Monthly Archives: June 2010

My Oven Broke

Last week I was cooking our dinner at 375F when all of the sudden; sonic boom, poofs of smoke and complete loss of oven power. Like any reasonable cook, I immediately opened the oven to rescue my dinner. After our failed attempts at repair, I had no choice but to call for professional help. My oven and range broke on Thursday, June 17th.I was so excited for Monday, June 21st and not because it was the summer solstice. June 21st was the day my oven would finally be fixed. I had an overly large, welcoming smile on my face when the repair person came through the door and I said, […]

Our Obese Children

I have good news and bad news. Let me give you the bad news first. One out of every three (or 31.7 percent) of children aged two to 19 are overweight or obese in our country. This excess weight is medically costly, estimated at $3 billion dollars per year.In the future, these kids will have a greater risk for diabetes, heart disease and cancer.  What’s more, recent studies have shown that childhood obesity more than doubles the risk of dying before age 55, which makes this the first generation in history to potentially die before their parents.Now let me give you the good news. Michelle Obama has a plan. In […]