First You Punch Your Kid in the Face

And then you do a blog tour about how to discipline a child with love and laughter. No? This doesn’t work? Or first you’re Con Agra, and you defile America’s Food, lobby to get masses of corn derivatives into everything, rename high fructose corn syrup, donate some left over bags of Slim Jims to shelters, and then ask the mommy bloggers to support you. WHAT THE FUCK ARE WE DOING? Ladies, your children are being poisoned, they are fat, they have diabetes, and their expected lifespan is shorter than ours. Don’t punch …

Cheerios

The answer is Cheerios. Does this still feel like a healthy breakfast to you? Whole Grain Oats, Modified Corn Starch, Sugar, Salt, Tripotassium Phosphate, Oat Fiber, Wheat Starch. Vitamin E  Calcium Carbonate, Iron and Zinc, Vitamin C, a B Vitamin, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B2. Vitamin B1,, Vitamin A , a B Vitamin, Vitamin B12, Vitamin D3.

Ten Pounds Makes Me Invisible

The past year has brought a fair number of physical challenges for me. RA had left me fighting fatigue (I didn’t realize I had it until it was gone), physically unable to exercise most days, and in great pain on days when I did manage to exercise. Over the course of a year I put on about ten pounds. I’m 5’6″ and I went from 125 to 135 pounds, and then there was a sudden jump to 143. With the exception of pregnancy I’ve weighed between 125-130 pounds my entire adult life. …

We’re Going to Play a Food Game

Since the food marketers love the moms so much, let’s play a game with food. Guess what product this is: Whole Grain Oats, Modified Corn Starch, Sugar, Salt, Tripotassium Phosphate, Oat Fiber, Wheat Starch. Vitamin E  Calcium Carbonate, Iron and Zinc, Vitamin C, a B Vitamin, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B2. Vitamin B1,, Vitamin A , a B Vitamin, Vitamin B12, Vitamin D3. The ingredients are listed in order greatest to least quantity. This could be really fun. And the answer is….. click here to find out.

The Soccer Mom Culture: Turkey Tournaments

Jane played in a soccer tournament these last two days. For those of you unfamiliar with tournament play, in most children’s sports the most talented kids play post season games in and around their regions. There’s usually an A (All star) team, a B team (almost all stars), and a C team or two (kids with some potential and/or involved parents). Tournaments last one or two days, and the teams will play two to three games a day. The games are usually a few hours apart. Families really need to …