There is a vortex of stress known as Halloween. I looked forward to Halloween all month until I realized I had to clone myself to help at three school parties, make it to Trunk or Treat, and high-tail it back home to hand out toys & tattoos to our neighborhood kids. (And then there’s actually getting everyone into costumes.) To […]
Shifting attitudes isn’t tough – it’s crazy tough. And when you’re talking about attitudes toward kid snack foods – that is the King of Crazy Tough. I stopped being naive when my son entered public school. My carrot-coated bubble was popped.
Motherhood is a grand adventure in problem solving. I learned last year that the kindergarten classes at our school have snack time everyday. Most teachers sent home a plastic tote that rotated through the families. Other teachers asked for donations of dry, non-perishable snacks. (Picture cabinets overflowing with Apple Jacks, Saltines, and graham crackers.) I knew […]