Dear Mommy Bloggers: Parenting Doesn’t End at Four

Today I had an op/ed article published at Fox News. Heidi Klum bribes her kids to eat healthy food and I say good for her. I don’t happen to bribe my kids for making good food choices but I do pay for grades and on occasion I’ll dangle a few dollars overhead and exchange them for my keys if one of the kids can find them. The comments have been interesting. @fxnopinion @foxnews @jessicagottlieb Alternative (experienced parent) opinion: Feed them nothing else and they will eat what you feed them. — greg …

The Food Thing

I really wasn’t gone very long. I left Friday at midnight and was back to pick the kids up from school on Tuesday. I spent close to 48 hours on an airplane and the other 36 fully immersed in the Australian Rheumatology Association’s conference. Now, when I say fully immersed what I really mean is that I spent a few hours having dinner with the team from AbbVie and Dr. Irwin Lim absorbing the subtle differences between American and Australian healthcare. It’s clear that, much like the US there is …

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A Letter to McDonalds: My Mother’s Day Wish #MomsNotLovinIt

Dear McDonalds, This Mother’s Day I have just one request. Leave my kids alone. I’ve honored your right to exist and I’d like to ask you kindly to honor their right to a McFood free childhood. I know, you’re going to say, “If you don’t like McDonalds just don’t patronize us.” And I don’t, and that’s a good solution but a better one would be where you stop marketing directly to children in insidious ways. Your school can get a free visit from Ronald McDonald so that he can teach …

PepsiCo Uses Cracker Jacks to Deliver a Full Assault on Your Children

I’m no fan of PepsiCo and it’s not a secret. There’s nothing wrong with a soda treat once in a blue moon (and I mean that literally so that would have you drinking about a soda a year) but soda is a horrible thing to put in your body and it’s even worse for children and girls. Today’s rant is not about soda though, it’s about one of the many frankenfood products PepsiCo owns. PepsiCo is about to change Cracker Jacks. They’re adding a line called Cracker Jack’d. Cracker Jack’d …