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Debunking Myths About Food Safety in the Home

Debunking Myths About Food Safety in the Home

  Many of us grew up thawing frozen meat on the counter and keeping leftovers far too long.  Times have changed. Now that I’m a mom, I make an effort to serve my family only food that I’m sure is safe. The USDA has food safety recommendations to help us keep our families safe from the unfortunate side affects of unsafe food preparation (such as food poisoning). But it isn’t always easy to know what is safe? For … Read entire article »

Filed under: Charity, Cleaning, Cooking, Featured, Feeding, Food, Germ Protection, News, Nutrition, Recipes, Safety, Socially Conscious, Uncategorized

Tips to Fight the “Food Fits” with Guest Blogger Joey Fortman of Real Mom Media

Tips to Fight the “Food Fits” with Guest Blogger Joey Fortman of Real Mom Media

Now that kids are back to school and life is in full force it’s totally time to get down to business with the meals. I try as hard as possible to keep my son healthy, especially since I grew up battling the bulge. It’s not always an easy task to get your kids to really and truly understand the value of health and eating well! And if your house is like mine, you’re always fighting … Read entire article »

Filed under: Advice, Body After Baby, Feeding, Food, Guest Writers, Health, Mommy Blogs, Nutrition, Parenting, Pre-schoolers, School Aged Children, Tips, Uncategorized

Save on MAM Anti-Colic Baby Bottles

Save on MAM Anti-Colic Baby Bottles

MAM Anti-Colic bottles are a favorite of both breastfeeding moms and bottle-feeding moms. One of the main reasons is MAM’s unique “Silk Nipple.” This extra-soft nipple makes the switch between breast and bottle easier than using a traditional (harder) silicone nipple. While I was breastfeeding, I worried about nipple confusion even though I wanted my husband’s help with nighttime feedings. Thankfully, our baby was able to switch easily from bottle to breast using the MAM Anti-Colic bottle. We were … Read entire article »

Filed under: Baby Gear, Baby Gifts, Breastfeeding, Coupons, Featured, Feeding, Gift Ideas, Nutrition, Registry Pick

Smash Your Food

Smash Your Food

First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign has raised awareness about the problem of childhood obesity. A new app called Smash Your Food, now available in the Apple App Store for $2.99, aims to make it easier for parents and kids to learn about healthy foods together. Smash Your Food was the winner of Michelle Obama’s “Apps For Healthy Kids” National Contest and was selected from hundreds of submitted games by industry leaders, including Mark Pincus, … Read entire article »

Filed under: Advice, Educational, Featured, Feeding, Food, Nutrition, Parenting

Dr Browns Feeding System

Dr Browns Feeding System

I recently received several of Dr Browns feeding items. I’ve been using them with my son and am so very impressed with the quality and ease of all of the products. My son was 100% breastfed up until 6 months when we starting introducing solids.  He absolutely refused every bottle that I tried.  Of course I wanted him to be able to eat if I had to run out so I continued in my quest to … Read entire article »

Filed under: 00-06 Months, 06-12 Months, Feeding, Food, Nutrition

Water Bottles of Steel

Water Bottles of Steel

Looking for stainless steel water bottle alternatives for your family?  Unlike aluminum, stainless steel does not require a liner.  While it used to be difficult to find stylish, BPA-free options for kids and the rest of the family, there are now a whole host of products available.  We’ll be reviewing a few metal bottles for kids in the upcoming months and updating this post and there will be some giveaways, too. Contests: EarthLust (Ends September 10, 2009) 1. … Read entire article »

Filed under: Eco-Friendly, Featured, Feeding, Hip Find

Healthier Hotdogs and Hamburgers: Organic Grass-Fed Beef

Healthier Hotdogs and Hamburgers: Organic Grass-Fed Beef

You probably already know that organic meat is free of antibiotics or synthetic growth hormones and is more nutritious for your family, especially for children and pregnant moms, but you may have had trouble locating quality organic meat at your local grocer or butcher. While a trip to an organic farm is a great learning experience, it may not be a practical way to do your weekly or even special occasion grocery shopping. At Greensbury Market, … Read entire article »

Filed under: Eco-Friendly, Featured, Feeding, Food, Gift Ideas, Hip Find, Made in the USA, Nutrition, Organic, Summer

Little Chefs Cook Chinese

Little Chefs Cook Chinese

In addition to being a great cook, my mother taught Spanish and Italian.  I have many fond childhood memories of cooking with my mother. I remember making flan, crepes, pasta, pizza and all sorts of different foods. I traveled around the world by way of my kitchen.  Cooking encouraged a love of languages, and I grew up to be an adventurous eater. I’ve traveled around the world, and I’ve tried all sorts of exotic and delicious foods.  If … Read entire article »

Filed under: Books, Books (Activities), Books (Pre-School), Books (Recipes), Books (School Aged), Cookbooks, Educational, Featured, Feeding, Food, Gift Ideas, Nutrition, Pre-schoolers, School Aged Children

Pump It Up!

Pump It Up!

As a breastfeeding mom, I’m really attached to my baby in the literal sense. Newborns need to eat frequently, with some “dining at mom’s” every two hours or so.  If you want to breastfeed and go back to work, go out on a child-free date with your husband, or just have someone else take one of those night feedings, you need to pump and store your milk.  Here are some of my favorite picks for … Read entire article »

Filed under: Breastfeeding, Feeding, Maternity, Momma Gotta Have, Uncategorized

Kids in the Kitchen: Learning Tower Discount Code and Contest

Kids in the Kitchen: Learning Tower Discount Code and Contest

The kitchen is the heart of the home. In most households, family life centers around the kitchen. It’s where we cook, eat, play and work. And kids like to be where the action is. (Need proof? I’m typing this blog post at my kitchen table while my son plays on the floor next to me with a bunch of Tupperware containers and a wooden spoon!) If you love cooking, the Learning Tower from Little Partners is a must have ($200 at … Read entire article »

Filed under: 0-5 (By Age Group), Art, Baby Gifts, Chanukah, Christmas, Contests, Cooking, Coupons, Developmental Toys, Educational, Feeding, Gift Ideas, Momma Gotta Have, Pre-schoolers, School Aged Children, Seasonal, Toddlers