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Getting Kids in the Kitchen

My kids are always asking to help in the kitchen. And I almost always say ‘no’ or distract them from doing something else. I know that they need to learn some basic cooking skills. I know they should be familiar with how a kitchen works. I know I need to help them to be comfortable […]

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Lunch Lessons: Quick Tips to Make Packing {a little} Less Awful

Lunch. It’s the bane of mom-existence. If you’re anything like me, you dread making lunches for your child(ren). Not only is it difficult finding foods to send (I’d classify mine as semi-picky eaters), but it’s also a challenge to find foods that they can eat during their short lunch period. My soon-to-be first grader has […]

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Tips for Gardening with Kids

A Little Dirt Doesn’t Hurt: Tips for Gardening with Kids

Spring has finally sprung, the skies are filled with the sunshine, everything is finally green again. It is time to get outside! From bike rides to spring sports, get out and enjoy this beautiful weather. One of our favorite things to do is to work on our vegetable garden! My son and I have grown, (or […]

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My Kids Tried 200 New Foods

My Kids Tried 200 New Foods in 90 Days: Yours Can Too

My kids, ages 3 and 5, had fallen into that horrible rut where the foods they would eat were limited to chicken nuggets, mac and cheese, ham sandwiches, carrots, apples and berry yogurt. And of course, goldfish. Those darn fish. I was so sick of stressing out over what they would eat, especially at holiday […]

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DEAR MOMS DON'T DIET THIS YEAR

Dear Moms, Please Don’t Go On a Diet This Year

It’s the end of January which means by now you’ve probably been inundated with the latest diet plans, *magic* shakes, wraps, fixes, pills, the fast 10-minute workout to get your body back… blah blah blah. Each New Year we likely have a refreshed vision of our goals and perhaps a new set of resolutions which include new […]

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Food Battles: Thoughts from an Eating Disorder Therapist and Mom

Food and Children. As mothers, one of the first tasks we are confronted with is feeding our child. The decisions seem personal (breast milk or formula?) and fairly straight forward (make my own baby food or use store bought?), but the amount of information and opinions about food and healthy eating can create confusion. Although […]

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