Mmm, delicious, juicy…yes, I will take another and another and another.
What am I talking about? Berries. Freshly picked strawberries, blueberries, blackberries or raspberries. Growing up in Maine gives you all of these pleasures, and you don’t have to go very far to find them. My dear mother (an avid canning queen) always took me and my two sisters berry picking, no matter the berry in season–we picked what was available and abundant.
Where do you get your protein? You need protein, especially when you are pregnant–don’t you know that? You are going to be weak and dizzy if you don’t get your protein from meat while you are pregnant. Protein is important for the development of your baby during pregnancy. You’re nursing and not eating meat?!? Where is your child going to get her protein? You’re not eating dairy? What about your calcium? You’re going to have brittle bones before you’re forty.
Ever heard these questions? STOP THE MADNESS!!!
I wonder every day if I am giving my daughter the basic fundamentals to be a happy and healthy child who will grow into a happy and healthy adult. I can’t tell you what it was like for my mother when I was a child, but I feel there is more pressure today to raise the “perfect” child—the “perfect” child, who eats only nutritional foods. If you want credit for being some sort of super-mom, the food has to be not only nutritional, but organic as well. Technology is supposed to make our lives easier, but it can also cause stress, confusion and low self esteem because suddenly it puts everything under the microscope. What’s good? What isn’t? Technology opens us up to the opinion of anyone and everyone. I say, “Enough!” We Moms, we need to stand up and let the world know we are doing the best we can!