book review

Inspired Family Breakfasts with Rise and Shine (Book Review and Giveaway)

September 14, 2016
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Compared to the Holy Grail of family dinners, breakfast is the forgotten meal. Maybe it’s because when kids are in school it needs to be fast and something that will fill them up. But it’s such a great opportunity to nourish and start the day on the right foot. Since revamping my dinners with last […]




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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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Science of Mom: Book Review and Giveaway

September 10, 2015
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I still remember what it felt like the year following the birth of my first baby. I  had to make all these important decisions while feeling a kind of tired I had never felt before. I glued myself to Baby Center reading debates about whether or not to let your child cry it out and get vaccines. […]

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Book Review & Giveaway: No Sweat

June 12, 2015
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Before I started Raise Healthy Eaters I briefly had a website called Do it Yourself Nutrition. While searching for article ideas, I ran across a study examining what motivates women to maintain exercise. I interviewed the author of the study, Michelle Segar, PhD, and we’ve been in contact ever since. She feels the same way […]




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Real Baby Food Review, Giveaway and Fajita Salad Recipe

May 1, 2015
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If your still in that baby or young toddler phase, I’ve got a book for you. It’s called Real Baby Food: Easy, All Natural Recipes for Your Baby and Toddler written by Jenna Helwig, food editor for Parents magazine, with help from Natalia Stasenko, MS, RD. What you will find, in addition to fresh, nutritious and […]




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Two Giveaways: Amanda’s Big Dream & First Bites

April 1, 2015
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I have two great books to briefly review and giveaway. The first, Amanda’s Big Dream, was mentioned in my post about talking to kids about weight. And the second, First Bites, is a cookbook for babies and toddlers.




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Book Review: Mindset

December 8, 2014
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I stumbled on Mindset: The New Psychology of Success while looking up books on education. And I’m so glad I did. This book has changed the way I interact with my children and even how I view myself. The message is very simple, but profound. Carol Dweck, psychology professor at Stanford University, details the difference […]




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Feeding Baby: Book Review and Giveaway

September 19, 2014
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It seems a lifetime ago that I was standing in the grocery store, panicked, talking to my mom friend about starting Big A on solids.  This is when I started to research feeding. It would have been nice to have Feeding Baby: Simple Approaches to Raising a Healthy Baby & Creating a Lifetime of Nutritious […]




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CookingLight Dinnertime Survival Guide: Book Review and Giveaway

April 23, 2014
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I’ve been eagerly anticipating the arrival of CookingLight Dinnertime Survival Guide: Feed Your Family, Save Your Sanity written by dietitian, Sally Kuzemchak. If you don’t know who she is, Sally is the blogger behind Real Mom Nutrition.  She shares her own challenges feeding her family with humor and grace — and offers realistic solutions. That’s what Dinnertime […]




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Book Review and Giveaway: Best Lunch Box Ever

August 12, 2013

Summer is coming to a close and it’s time to think about packing lunches again.  The challenging thing about packing lunches is you want to provide a variety but it also needs to be something your child accepts.  This combo can make it difficult to keep the variety coming instead of rotating the same few […]




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