Who uses it: Obstetricians, midwives and pregnant women
What it means: An eating disorder that causes cravings for non-food items such as chalk, dirt, soap and other things. It happens mainly in pregnant women, and no one knows why.
How you can use it: When you're eating something you'd never otherwise put in your mouth.
Greetings from Freeport, where I'm spending Mother's Day with the Lechners (my toolbar is still missing; the link is www.thelechnerfamily.blogspot.com). Grace gave me a gorgeous coffee mug she decorated and signed herself.
I had expected to feel sad today, but I don't. Mother's Day was never that big a deal in our family -- maybe because it was so close to Mom's birthday, maybe because Mom never cared much about Hallmark holidays.
But I mainly don't feel sad because I don't need Mom to be here for me to honor her, and I thanked her a lot while she was still alive.