“Let’s get moving!” As a mom of two easily distracted daughters, I find myself often repeating this phrase when we’re running late for school, dance class, or a doctor’s appointment. But far beyond getting out of the house on time,... more
Generations of well-meaning parents and highly educated doctors can’t all be wrong…or can they? For decades now, sugar-laden holidays have been a source of celebration and consternation. Parents and grandparents alike happily satisfy a child’s sweet tooth with birthday cakes,... more
Let’s Move! is the rallying cry of the new nationwide campaign to address childhood obesity. Launched in February 2010 and spearheaded by first lady Michelle Obama, this campaign aims to “eliminate the problem of childhood obesity in a single generation.”... more
I was in a rotten mood this morning. My almost 2-year-old and I were in the back yard, attempting to water plants. I was covered in mosquitoes and desperately trying to wrangle the watering can (really an old water pitcher)... more
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