July 21st, 2011
It’s been too long since I’ve asked you to join my ongoing conversation with the venerable Ms. Mary Mack and, today, I hereby correct that. Grab a cup o’ joe and hop on over to give us your side of things. Believe me, you’ll have something to say. We’ve been trading on seriously debate-worthy territory. Think fast food and being judged for your parenting.
Two months ago we chatted about fast food. Ours wasn’t a conversation about good or bad. That would be too easy. Instead, we talked about where to draw the line. Is fast food okay sometimes? Never? Does prohibition backfire? Check out what we had to say and chime in.
Today’s conversation about dealing with the eye rolls that come with being an organic eating mama was particularly interesting because it is as much about food as it is about parenting in general. While good recipes with healthy ingredients may help motivate healthy eating, all this fuss about going organic, eating home cooked meals, hiding vegetables—raising healthy kids—is really about parenting choices.
Just like other parenting choices, the decisions we make out how we feed our families is wrapped up in class and access, our priorities, our personal psychology, child’s personality and more. With that in mind, I found myself talking more about how I deal with eye rolls, in general, than about how I deal with the ones in response to my food choices. We all get eye rolls, right? Tell us how you deal.