If there is no milk in the house, and you are without a car for the day so you can't go to the grocery store, and you are thinking, "Well, that's no big deal: I will eat my own weight in vanilla ice cream, and that will fill my calcium requirement"--then let me be the voice of your own future self saying to you, "Nooooooooooooooooo!"
When I am not pregnant I like ice cream, but it doesn't occur to me to buy it. When I am pregnant, however, I bring more home every time I go to the grocery store. The other day I was having a bowl of it with some Magic Shell ice cream topping left over from the end of the school year when we did a little sundae celebration with the kids, and I idly glanced at the nutrition information on the bottle of Magic Shell. Do you know what Magic Shell is made of? DEATH.
Still, I wanted chocolatey topping, so today I made some fudge sauce. My homemade version may not be a health food but at least I can make it with LESS DEATH. And it was so, so tasty, I had three bowls of ice cream with it. Okay, four. Four bowls. Four bowls in the afternoon, plus one more just now after dinner. And so I can personally testify, not only as your future self but as my own present self, that it is a poor idea indeed.
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