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How I’m Getting My Family Out of Our Restaurant Rut

February 23, 2016
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It’s Saturday afternoon, the day I typically don’t cook dinner, and time to pick a restaurant. We either meet up family or friends or go somewhere on our own. We have a handful of go-to places: a burger joint, Mexican place and Greek restaurant, but our list always feels inadequate. I like the idea of […]

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The Feeding Mistake Parents Don’t Even Know They Are Making

June 21, 2013
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“I’ve got the best eater!” a new mom gloats.  I don’t even have to ask how old the child is as I know he’s under two and a brand new eater. “My kid is so picky, I can’t get him to eat X.” When I hear this, I also don’t have to ask the age as […]

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The Secret to Peaceful Holiday Eating with Kids

December 24, 2010
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With many families sitting down to holiday dinners this weekend, I can already hear the food battles. “You have to eat some of your turkey before you get dessert” “3 more bites and you’re done” “That’s all you’re eating, get back here!” The holidays can be particularly hard because there’s so much going on.  There’s more snacking.  More […]

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How to Eat Healthy Without a Kitchen

November 16, 2010
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We are on day 11 without a working kitchen.   We moved into our new place over a week ago and the kitchen renovations are taking longer than we planned. While the end is near, I wanted to share lessons learned from this experience.  I’m sure there are some of you who will go without a […]

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5 Ways to Ensure Good Nutrition at Daycare

June 10, 2009
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Photo source: woodleywonderworks on Flickr This is a guest post by TwinToddlersDad who writes a blog on toddler nutrition at Littlestomaks.com. You can follow him on Twitter at @TwinToddlersDad. Last week, Pediatrician Dr. Joanna Dolgoff offered a few ideas for managing concerns about the quality of daycare food on my Ask the Expert column. She […]

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