“She’s Not My Mommy!” Giving your kid a time-out in the supermarket can be a little slice of hell. On top of that you have to smile at people when they look at you like you are a child abuser. The supermarket meltdown happens to every parent at some point. They are often brought on by colorful displays of highly processed junk food and candy that are cruelly positioned at your child’s eye level.
The Zen mama has to conjure up a bodhisattva to deflect a child’s nagging for junk food. She uses a calm voice while quickly looking for a healthy and appealing alternative that can be presented with humor and grace. My inner yoga mama ain’t always there for me when I need her and sometimes I just need to hear someone else’s horror story to feel better. I love this short video that we made about shopping with kids — Andrea Collier is a font of wisdom and always makes me laugh and Latham Thomas give some great advice.