It has come to my attention in the past few days, almost a week now actually, that I am an adult that has an issue. I've lived with this issue my entire life, never even CONCEIVING of the notion that there was an issue. It's who I am and how I've been. No one ever told me it was an issue.
Apparently, I have ADD. Yeah, I know. That's pretty big. At least I think so. Here's why.
I'm a very frustrated mom.
Cold and flu season is upon us, so
it goes without saying that my kids are bound to get sick. Even if they
don't get the flu, my boys -- for at least a few weeks every fall --
get the sniffles and a nasty little cough.
I recently came across a survey of 500 'typical' households in the Midwest done by the University of Nebraska. They interviewed the primary grocery shopper about her/his attitudes and opinions about locally grown and processed food,
including meat, as well as organic and all-natural .
There's an interesting discussion going
on at Bitch Ph.D. It's about one woman's
frustrations surrounding food choices and feeding her family. In one
single post, she touches on enough topics to fill this blog for the
next six months: How do you feed your family healthy, tasty, economical
and appealing meals that you can afford financially and time-wise? Add
to that a desire to make your food choices reflect your values and
other concerns such as the desire to eat local, support sustainability
Labels. We all have them. Our family calls us "Daughter" or "Sister", our friends "Friend." Those are the positive labels we ought to have, the ones we ought to identify with. Unfortunately, it's the negative labels that often leave a bad taste in our mouths and echo in our minds ad nauseum.
Every year, parents spend millions of dollars on back-to-school supplies. This year, be sure to shop green. Remember that many thrift stores carry school supplies that will cost you a fraction of retail prices.
Avoid excess packaging. A large percentage of solid waste stream is the result of unnecessary packaging. When given a choice, choose the product that is sensible, not over-packaged, and reuse or recycle packaging.
Look for green labels that let you know the product is certified as environmentally friendly.
Shopping list: What is it made of and Where can I get it?