Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011
At 4 months, Noah Whitmer was an easy baby. Super tranquilo, remembers Trudy Eliana Muñoz Rueda, who took care of Noah at her home day care center in Fairfax County, Va. Rueda and Noah’s mother, Erin Whitmer, both noticed when he stopped taking his bottle well and napping as usual in the middle of his fifth month, in April 2009. Whitmer thought this was because Noah had just started eating solid food. She and Rueda talked about it early on April 20, both of them hunched over Noah in his car seat when Whitmer dropped him off. (New York Times)
For months after my son was born I kept a running time tally in my head of time I no longer had to myself. Television I wasn’t watching. Books I wasn’t reading. Conversations I wasn’t having. Sleep I wasn’t getting.
Now a survey in Britain has done the calculating for me. The Co-operative supermarket chain polled 3000 customers and found that after everything else was subtracted, working parents have 90 minutes a day “to themselves.” (New York Times)
Organic milk and eggs, hormone-free chicken, homegrown veggies — meals can’t get any healthier for the Winslow kids, ages 3 and 6.
“We’re really health-conscious when it comes to them,” says mom Marquita Winslow of Youngsville, N.C. “We try to do the least amount of processed food we can. In summer, we grow our own vegetables and we freeze some, so in winter, that’s what they’re eating.” (USA Today)Add a Comment