What’s Momsense?

It’s kind of like Spidey-sense. When you get the feeling that something is bogus, or at least you’re just not sure if you have enough information and you need to investigate – that’s your Mom Sense. But it’s also two sides of the same coin: momsense can also be when you’re a mom calling something out as shenanigans; you’re calling it momsense.

This is my personal blog about being a mom in a food-focused city like Portland. I don’t get paid to write this blog; these are all my (researched) opinions, many of which are on the other side of accepted mommy-dogma. I’m calling momsense on letting the sensational media and the fear-mongerers scare us into believing the marketing and the hype about our food. This is my journey for rational, science-based information about food. And… I also write about just being a mom, because that’s a fun journey, too.

4 Responses to What’s Momsense?

  1. Jud

    I am a farmer from the opposite cost, and I wish there were more mom’s like you. Thanks for looking into the truth of things, and visiting farms to see what we go through to produce this food. We have more old people in this country than we ever have had, I sometimes wonder how they got this old if every thing they ate was so bad for them.

    • Sara

      Thank you, Jud! I hope, in some small way, I create more “moms like me” through this page. My goal with this blog is to (hopefully) mitigate fear and confusion about food that we parents struggle with as we figure out what to feed our kids! For me, the best way to do that is with real information, not more fear. Thanks for reading.

  2. Kat Reid

    You say that you don’t get paid to write these blogs, but do you get “donations” from corporations or “third party” foundations affiliated with said corporations? It just seems odd to be writing a “MomSense” blog that focuses so heavily on “correcting the record” on GMOs. We all know that this is exactly the issue that keeps most moms up at night-defending GMOs…Most moms want to feed their kids the best, safest food possible. Since most of the independent science casts at least some doubt on the safety of GMO foods, why on earth would you be stumping for them so heartily? At the very least, one would think that Momsense would err on the side of the precautionary principle. And for the record, those people living to such ripe old ages are those born before the great Ag revolution. Those of us born 1970 onwards can expect shorter lifespans, thanks largely to environmental and behavioral influences our parents never faced.

    • Sara

      No. I get ZERO money to write this blog. No in-kind donations, no corporate sponsorship, no contributions of ANY kind, nothing. Nada. Zip. In fact, I pay for the domain name out of my own pocket to the tune of a few hundred dollars a year simply because I think this information should be out here. If you disagree with my motivation to tell this side of the story, that’s your deal, but calling me stooge for the industry is a baseless argument. I’d encourage you to actually follow some of the links I provide in my articles and make up your own mind on the facts. If you don’t want to put in the time, that’s fine. If you choose to not believe it, that’s ok with me. I’m a good mom, and I do feed my kids good food, and that includes those that contain ingredients derived from GMO crops. I anticipate they will live long, healthy lives as a direct result of modern innovation, including vaccines, good health and nutrition, and access to top notch medical expertise. I also hope they grow up with a healthy dose of common sense and don’t think the worst of people simply because they disagree with their opinions. What actually keeps me up at night is wondering how to make sure they turn out as kind, caring, happy human beings. Thanks for listening.

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