THE DIRTY DOZEN: PRODUCE 101

THE DIRTY DOZEN: PRODUCE 101

Organic…non-GMO…pesticide free…free range…locally grown…who know grocery shopping could be this complicated?  My mother surely did not anticipate this.  As a young child, she would take me to the farmers markets.  “This is how you pick a “good” one,” she would say.   She chose fruits and vegetables based on how they looked or smelled and … Continue reading

PICKY EATER SERIES PART 3: SUPERFOODS

PICKY EATER SERIES PART 3: SUPERFOODS

Before I became a mom, I pictured my family gathered around the table, enjoying my freshly cooked meals.  Yeah, I imagined I was a modern-day June Cleaver.  Then I had a reality check.  My kid was not enjoying the food.  In fact, I began to dread meal times because that meant having to listen to … Continue reading

SKIN CARE AU NATUREL

SKIN CARE AU NATUREL

So I am wheeling the shopping cart around Target and I groan inwardly when I hear, “Mommy, can I have the Dora shampoo?”  I mumble an excuse like, “that’s for big kids.”  Whenever I see a product with a cartoon on it, it is hard for me to trust whether it is actually “good” for … Continue reading

TWEEN SENSE

TWEEN SENSE

“Oh… I really hate middle school.” I can’t tell you how many times I hear this from parents. Why such strong feelings? If you have a middle schooler at home, you probably know why. The mean kids, the hormones, the changes…the list goes on and on. In the tender tween age of 11 to 14, … Continue reading