June 6th, 2008
Thanks to our fabulous Itsabelly Baby Concierge friend Melissa, Glow Mama not only had a big spotlight on Fox12 in Oregon yesterday, but even had an on-air taste test by the host!
And yes, “kiwi-y” is now officially a word!
Click here to see the video clip.
June 3rd, 2008
The attraction to junk food comes on fast and furious, from the first tiny tastes of sugar-sweetened yogurt to the first bite of a greasy french fry at a road-trip dinner spot. For most of us, banning all sugar and salty snacks is not a reasonable solution, so we need to find a way to teach our kids about healthy eating habits. Enter the concepts of Power food and Lazy food. I have to credit our friend Sandy for teaching us this powerful idea that she used with her first child who was a very picky eater. In a nutshell, here’s what it’s all about:
Power Food helps your body grow big and strong. It gives you the strength to run around, ride bikes and play games with your friends.
Lazy Food does nothing to help your body. It tastes really great but if that’s all you eat, your body will get lazy and you won’t have the energy to do all the fun things you want to do.
For some reason this really hit home with my son Drew and to this day we use those terms regularly. Now, I can’t claim that it reduced his interest in Lazy food (he has a major sweet tooth) but he does understand why he needs to eat his veggies and why he can’t have treats all the time. It’s not rocket science - just a simple way to explain to kids why their bodies need good food.