines Safe?

Are you questioning vaccine safety? Are you pregnant? Do you have a baby that is scheduled for their first vaccination?

Are vaccines safe? I’m asked this question by new moms frequently, but I cannot in good conscience answer. However, I can provide a resource list that helped me make my own decision.

A great place to start is by reading the package inserts of the vaccines due for your child. Here is the website with all the package inserts for the currently approved vaccines: https://www.immunize.org/fda/

Current standard practice is to inject Hepatitis B vaccination within 24 hrs of birth. There are two listed under the heading Hepatitis B, that are approved from birth: Recombivax and Engerix. Check with your Pediatrician to learn which vaccine they use.

When reading package inserts it is important to note that sections 4/5/6 have valuable information on contraindications and adverse events. Section 11 contains the ingredients list. For instance both Recombivax and Engerix contain aluminum. Aluminum is classified as nuerotoxic however, according to current standards the dose is acceptable in vaccines – see: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21568886/

Other drugs administered at birth are not vaccines but are also worth researching, Erythromycin and Vitamin K injection.

This is a link to the current vaccine schedule: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/easy-to-read/child-easyread.html#table-child

(You’ll receive a copy along with your child’s birth certificate, thank you government!)

After newborn injections and a repeat round for hepatitis B at 1 month, your next shots will be at 2 months. At this appointment your child is approved to receive 5 injections of 7 diseases. Again, check with your Pediatrician as to their protocol.

There is tons and tons of information out there. I plan to outline more information but in doses because it can become overwhelming. For now, it is important to remember, you can delay vaccination but once given you cannot remove the potential toxins or the reactions that occur. Take your time.