A few weeks back two women who I really respect were having a discussion about making healthy food choices. As far as I know, they are both stay-at-home moms trying to support their families on one salary. One was raised in a single parent home and one was a single mom herself not too long ago. I tell you all this just to say that both of these women have had unique life experiences. Their discussion centered around whether you could be poor and still eat healthy food, or if being poor meant that you could not afford to eat healthy. Obviously, they both had different opinions.
Both acknowledged it was difficult, but they differed on how possible it was to not have money and still eat healthy.
Then today, I came up upon this article saying that healthy food is a privilege of the rich. it’s not what GED students as myself what to hear! I saved some money because I followed free online classes that were very for my GED prep, but I am far from being rich!
And it made me think of their discussion all over again. Are those who have a lower socio-economic level destined to not be able access healthy nutrition?
Hired guns? Are there any of you out there? Please, if you have a single compassionate bone in your body, put me on the list. Preferably somewhere near the top? Thanks bunches. Oh, and if this makes it any more appealing for you, feel free to make it as painful and torturous as possible. Whatever … Read More
I’ve mentioned before I don’t care too much for the holiday season. It’s just a big mess to me. Don’t get me wrong, I love a lot of holidays, but the “holiday season” is just a long, dragged out hooplah to me. Although many people consider it beginning at Halloween, which is ABSOLUTELY AWESOME. But … Read More
I am walking into a building, leaving the warm, fall sunlight behind me. Down the stairs into this cellar like auditorium. My mother is beside me, my sister is behind us, Chris is in front with Caitlin and my brother Patrick is angry with me for some unknown reason. We are dressed up in suits … Read More
I’m having a hard time believing it’s already December 1st. My, how things have changed in a year. And I mean, changed in ways you would never believe. August 2009 was the beginning of the most difficult year of my life and December 1, 2009 was a day which will be burned into my head … Read More
Last night was, without a doubt, rough. Personally, I think panic attacks are completely overrated, but that’s just me. I don’t happen to enjoy the “oh-my-god-I-can’t-breath-what-the-fuck-am-I-gonna-do??” moments that tend to surround motherhood, which then are closely followed by mommy guilt. Seriously, it was awful.
I have had it. Seriously, I’ve just had it. Yesterday was the final straw. I’ve mentioned the troubles with my insurance company before. In the (not even full) year we’ve been with them they have lost faxes, called my husband a liar, lied about sending paperwork to the appropriate sectors to get claims fixed and … Read More
How was everyone’s Thanksgiving?? Mine was decent. Very different than usual, but decent all the same. I hadn’t really mentioned it because I had this week’s posts all scheduled up until today and didn’t really feel like going against the schedule or have time to write a whole new post, but my Gma died Tuesday. … Read More
I decided I was going to take part of Katie over at Sluiter Nation‘s Top Ten Tuesday, for fun and because with everything going on with Gma, my brain is spent and I’m tired of Chris asking me if I’m okay. I’m okay dammit. Anyway, this week, her topic is the bebe’s Christmas list(s). So, … Read More
Pua’s back. Tell a friend. Guess who’s back, guess who’s back, guess who’s back…. Yes, yes indeed. And boy does it feel good. I just had to take a little hiatus and get my head screwed on and wiggle myself into feeling normal. That hasn’t happened yet, but I haven’t been drinking heavily, so it … Read More