If you like controversy, let’s talk vaccines. If you just want your sweets, help me figure out which recipe to offer as a free download from the new desserts eBook, Smart Sweets, due out in a few weeks.
My article at Green Your Way this week has already been getting some heated discussion in the comments, my goal being simply to explore the issue of childhood (or adult!) vaccinations from all sides:
When I was in the pediatrician’s office with my 5-day-old son, unstable with cascading postpartum hormones, an advertisement drew me in.
The large, eye-catching text said something like “You Don’t Want to Go Through…” but it may as well have been screaming, “Good Parents Get Lots of Shots!”
My emotions flamed as I wandered closer to examine the propaganda.
The flyer described a family’s loss of their 5-week-old daughter to pertussis. Babies cannot be vaccinated for pertussis until 12 weeks, so the goal of the image and accompanying story was to promote adult boosters for pertussis, also known as whooping cough.
The heart-wrenching story was about this family, and I have to say, it did pull at my heart. But I was still angry about the high pressure I felt to vaccinate and the “all or nothing” mentality I sensed.
Instead of being touched or saddened about the death of a child, I wondered who paid for the ad. I felt aggressively reactive to the phrasing, as if I was being personally attacked.
Of course, that’s just the one side. Read the rest right HERE…
Bring on the Sweets, Please
It’s a good thing I get 500 extra calories a day since I’m putting pounds on Jonathan Michael…I’ve been making a lot of desserts to put finishing touches and new variations on some of the 30 recipes in the new book!
and lots of these:
and a new version of this:
which became these, which I mentioned on Facebook will be all mine because I’m hiding them:
and these guys:
I typically offer a printable download of one recipe as a sneak preview before the book comes out, and I want to know what you’re most interested in: take a second to choose below and watch next week for the reveal!
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