August 3, 2012
I used to ride my bike to the Dairy Queen when I was a tween. I'd spend my babysitting money on a Cherry Mr. Misty, then I'd bike to the library and read until it was getting dusk, then I'd ride home. Now my kids are into frozen yogurt and their iPhones, and the frozen options are intense. My youngest daughter walks to Menchies where she can sample every flavor offered, then in a large cup she self-serves her yogurt, adds her toppings and puts her creation on a scale. Oh yeah, it costs a lot more that my DQ treat and her hard earned dog walking money provides her the funds necessary. My mom mind starts calculating, and I realize just how easy it is to overdo it at places like this. Once my nephew bought a sixteen dollar cup of frozen yogurt, much to my sisters dismay. Our mother gave voice to the truth that for the money spent we could have purchased six cartons of Breyer's Ice Cream at the grocery store. Breyer's was on sale, two cartons for five dollars this week; it's her favorite and I stocked up on her favorite flavors: peach and coffee. Menchie's is more expensive fun for the kids. But that's what dog walking money is for, isn't it?
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Ice Cream Store Owner
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Getting over a headache
Here are five ways she can protect herself from depression:
Avoid caffeine and artificial sweeteners
Eat potatoes three hours before sleep so the tryptophan moves into blood stream which raises the serotonin level.
Keep a healthy social network, staying in touch with loved ones.
Steer clear of negativity
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