Monthly Archives: September 2013

What’s In Your Chocolate?

What’s In Your Chocolate?

I recently picked up a box of these chocolates at Costco after sampling them there and what a mistake! Not only because, well, I shouldn’t really be indulging in chocolate anyways. It doesn’t do anything for my waistline, but also it’s full of unnecessary chemicals and newer questionable ones that I’ve never even heard of!

MMs Chocolate Bar_0

It seems that even the red m&m on the wrapper was warning me to stay away! The second ingredient listed is PGPR. What the hell is PGPR and why is it in my chocolate? Shouldn’t chocolate really just be a few ingredients  (chocolate, cocoa powder, cocoa butter, and sugar)?

So basically here’s what I found:

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Cold/Flu Remedies

Cold/Flu Remedies

With the kids back in school, and the seasons shifting, we are bound to welcome the cold and flu into our homes again through our little carriers, our children. So I thought I’d share some of my favorite remedies to help ease the pain while the cold/flu runs its course. Disclaimer: I am not an M.D. (although as a Persian Momma I often do take that role and dispense unwanted free medical advice (which has happened to prove great so far!)).

For common colds/flu and associated coughs and even croup (khoroosak خروسك) here are my four favorite products that I always have on hand:

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Lunch Box Ideas

Lunch Box Ideas

If you’re like me, and many other parents, every weekday you’re faced with the daunting question of “What do I pack for lunch?” So here are the few lunches from the first week of school. I forgot to take a picture of the other two lunches which included a cream cheese sandwich in pita bread with a side of cut-up watermelon and another lunch that was peanut butter sandwich with whole wheat bread stuffed with apple slices, banana, and honey. Yum!

Don’t forget to click on the pictures to enlarge them

Every now and then I also like to include a little note in my children’s lunch box to remind them that they’re lunches are packed with love and how special they are to me. (Plus it’s a good and sneaky way to get your beginner reader to read!)

Lunch1stDay

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Worth Reading

Worth Reading

Here are some posts and articles worth reading. We can all use some advice and some of these are thought provoking while others use humor to relay a note-worthy message:

FOR MOMS:

http://www.sowonderfulsomarvelous.com/2013/06/moms-when-are-you-going-to-learn.html

FOR OUR SONS:

http://natepyle.com/seeing-a-woman/

FOR OUR DAUGHTERS:

http://goodmenproject.com/families/a-daddys-letter-to-his-little-girl-about-her-future-husband-aklap/