Monthly Archives: July 2011

August Meal Plan, and Happy Birthday to Red, Round, or Green

It’s my blogaversary! I can’t believe it, but exactly one year ago, I published the very first post here on Red, Round, or Green.  So much has changed in my life since those beginning words that it’s hard to even … Continue reading

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Vindicated

I’m feeling vindicated this evening.   All the struggles we’ve had with L. and his weight…all the conversations and hoopla with his pediatrician…all the stress and worry and trying to stand up for our convictions and what we KNEW was right … Continue reading

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Taxing Junk Food: Where’s the Unity in the Community?

As usual, blogger Bettina over at The Lunch Tray got me thinking today with her response to a widely circulated op-ed by the brilliant Mark Bittman.  Bittman’s piece makes the impassioned — and well-reasoned, which is unusual when people start … Continue reading

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Cheeseburgers, Broccoli, and Changes

Tonight I have to start by expressing my heartfelt thanks to everyone who read and commented on my last post, whether here on the blog, on my Facebook page, or in person.  It meant a lot to me that so … Continue reading

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The News Item I Can’t Shake

Sure, there are a lot of news items that are hard to forget once you’ve heard them; terrible things happen every day.  Children go missing and don’t come home.  Widespread natural disasters and tragedies occur all around us.  There are … Continue reading

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Unstealthy Vegetables

There’s been much discussion/debate/right-fighting among parents, for many years now, about the idea of “sneaking” or “hiding” vegetables and fruits in children’s meals to get them to eat well.  It seems to me, just on the surface, that there are … Continue reading

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From the Market, 7/9/11

Farmer’s Market Haul, July 9 This is Saturday’s Farmer’s Market Haul. One of the best feelings in the world has got to be hearing a little voice insist, “I go to the Farmer’s Market, too, Mom!”  P. was more than … Continue reading

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The I-Don’t-Like-It-Today Syndrome: It’s “Normal”

Recently a faithful reader, Kim, commented that she enjoys getting perspectives on the weird and often frustrating things my kids do at the dinner table, because it helps her (as the mother of a toddler herself) remember that her own … Continue reading

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“Nutrition Cookies,” My #!%: What To Give Kids At Snacktime

The thermometer on the cooling device in my attic office currently reads 90 degrees.  It’s not a long, contemplative blogging type of evening. Luckily, I don’t have to take much time to sound off about a particular abomination that was … Continue reading

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July Meal Plan and Summer Stuff

It officially feels like summer now (in case you haven’t been able to tell from my posts this week).  We’re heading into July, and the weather has been balmy — heck, even downright humid and sticky, some days, which is … Continue reading

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