Archive for February 2014

Reconstructing Valentines

Reconstructing Valentines The envelope in the mail was hand-addressed from my sister.  My first thought was that this was the next of a series of communications regarding our Dad’s estate. Was I ever wrong. “Was going through Mom’s things and found these. Thought you might like to have them back – hope they brighten your day as much as they did hers,” the written note said. I’ll warn you now, this is going to be sappy. Out tumbled paper-laced heart-cut valentines from the past. My now-17-year-old, ..read more

7 Steps to Better Family Food Choices

7 Steps to Better Family Food Choices Published in baystateparent magazine Most of us grew up with the USDA’s food pyramid: a visual manmade wonder to guide us toward making healthy food choices. We were taught we could obtain the pinnacle of health by eating just the right number of servings from various food groups, without more than a nod towards the shape-shifting nature of the pyramid’s groups over the years, or the source of our food itself. Parenting brings with it a whole new dimension to how ..read more