Jane Just Wants a Crunch Bar

We went to drive some Subarus and Jane asked for money for a Crunch Bar. “No honey,” I said, ” we don’t eat Nestle products.” “But I want a Crunch bar, I love them.” “Jane, Nestle tells moms that they should use baby formula, and in some of those countries the water is unsafe so the babies die.” She looked at me puzzled, so I continued, “and Nestle also cuts down the rainforest to make KitKat bars, and the apes have nowhere to live.” “Oh my gawd Mom,” she replied, …

The Price of Good Hair

This morning Jane was in tears. She couldn’t get her hair into a high ponytail. My eleven year old daughter was crying because she is having a bad hair day. I get it. Finally! Something about parenting that I can understand and that I can fix. Jane has hair like mine. If you see me taping Momversation you’ll see that my hair does not grow longer, it somehow manages to grow wider. I realize that you are going to try and interject logic and reason to this discussion, however you …

A Very Real Question For Publicists And For Nestle

It’s not a secret, I have an uneasy relationship with publicists. Oh, except one. Stephanie. I have a terrible relationship with food manufacturers, I really wish y’all would too. Food growers, particularly organic ones, they’re kinda hawt, and we have a good relationship… rumor has it we might kiss one day. On the 5th I briefly noted that Nestle is in search of a public relations firm who can help them with the most recent backlash regarding their ill fated Mommy Hawking event.¬† Stephanie addressed my disdain with a really …

PR Cannot Be A Substitite for PRoduct

Nestle is hiring a PR firm to “restore its reputation amid sustained criticism on the internet.” Really? This is a suckers bet. A agency can’t help Nestle. The only people who can help Nestle are it’s very own executives. If Nestle¬† didn’t discourage breastfeeding and made some changes to their product line, all their bad buzz would go away. Instead they’re aiming to hire someone to sit behind the Green Curtain and try to trick people into thinking that some sort of systemic change has happened at Nestle. I think …