3 Things Carb-Loving Children Wish Their Parents Knew

March 30, 2016
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This is part of an ongoing series on moderation. It’s in preparation for my next book and includes expert interviews, the latest research and expert tips. Sign up for my updates to get these posts and subscriber discounts including FREE e-book offers. You serve dinner with all the food groups and your kids first reach […]

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Transform Your Family’s Food Culture with this 4-Step Mindful Strategy

March 15, 2016
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This is part of an ongoing series on moderation. It’s in preparation for my next book and includes expert interviews, the latest research and expert tips. Sign up for my updates to get these posts and subscriber discounts including FREE e-book offers. Have you ever thought about your family’s unique food culture? Does everyone enjoy […]

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Dinner Rotation: February-March

March 2, 2016
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We are moving right into Spring! One change to my dinner rotation is “No Meat Fridays” because we are Catholic and observe Lent. This thrills me as I love vegetarian meals and my husband has to be supportive. Last Friday, we tried something I’ve been wanting to do for a while: salad bar night. Little […]

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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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5 Truths About Food Addiction Most People Don’t Know

February 10, 2016
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“These cookies are so addicting! I could never keep them in my house.” That’s what the woman at the party said to me as she reached for another helping of double chocolate chip cookies. When it comes to children, parents are acutely aware of the food addiction phenomenon too. I often get emails from parents […]

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If You Want to Raise a Healthy Child, You Need to Do THIS

January 28, 2016
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Several months ago Big A started going in her brother’s room to jump on his bed. She eventually started referring to it as her morning jumping, afternoon jumping and nighttime jumping. Apparently, his bed was bouncier than hers. But when we discovered what happened as a result of this jumping, a hole in the mattress, […]

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The Real Reason Family Dinners are So Important [Guest Post]

January 20, 2016
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This is a guest post from Katja Leccisi, MS, RDN, author of How to Feed Your Kids: Four Steps to Raising Healthy Eaters. This short and concise book is perfect for busy parents who want simplified and credible information on feeding kids. Katja believes feeding kids is about nourishing the body and spirit, not just […]

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5 Surprising Ways Moderate Eaters Think

January 13, 2016
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The beginning of this year, I’m focusing on all things moderation. From how to incorporate it into your eating, the health benefits, and how to teach moderation to kids. It’s also the topic for my next book. I get the impression that people either don’t believe moderation is possible or that it is the process […]

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Homemade Blueberry Waffles [Recipe]

January 5, 2016
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While I make homemade waffles every now and then, I don’t really have a go-to favorite. So sometimes I buy the Kashi blueberry waffles and my kids love them. But now that I’m concentrating on breakfast, I want a Tried and True base waffle recipe. The idea is to stock up on these during prep […]

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7 BIG Lessons I Learned in 2015

December 28, 2015
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It’s the time of year when I review the closing year while making plans for the new one. I feel like this was a big growth year for me, both professionally and personally. I learned some important lessons I plan to apply in 2016. 1. Write it down The process I detail in What to Cook […]

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