What goes around comes around. The Muppets are coming back to prime time (Tuesdays! This Fall!) and Maria from Sesame Street is finally retiring. Maria is perhaps the one character (TV personality?) that my kids and I each loved. I loved her twice – as Maria when I was a tot, and again when my babies were babies. I try to get them to watch old episodes of Smurfs or Shirt Tales or Gem and the Holograms and it falls flat. They want me to watch Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and I’m all “nope.” But Sesame Street, at least for a few years, was always a yes. La la la LA, la la la LA, Elmo’s World. It was the song of the baby years, when (forgive me, Dr. Amy) we’d snuggle up on the couch and just veg for a half an hour, watching Elmo and Abby’s Flying Fairy School and my very favorite, Count von Count.
This week, my sweet babies lost their first grandparent- a rite of passage that most of us have experienced for ourselves, and some of us for our children, and no one the same as anyone else. I wished there was an Elmo episode that would have helped me explain…
I want everyone in my family to eat more fruits and vegetables. But how, when my one child considers french fries and ketchup his favorite vegetable (is a tomato a fruit or vegetable?) and my other has gagged at the sight or smell of a green vegetable since he was four months old (not kidding).
It is established in the medical literature that there are many health benefits of eating fruits and vegetables. A diet rich in fruits and vegetables is associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease, certain types of cancer (including lung cancer and cancer of the gastrointestinal tract), and lower risk of early death.
It is recommended that everyone eat AT LEAST 5 servings of fruit and vegetables. The USDA went and made it … [Read More...]
Say Yes to the Mess Here’s what I know for sure: Someone can hold your hand as you walk down a city street in the late afternoon on a brisk fall day, leaves blustering by, a fashionable scarf and seasonally-appropriate puffy coat providing trendy … [Read More...]
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