While I’m sure the masses don’t miss me, I thought I would at least openly recognize my recent hiatus and reassure any of you who are wondering that my absence is not permanent. I will return. Soon.
I am a fan of the television show Glee; it is one of my guilty pleasures. As most television programs are, this show is a tiny bit oversimplified and an over stereotyped version of an actual high school as one would experience it today. But those stereotypes and representations of reality are based on some … More you’ve got mail
When I was pregnant I started receiving weekly newsletters from Baby Center which provided weekly updates about the development that the fetus (and I) were going through. Since Little E was born, I have continued to receive those emails- weekly reminders of what my daughter is experiencing and how we, as parents, can learn to … More lying
A while ago I wrote a paper examining how the number of times we (American adults) eat each day has changed over the past several decades: (surprise!) it’s gone up. By nearly 2 times/day. A recent study by researchers in the Netherlands compared regular (defined as ) with staggered (defined as a 4 course lunch … More staggered meal consumption and rationality
It’s official. I’ve posted something on the “interweb” on a site that is not my own. Check it out. Seems people have pretty strong opinions about this one….
For Little E’s first birthday, we had a small party for the house staff in Tanzania who, in the few short months we had been in Arusha, already showed immense love and tenderness toward her. We had a most delicious three-layer chocolate mousse cake. She didn’t eat a bite. On Saturday, we had a small … More a 2nd birthday
In my unending quest to find alternatives to research, I came across this website. In addition to its blog, which provides all kinds of useful information about foods and food products, Fooducate has a handy iPhone app (it’s free!) which can be used to scan the barcode of a any product in the grocery store. … More all your [nutrition] questions answered
I have few childhood memories. Is that strange? I think it’s strange. Strange enough to be a little worrisome. A few years ago my family sat around the dinner table. It was Father’s Day and my two younger brothers and I had happened to all be back at our parent’s house. In honor of dad, … More childhood memories, adult emotions
When we were in Tanzania Little E was obsessed with motorcycles. They were everywhere (an inexpensive make coming from China was viewed as people’s ticket to riches, so the number of motor bikes on Arusha roads had risen exponentially in the few months prior to our arrival) and whenever we saw one she would point … More little personalities
I have a jogging stroller. It’s called The BOB. I love it. Love. It. It costs an arm and a leg, an amount that no self-respecting person should ever pay for a stroller. But I did pay it and it was totally worth it. When E was younger (and immobile) she and I would go … More the deadliest stroller?