Four new mommies beta testing parenthood.
A very worthy watch from this week's 60 Minutes:
While I agree that added sugar is very bad, I am also weary of over-villifying one nutrient over another because it leads us towards over emphasizing others. The low-fat craze is one example of that: it led us towards insane foods like fat-free Entenmann's cakes that we thought we could eat with impunity.
I think a better use of our efforts for our children and for ourselves would be to avoid processed foods, rather than just sugar-laden foods. This will naturally lead us away from sugar and other genetically modified substances we call "food."
Still, it is shocking to see the science behind what sugar alone does to us. I don't really buy foods with sugar and now I know why! Read those labels, fellow mommies and daddies! It DOES make a difference!
It’s official. I’m addicted. But I think it’s actually a good thing (doesn’t every addict?). To what you ask? To the BEST. WEBSITE. EVER.
It’s Pinterest, and it’s basically a way to collect pretty images on the web and organize them into inspiration boards (or fantasy dream land boards in my case). I have one for the gorgeous destinations that I hope to (but may never) see, for the spacious home I don’t have and for the clothes I wish I could afford. It sounds depressing, but it’s surprisingly fulfilling.
Here’s why: It scratches the itch that I have to “have” things, without actually buying them. It’s all the adrenaline rush of a shopping spree with none of the guilt. And I never have to worry that I’ll spill wine on my gorgeous new dress.
And it’s not all fantasy world. I am actually using it to collect ideas for practical things like kids’ playrooms, recipes and Nic’s upcoming second birthday (I know, I can’t believe it’s been another year either).
The moral of the story is: If you aren’t on Pinterest, you’re missing out. BIG TIME.
My CBS News Eye On Parenting segment of the week is about this year's hot holiday toys. Baby Mo is a little too young for these gifts but I have a feeling he'll be the type to love that Bigfoot! Those goth dolls, on the other hand, frighten me.