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    February 27, 2010 •  no comments.

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    This week I celebrated ten years of motherhood, as my oldest turned ten. While juggling conference calls, meetings, and birthday parties complete with allergen-free treats, I was struck by a trending topic on Twitter: #thingswewantback.

    Here’s what I came up with (and I’d love your additions below):


    • Food ingredients that our grandmothers would recognize
    • The time we’ve spent in doctors’ offices
    • Grocery shopping without “Allergen-free” constraints
    • The 1990s reassurance of the 1 in 10,000 rate of autism
    • Fake Food to find its way out of grocery stores and back into the aisles of Toys R Us
    • The health of our children

    Ten years ago, 1 in 3 American children did not have autism, allergies, ADHD or autism; 20% of children were not obese; and 85% of cancers were not environmentally triggered. And while we can’t change the beginning of our stories, we can restore the health of our children and #ChangeTheEnd.

    “Years may wrinkle the skin. But to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.” ~Samuel Ullman

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