Am I a Bad Mom for Using Disposable Products?

Packaged snacks get a bad rap from health conscious people. Disposable products get flak from tree huggers. Well, I'm a naturalista who cares about the earth. But there is a time for everything. Even packaged food and disposables. Case in point: food products.

Everyone's raving about those cutesy Japanese Bento lunchboxes. And sure they're nifty. But they give me a facial tic worrying about cleanliness. Reusable plastic dishes are food safety and health nightmare. They're hard to clean and harder to sanitize. Grease and food gets trapped and causes bacteria.  Read more
Disposable Packaged Food Vs Reusable Containers

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Freelance writer, Top 100 Yahoo! Voices, Yahoo! News, Shine, Michigan, Detroit), blogger, teacher, mom of 4, happily married 25 years. Graduated GVSU 1986, psychology/general education and special education. continuing ed up to present. Certified MI teacher. Writing Michigan history mystery, children's Gothic fantasy. Areas of expertise: education, relationships, mental health, nutrition, history, world cultures. Passions: faith, Catholic church, sustainable living, interfaith initiatives, living simply that others might simply live. Working on MA in EI education.