“I know, baby, I know.”

Declan heard the blender going and knew: it was time for breakfast. The logical thing to do, of course, when it’s breakfast time and there’s no food in sight is to cry. I walked into the room to hear Bella saying, “I know, baby, I know.”

She very tenderly placed a towel up to his face (he sleeps with a blanket held against his cheek)…

…and placed a paci in his mouth. What a little mamma!


Why the Breakfast Most Americans Will Eat Today Is a Corporate Scam

Ah, an article that goes perfectly with my just-posted Whole Foods and Your Health, Part 6: Sugar.

Why the Breakfast Most Americans Will Eat Today Is a Corporate Scam

Wake up and smell the McCafé: Cold cereal, donuts and orange juice are breakfast staples because somebody somewhere wanted money. Breakfast in America is a Scam.

Not all of it. But nearly every breakfast staple — cold cereal, donuts, yogurt, bagels and cream cheese, orange juice, frappuccino — is a staple only because somebody somewhere wanted money. Wake up and smell the McCafé. 

Seeking to provide sanitarium patients with meatless anti-aphrodisiac breakfasts in 1894, Michigan Seventh-Day Adventist surgeon John Kellogg developed the process of flaking cooked grains. Hence Corn Flakes. Hence Rice Krispies. Hence a rift between Kellogg and his business partner/brother, who wanted to sweeten Kellogg’s cereals in hopes of selling more. Guess who won.

What do you want for breakfast, Bella?

The question: “Bella, what would you like to eat this morning?”

The answer: “Um… probably macaroni and cheese. Would that be all right?”

Yep. I’m totally cooking pasta and shredding cheese just for Bella at 7:30 in the morning. “No mac & cheese for breakfast, Bella.”

“But it is healthy for me!”

Have you ever argued with a two (almost three) year-old?