- After much begging and empty promises to never whine again, the kids received their magical wish to visit Santa Saturday. I showed the kids their pictures with Santa from years past which included Evie in tears last year. She promised not to cry. She’s true to her word, although she was TERRIFIED of him. “Mommy, he’s scary!” She kept sinking lower and lower… I think she thought she would melt away with this maneuver.
- Do your kids have the worst time wearing jeans? Finn despises jeans, certain they are the enemy. I get it. I prefer my sweats, too, but sweats aren’t always appropriate. Finn and I went on a mini shopping spree this weekend and found – and agreed – on ONE pair for special occasions. Evie on the other hand, demands to be fancy nearly every day.
- Before I was home full-time, I worked in tobacco control. I learned firsthand the deception that is the tobacco industry and the lengths gone to discredit and shame those working in the field. The same tactics are being used on those fighting for transparency in our food system. I’m so proud of the Food Babe for coming forward and sharing some of the attacks she’s faced. It’s shameful and disgusting, to say the least. It’s important to know what those of us who want transparency in our food are up against.
- Gift Idea! Are any of you looking for a great gift idea for yourself that gives back? Check out EmpowerAMom.com. My friend Julie helped start this amazing hand-sewn program in South Africa that provides jobs to moms. There are some really cool items available right now.
What’s on your (not your kids!) Christmas wish list? If you could have anything – big or small, cheap or pricey, silly or serious – what would it be?