I am an inspired mind, a resentful cook, a wanted graphic designer, a fabulous friend, fearless leader, child advocate, Younglife Leader, Buggy's snuggle bug, Girly's couch cushion, Eromir's cheering section and all the other millions of things any one woman can be at any given time.
So I have been thinking about healthy eating more and more lately. Not because I think my family needs a huge change because in reality I try to make sure the kids eat healthy as often as possible, but because in general we could do better. I confessed to my friends today that I have an unhealthy addiction to Starbucks Mocha's. 46 times through the drive through in the last 3 months is not healthy... Anyhow I have also been researching school lunches because I go to school with my kiddos on a daily basis and I know what is coming out of that kitchen. Although the menu reads quite nicely, the food coming out of that kitchen looks like a walking heart attack. They serve some form of breaded meat at least 4 days a week and we all know how breaded meat just oozes oils. Every Tuesday is Hamburger day and Friday is Pizza day (with a white crust no less) Now for most people the reality is that they can afford to send their kids to school with a healthy lunch, but there is a HUGE percentage of children who go to school every day and this is the only hot meal they will get. It's a very unfortunate thing because it's not a very nutrient dense meal, sure it's filling and it's tasty (well at least to kids who don't know what real food tastes like), but at what expense? So what can I really do about this? I ask myself this all the time and I'm still not sure, but I am starting here @ two angry moms. I want to see this movie so bad! I also don't know if I have the energy to take this on... sometimes I wonder what the heck should I care? But I do... UGH a moral dilemma I constantly feel pulling at me and if you know me you know it's not the first one I have had to deal with (Bucket Fillers, remember that one?) I am going to have to stew on this some more and see if someone will board this train and go down the track with me because I just hate going alone. If you are reading this and you have helped to make positive changes in your school, or district, please let me know about it. I am always learning and want to hear.
I like to buy handmade items because I like to support small business, but more than small business I like to support women who work from home while raising their children. I also love to make stuff for my kiddos... take the handmade pledge with me!