Time for Mommy Brain Monday, everyone! Let Them Eat Junk Food. According to this article, a recent study indicates that junk food laws may curb kids' obesity. States that have mandated that schools remove or replace vending machines full of junk foods and sugary drinks are seeing results--children gained less weight, and overweight fifth graders reached a healthy weight by eighth grade. Great news, right? Oddly, commenters to the article are...irate. (Government interference! Nanny state! Outrageous!) Seriously, people? Can't we just be happy that our kids aren't mainlining Coca-Cola during the school day? Mommy Wars: The High, Wasted Version. I am just going to type out the entire headline of this HuffPo article. Marijuana-Smoking Moms to Wine-Sipping Moms: Don't Judge Us. Yeah. The stoner moms explain that"...weed helps them focus, makes them nicer with their kids, provides no hangover, and makes mundane tasks like laundry easier." Mmmm. Laundry easier. Okay. I'm torn, because I think mommy judgement is totally lame and it pisses me off, but reading this ridiculous article about drunk mommies judging high mommies seriously made my day.
Dressing Up the Dress Up Corner. This ideabook from Houzz has several lovely ideas for how to corral all those dress-up clothes. Love the coat rack!
Custom School Lunches Available for Kids With Allergies & Special Diet Requirements. What a cool idea, right? Kid Deli is providing the service, which offers a lot of standard kid school lunch fare too, like chicken nuggets and cheeseburgers, but the nifty thing is that the service offers lunches for kids with allergies, or following special diets. Before everyone starts griping that the parents should just pack the damn gluten-free or nut-free lunches, I have to say, as one who packs lunches for two kids with no allergies or special requirements other than general pickiness, that having the option for a HOT lunch for kids who don't have the option to buy a lunch would probably be really nice. (The bad news--the service is available to private schools only.)