am a nanny who has worked for years to teach parents the benefits of
providing organic nutrition and a nurturing environment to their children
and have come to be considered part of the family to many high-profile
celebrities and other wonderful moms and dads. Through a desire to share
my expertise with a wider audience, I have partnered with New York Times
bestselling author Eve Adamson and recently completed my first book
The Organic Nanny's Guide to Raising Healthy Kids: Reclaim a Natural
Diet and Lifestyle for Your Child Published by Perseus Books a leading
publisher of non-fiction books, publishing distinctive imprints: Da
a "Mary Poppins for the new millennium," I have such a passion
for helping parents and giving them the information they need to keep
their kids healthy and strong. And, as they pass knowledge on to their
children, I believe they will be raising a generation that is calmer,
happier, smarter, more eco-conscious, and more compassionate than those
who preceded them. The ability to create this positive change is natural
to a parent's intuition-I just want our moms and dads to trust themselves
the pages of my book, I will offer insight into the power that parents
already have to reclaim a healthy lifestyle for their kids, including
advice on household cleaning products, green food choices, cosmetics,
furnishings, and even toys. My goal is to heal our families and, in
turn, take steps to heal our planet. I have designed the chapters to
approach this idea in a way that is both informative and inspiring,
and I hope entertaining as well.
thanks and blessings,
"The Organic Nanny"
1-''No to pesticides, no
to toxic words, yes to wholesome foods, yes to respectful, loving care
and kindness. How can anyone go wrong following such advice from the
Organic Nanny ?''
-Ingrid E. Newkirk
Founder, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)
2- I think it's BRILLIANT! I LOVE IT!
I'll support you in whatever way I can. In fact, we should do an audio
interview with you on Life Force Families when it's best timed for your
Organic Nanny will save more kids and families than you can imagine!
Its going to be a big hit that will penetrate in a real way! I love
that this is suffused with your Cuban grandmother's knowledge -- for
me that's one of the biggest selling points! So beautiful!
Natalia Rose, CN, is a clinical nutritionist. In her private Manhattan
She is the author of, The Raw Food Detox Diet, Raw Food Life Force Energy,
The New Energy Body, and Detox 4 Women.
3-''Coming from the perspective as a mother and diet coach, I can't
tell you how many children who are my children's friends who are literally
starving their children nutritionally resulting in lack of development,
too much development (in the case of hormone-laden products,) and/or
behavior problems. And, this is on the Upper East Side of New York City-
one of most affluent areas in the United States! !Bravo for you writing
Katherine Pennington- Diet & Lifestyle Coach,
Mom,Writer, Health Educator & Founder of Be in Balance
and blogwww.rawmomhotdogkids.blogspot.com .
4-''The extent of Barbara's knowledge on all things organic and child-related
Kenny and Julia Loggins Musician and Actress/Healer
5-Barbara has an innate sense and contagious passion for balanced, holistic
living. As a mother and healthy-living advocate, I've seen how these
qualities spark tremendous change. And while not everyone can hire the
Organic Nanny (there is only one of her), everyone can benefit from
Chief Communications Officer
Healthy Child Healthy World
My Favorite Pediatrician:
6- 'Barbara Rodriguez encourages parents to listen to their own intuition,
nurturing instead of parenting on automatic pilot, feeding children
healthy organic food...and lots of love. In her gentle and nurturing
way, Barbara Rodriguez guides parents to validate their children and
to optimize their physical and mental development. I encourage anyone
interested in a more natural, child-respectful, family-centered way
of parenting to read and take to heart this book and its principles.
The Organic Nanny understands the heart of a child, and with her guidance,
so can you."
-Harvey Karp, M.D., author of the national best
sellers The Happiest Baby on the Block book and DVD, and The Happiest
Toddler on the Block book and DVD
Dr. Harvey Karp is a nationally renowned pediatrician, . In pediatric
practice, for almost 30 years, Dr. Karp has taught thousands of parents,
from working moms to superstars like Madonna, Michelle Pfeiffer and
Pierce Brosnan his secrets for soothing colic, boosting infant sleep,
reducing tantrums, promoting patience and
making parents and children
''Most parents recognize
the need to encourage healthy eating habits in their children and children
raised on fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and legumes grow up to be
slimmer and healthier and even live longer than their meat-eating friends.
The Organic Nanny gives you everything you need to make creating a healthy
child and household a reality. May Barbara's many years of experience
and passion for working with children inspire you and your children
on this healthful journey.''
-Neal Barnard, M.D.
President, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine .
"Barbara's love for
children is a driving force. She has witnessed firsthand the positive
effects of a loving connection, and the devastating effects of rejection
and insecurity. Ironically our society usually equates these problems
with poverty and violence, but her observations bring to light the challenges
in even the most affluent and educated parents. Her story is so powerful
and her message is ultimately one of deep love and empathy for the children
she has been so blessed to meet and nurture. My hope is that this book
will be a turning point for many families who want to become more conscientious
in the decisions they make about who cares for their children and the
critical importance of consistent, loving care in the early life of
-Barbara Nicholson, M.Ed, Co-founder Attachment Parenting International
Nurturing Children for a Compassionate World