I giggle a little when people step onto dietary soapboxes and tout their particular eating style as the healthiest, or the best, or the simplest, or the quickest way to poop like a caveman. Don’t get me wrong, I’m certainly guilty of the food claims, and most of my writing is directed towards making changes […]
Thoughts to Action
Who Am I To Be Brilliant?
Things I already regret not doing in my life: SXC 1. On a breezeless, 100-degree day in 1999, while in my car which had no A/C, I sat sweating, miserably, at a stoplight. Almost like a mirage, a group of sprinklers shot out of the ground on the patch of grass beside my car. I […]
When a Bumbo Takes Precedence: Rethinking Childhood Hazards
Last week, my Facebook and Twitter feeds were full of admonishments about the Bumbo chair and its vicious, evil, and life-threatening properties. “Bumbos were recalled!” I was not the only parent/blogger who thought this reaction was a completely ridiculous worry, and I tweeted this in reply to the hub-bub: Bumbos: recalled after 2 dz skull […]
Could a Candy Bar Be the Packaged Food Game Changer We Need?
I knew chocolate would be my savior. Here’s the deal. I don’t take the time to write about companies or products unless they really impress me or really piss me off. I am so pleased with the idea of UNREAL that I wanted to get the information to you as soon as possible. A new […]
What Does “In Moderation” Mean to You?
We hear these phrases often: “Everything in moderation,” “It’s fine in moderation,” “It’s safe–in moderation.”. “Moderation” is such a relative term, though, no? What does “in moderation” mean to you? I’ve always known my version of “in moderation” is quite different from most, but it wasn’t until recently that I realized it’s FAR […]
Toxic Baby: a TED Talk & Film You MUST See
I wanted to scream, “YES!…YES!” and dive into the middle of the street and set up a drive-in theater and force the public to view this TED Talk from Penelope Jagessar Chaffer and Tyrone Hayes when I first saw it. But that seemed, well, akin to a frenzied dictator. So, I share it with you, […]