Do you remember when you were a little kid and your father seemed like the strongest man in the world? You can still picture him performing Herculean tasks and rewarding himself with a big steak dinner. And he always kept a smile on your mom’s face. Now that was a “Real Man.”
Grilling season is typically a time of July 4 fireworks, baseball, and Hot Dogs. Still, this year many Americans feel that the eternal sense of American optimism that has kept us grounded and united as a people in this extraordinary democracy is diminishing.
PFAS stands for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, which are a large group of human-made chemicals – currently estimated to be around 9,000 individual chemical compounds – that are used widely in consumer products and industry. They can make products resistant to water, grease and stains and protect against fire.
From the time I had children old enough to sign them up for camps, or after school activities I felt like I was doing a tug of war or balancing act between what my kids were asking me to do/what I felt pressured to do, and what I know I need to do to help them have a balanced schedule… which includes downtime.