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Jessica Alba; a mom with “All the Time in the World”

Jessica Alba with co-stars in Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D In talking to actress Jessica Alba, you get a sense of a down-to-earth mother who gives a high priority to her family. In a phone interview she gave recently to a group of other mom/family bloggers, she said that she […]

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Tips for cooking with kids

Thank you to Emily Patterson, Communications Coordinator of Primrose Schools. I felt this article had some great points! In the picture, you see a 2 year old helping out with the prep (with broccoli of all things!). I personally feel that when kids are young, it’s much easier to have them in the kitchen where […]

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Think your kids won’t eat tofu and kale?

My children continue to amaze me with what the eat. Last night, it was sautéed dino kale with Italian white beans (the really big ones), both from Half Moon Bay’s Iacopi Farms and strips of tofu (Hodosoy‘s Yuba) topped with freshly grated parmesan cheese. I joked with one friend on Facebook “When did I become […]

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The 5 best kitchen utensils for a parent

Ok, I will admit. I’m a gadget girl. My kitchen is fairly well stocked but I don’t have everything. A few years ago, a good friend said I had to have a crock pot. I remember fighting it…until I used it. Bought one a week later. I’m doing my best to not feel the need […]

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Healthy school lunch ideas for kids

Ham “sushi” roll-ups with a little bit of everything(Here’s my review of the eco friendly lunch containers I love to pack lunches in.) The other day, when I was making lunch for my 2 children, aged 6 and 4, I started thinking about healthy lunches since people often ask me for ideas. That day, I […]

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Surviving travel with your family

When you travel with children, especially between time zones, you might have to make adjustments to your routine. After taking a couple of trips with my young kids, I’ve learned a few things that hopefully can help you. Get Them on The Time Zone ASAP When the kids were very young and we traveled to […]

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Pumpkin Cream Cheese Recipe

I created this recipe in hopes of it being a big hit at our local festival. I was co-chairing a food booth for my son’s school and I thought this would fly off of the proverbial shelves. A combination of bad location and signage led to less than enthusiastic results. However, on the upside, I […]

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Supermarket Shopping Tips

What type of experience do you have in the supermarket? Are you frazzled and exhausted or relaxed and calm? Your experience can be determined by whether you: have children with you (“no, you can’t have that cereal.”) are in a hurry (“why can’t I find the soy milk??!! Why am I in the slow line […]

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Healthy Lemonade Recipe

My kids and I made this one day when they asked for lemonade. Making a simple syrup can be time consuming so I opted for the agave nectar. This lemonade is not too sweet and the fresh lemon gives it a nice tart flavor. We also served this at pre-school. The 3 to 5 yr […]

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No Time to Cook

The other night, we had eaten a late lunch. The kids didn’t eat that much (do Christmas cookies count?). So, around 5:30, I looked in the freezer. Lucky for me, I had just been to Trader Joe’s. I love their spinach lasagna and used to feed it to the kids when they were younger when […]

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