It’s a tale as old as caves (probably): If only I had some more space! When writer Elizabeth Passarella relocated from the south, where she was raised, to less spacious digs in Manhattan and began raising a family, the questions from home were as numerous as the taxis in her new city. Although she didn’t really need to defend her life choices to her friends and family, she did. The result, as hilariously chronicled in her new book Good Apple: Tales of a Southern Evangelical in New York, will speak to you if you’ve ever coveted an extra bedroom. The truth is, space can be overrated.
Like most challenging feats of child-rearing, raising kids with a healthy relationship to food starts at home. While that may sound like yet another thing on your plate, what it really means is modeling good behavior — which can end up benefitting you, too.