Wednesday, July 14, 2010

What is paleo parenting?

Paleo parenting is following a natural approach to childrearing.  Like all parents, we want our children to have access to the vitamins and minerals their bodies need to grow without any potentially toxic chemicals. Those chemicals seem to be lurking everywhere these days.

My husband and I follow the paleo eating plan.  We eat lots of yummy meat, veggies, and fruit.  We don't eat any grains - wheat, rice, corn, etc.   We also limit our sugar intake.  This eating plan resembles what paleolithic man would have eaten.  These are the foods people are meant to eat.

Raising our children is the most important thing we will ever do so we are committed to giving them the best start possible.  This blog will follow my family's journey steering the children away from processed grainy foods towards a diet and lifestyle that will help them learn and grow.

A paleo lifestyle is meant to be simple.  At the most basic level it is natural = good, synthetic chemicals = bad.  This applies to everything!  It leads us to choose natural cleaning products, natural health and beauty items, and cloth diapers.

Welcome to paleo parenting!


Don said...

Be sure to include Jean Liedloff's The Continuum Concept in your paleo parenting.

Fairion said...

The site looks great. I look forward to seeing where you go with it. Congratulations on your launch.