Feed on
Posts
Comments

Monthly Archive for February, 2012

Contact Lenses for a Child?

Big Girl is eight. I am considering getting her contact lenses. I got contact lenses when I was 12. I can still remember how excited I was to be rid of my coke-bottle glasses. (My eyesight is atrocious. My vision is 800/20 in the left eye and 750/20 in the right.) I was a diligent [...]

Read Full Post »

Pros: Gluten-free. Contains a variety of grains including flax, quinoa, amaranth, and buckwheat. Contains omega-3s and has three grams of fiber. Tastes really yummy. Cons: Contains seven grams of sugar, which is on the high side for something marketed as a “healthier” cereal. My Big Girl is in an anti-cereal phase. She won’t eat her [...]

Read Full Post »

I have a healthy fear of the stomach virus. It’s insanely contagious and, when I get it, I get it BAD. Right now, my entire Facebook news feed is filled with mentions of the disease so I thought it would be a good time to remind everyone what the stomach virus is and how to [...]

Read Full Post »

By now, you’ve probably heard about Bisphenol-A or BPA, a chemical that’s used to manufacture non-rigid┬ápolycarbonate plastics such as take-home food containers as well as epoxy resins, found inside cans and the lids of glass bottles. It can also be found in cash register receipts. This week, The Alliance for a Clean and Healthy Maine [...]

Read Full Post »

Seems like a silly question, but I’ll bet a lot of people who say they are green might have trouble explaining what the term actually means. My definition of green — at least as it relates to a product or service — takes into account many characteristics. If it’s a product, I believe it should [...]

Read Full Post »

  One of the things I am most proud of is our household ban on plastic. We don’t use plastic if we can help it. I take reusable bags on shopping trips to the supermarket and the mall, and we recycle any plastic that does come into our home. Every bread bag, every piece of [...]

Read Full Post »

I just got a review copy of The Bathroom Key, written by Kim Perelli and Kathryn Kassai, a doctor/patient team. Great book, and one that could probably help millions of women. It reminded me of my own experiences. (And made me wonder why I didn’t co-write something like this years ago!) I’ve been a freelance [...]

Read Full Post »