It has been a fun ride with you Mr. Refined White Sugar but it’s time we call it quits.
Family and Kids
It was the day before Thanksgiving and I needed a few more items for my pies, side dishes, and a gravy boat. (I know, how have I managed all these years without a gravy boat!) I had all three kids with me in tow as my husband was at work. Rather than go to the local store I chose to go all the way to Target as I knew they would have the carts that would haul and “contain” all three children.
Bringing home a baby in the last month has been a beautiful and sleep-deprived blur. It seemed like I was pregnant forever with this third pregnancy and then ‘poof’, I’m now swaddling an infant and wearing a Moby wrap again. Learning how to divide my time between three tiny humans has proven to be the hardest management job I’ve had yet and I’m in retail over multiple locations!
Let’s face it! Generally kids don’t like the green stuff. Yet children need important vitamins and nutrients found in a medley of fresh vegetables. Many parents are incorporating salads multiple times a week while pleading with children to “just try a bite!” Sound familiar? Is there really any secrets to helping them consume more vegetables?
A few years back I recall reading a fascinating article about a family that nearly cut all household waste. They learned to go without a lot of products that could not be purchased outside of boxes and also learned where to purchase goods they needed in a wholesale or non-packaged form. I remember thinking what discipline this must have taken and all the ways my family could do better with our consumption habits.