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Monthly Meal Plan (October)

October 6, 2014
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It’s been really hot here and I’m hoping the temperature finally drops so it feels a little more like fall.  The mornings and evenings have been cooler though. Regardless of the weather, I love this time of year. Although it always makes me nervous to see Christmas decorations out already!! Big A’s birthday is Friday […]




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Monthly Meal Plan (June)

June 3, 2014
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There are only a couple more weeks of school left for us. Now that I have one kid in school, I can totally relate to this article about how parents feel at the beginning versus the end of school. It took almost 2 hours for Big A to finish her homework the other night, and […]




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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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Weekly Meal Plan: Monday November 4th

November 4, 2013
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I hope you all made it though Halloween and are enjoying the extra hour of sleep you gained!  I  had a crazy week with my last day of work.  But now I have a little more time.  And at least some of that time will be spent in the kitchen and blogging. We are taking […]




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Fearless Feeding Release Party (and Giveaway Finale)

April 19, 2013
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Today is the launch of Fearless Feeding! Thanks so much for going on this journey with me and Jill. In many ways, it’s just started. We hope Fearless Feeding will be the starting point for feeding kids:  a trusted, one-stop resource parents can use to help them make good decisions and feel confident about feeding.  […]




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Cheesy Pasta with Broccoli [Recipe]

March 5, 2013
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My site was down over the weekend so I apologize if anyone was trying to access it. While there were some hiccups during the site redesign, it is done now so check it out when you have time (for those of you who get my email newsletter just click through). I’m also extending the Fresh […]




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The Food Lover’s Healthy Habits Cookbook Review and Giveaway

December 31, 2012
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In my last post I discussed ways that parenting can help you overcome stumbling blocks to good health.  Today, I’m reviewing and giving away a book that deals with how to put healthy eating and activity into action. The Food Lover’s Healthy Habits Cookbook written by Janet Helm with Cooking Light,  is ideal for the […]




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Weekly Meal Plan: Tuesday October 9th

October 9, 2012
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We are coming off a jam-packed weekend, which is why this is going up on a Tuesday. Big A had her birthday parties (one with friends and the other with family) along with a slew of other activities. When the alarm when off on Monday at 5am, I simply couldn’t get up. So last night […]




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Weekly Meal Plan: Monday September 3rd

September 3, 2012
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Happy Labor Day! I’m planning like normal despite the holiday. This is a big week for us as Big A’s first day of Kindergarten is Tuesday. I feel like we are moving onto a whole new stage of parenting. Little D is finally potty trained, has transitioned to a big bed and moves up to […]




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Dieting Children, Cooking Light and News Round-Up

April 4, 2012
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I’m sure that by now you’ve heard of the Weight Watchers article in the April edition of Vogue where a mom puts her 7-year-old on a strict diet – and landed a book deal for her effort! Reading this article not only saddened me but reminded me how much “feeding education” there is to do. […]




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