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Think motherhood is hard? Try doing it flat on your back. I had just drifted off into a groggy half-sleep in my hospital bed when the phone jolted me back into consciousness. It was my husband, calling on his way back from picking our three-year-old son Luke up from preschool. “The teacher says Luke’s pants […]

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Kids Cook for Your Next Game Day Party

Ready to for the big game this weekend? If you’d like to spend more time watching the game than cooking for it, turn some of the kitchen tasks over to your kids. Of course some of the trickier jobs are better for older kids, but there are jobs that’ll work for even the littlest tykes […]

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5 (Doable) New Year’s Family Food Resolutions

You know those New Year’s eating resolutions that you start out making – like eliminating all added sugar – that turn out to be really, really hard to keep? Sure, resolutions are aspirational, but they’re also arbitrary. If you set the bar too high, they can lead to discouragement and – worst case scenario – […]

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Thanksgiving, Done Simply. For Real.

Thanksgiving already?!? But – but – we’re still trying to come up with creative Halloween recipes! As of this writing it’s two days before Thanksgiving and we’ve done nothing – nothing – whatsoever to prepare for a dinner for nine. Grocery shopping will have to happen after work; pies and rolls will be store-bought. But […]

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Lazy Mom’s School Lunch Guide

Back to school…school lunch…zzzzz. Wait – where was I? Sorry, my bad. Even though this is supposedly a blog about nutritious kids’ food, the thought of making school lunches always puts me to sleep. (If I’m going to be in the kitchen, I’d much rather be carving watermelons or making a Tim Burton pie.) Even […]

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A Kid’s Salad

With all of that “green stuff,” salad can be a tough sell for many kids. Last week we worked our way around the problem by making a tasty summer bread salad. This week we tried a different tactic with our slightly picky (OK, let’s say “selective”) 9-year-old: We put him entirely in charge of creating […]

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