Soda Pop Psychology

Hi, I’m L. Cline, a Maryland mom, here to share with you a recent experiment I call “Soda Pop Psychology." It happened, kind of by accident, during a recent lunch gathering at our house… Picture this: three kids horsing around (baseball, basketball, a little break-dancing) for an hour before bowling over the lunch buffet with growing-boy grade hunger and a thirst to match. When I offered milk or water, I got an: “Is that all you have?” My response: “Well, I also have this bubbly water in a green can, if that interests you.” Before I could blink, the boys made off with sandwiches in one hand and metallic mini cans of Perrier in the other. You’d think they’d just robbed a bank. This was my “aha” moment.

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Wishing You a Happy (and Unsweetened) Valentine’s Day!

Valentine’s Day is a day to celebrate the ones we love. While Cupid lets his arrows fly, we deliver cards, send flowers…and usually, indulge with lots and lots of sugar. As you’re planning your family’s Valentine’s Day celebration, consider the day as an opportunity to introduce your kids to new traditions that focus less about the sugar and more on spending time with the ones you love.

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Starting the New Year on the Right Foot

  • Thursday, January 2, 2014
  • Holidays
  • HocoUnsweetened
Happy New Year! As we close the books on 2013, we’re already looking for ways to make 2014 a healthier year for Howard County. As you know, childhood obesity remains a threat to the healthy future of many American children, and we’re working to make sure we’re raising healthy kids in Howard County and across the county. We’ve rounded up several resources to help you and your family start the New Year on the right foot – what others do you have to add?

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