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Birthday Party Ideas for Children

I thought I would try something different for my 3 year old’s birthday party. It was going to be small (just a few children along with the moms) and I didn’t want to spend all morning cooking. I’m always trying to find the balance of making something that tastes good that doesn’t require too much […]

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Feeding Children…and a Quick Salad Dressing Recipe

I was talking to a friend today about challenges we face when feeding our children. What they will and won’t eat, how much negotiation there can be, strategies when cooking or dining out, and how to get them to eat vegetables. It’s a constant challenge. Birthday parties, going out, marketing on tv, walking through the […]

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Soup is on

Many parents will tell me they have difficulty getting their children to eat vegetables. I have noticed the same thing even with my children but I notice it seems to change on a daily basis. Sometimes the 4 year old will eat a bowl of salad and won’t touch the meat. The next day he’s […]

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Hummus at Pre-school? Really??

This past year, I have been helping my son’s pre-school with their snack program. They went from goldfish and graham crackers to organic produce, yogurt fruit shakes and whole grain, high fiber crackers. The children are very happy and the parents are even happier. I have a philosophy about kids and eating. Don’t make assumptions. […]

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Birthday Cakes

As many mothers say, it seems just like yesterday when your children were born. My youngest turned 2 recently. I have started a tradition to make their birthday cakes. I always think of the cakes as being ‘silly’ but maybe the term should be festive. My mom made my cakes when I was growing up […]

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