When I was a small kid, I spent most of my allowance on those cheap, little wax-wrapped jewels that stuck to my teeth and had an aftertaste of bad decisions. As a parent, I spend an inordinate amount of time trying to convince my kids that sugar bugs will eat their beautiful teeth if they keep pounding back the sugar, but they insist, and I occasionally relent.
Maine-based writer Sarah Cottrell is the voice behind Housewife Plus at the Bangor Daily News and is a regular contributor to Scary Mommy, Disney’s Babble, and Momtastic. Sarah runs a popular Facebook page, @Housewifeplus where readers laugh and share stories from the parenting trenches. She is a co-author in several books including I Still Just Want To Pee Alone from the New York Times Bestselling series. Sarah’s work has also been highlighted and featured by SELF Magazine and National Public Radio.