Not cool Chobani…

Before feeding my family anything commercially produced I do my homework.  I carve out the time.  I make the phone calls.  I send the emails.  I don’t do this for fun.  I do this to safeguard our health and well-being.  So when I willingly jump through all these hoops and scale all these hurdles I […]

Back in the saddle

I got sick, I got distracted, I continued to advocate for what I believe in, I thought about writing, I procrastinated, I thought about it again, I finally sat down and started typing and now here I am. Last August I found myself sidetracked with Lyme Disease.  Thankfully it was caught early.  I took the […]

Still on our own…at least for now

Today the U.S. Senate did not do right by the American people.  Senator Sanders tried to honor our right to know what is in our foods by introducing an amendment to the Farm Bill that would give each state the right to require GMO labeling.  In Senator Sanders’ words: “I believe that when a mother […]

Why it’s all so important to me

The food we eat has a direct impact on our health and well being. The way it’s sourced has a direct impact on the health and well being of the Earth. Here are a few reasons why, to the best of my ability, I choose to feed my family foods that are: Non-GMO: Genetically Modified […]

Trying not to beat myself up

It’s one thing to know something is unhealthy from news that filters down and another to sit down, research and write about it.  As I was researching the harmful effects of GMOs and pesticides in foods I let my mind go to a place that’s simply not helpful.  I think back on my son’s first […]

That’s all ya got?

On the nights when my husband has a work commitment and my kids are settled in bed, I indulge in one of my guilty pleasures…reality TV.  So tonight as I settled into an episode of some housewives somewhere I was abruptly brought back to my reality by a commercial trying to sell me on the […]

Pictures speak volumes…

Duncan Hines Devil’s Food Cake Mix circa 1972ish: Duncan Hines Devil’s Food Cake Mix 2012 What a difference 40 years makes…

Another tick for Australia

Living with three Aussie citizens I often daydream about what it would be like to live Down Under.  Mild weather year round, laid back, easy going mentality and a very yummy accent.  So last night as I was figuring a way out of this GMO madness I starting wondering about the role they play in […]

A reminder why I’m on this whole foods journey

Today I was reading through email posts from our local mothers’ group when I came across the following post, Kashi Cereal Stirs Anger – Exposed by Small Rhode Island Grocer.  To make a long story really short (but here’s the long one if you’re interested) the owner of The Green Grocer in Portsmouth, Rhode Island […]