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Post-Dinner Snack Attack

Post-Dinner Snack Attack

Every other Monday is a marathon in our house. I get my daughter off the bus for dance class and then return to the studio to pick her up and whisk her off to Brownies. After trying to coordinate schedules that seem more complicated than international peace talks, her Chinese lesson ended up starting at 6:30 pm. So, dinner has to be early that day. Both kids are in piano on another day of the … Read entire article »

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Eat Like a Dino and 5 Other Ways to Introduce Kids to New Foods

Eat Like a Dino and 5 Other Ways to Introduce Kids to New Foods

My first child ate everything but I knew not to take credit for that. Some kids are just more cautious than others about new foods. Sure enough, my second (and now third) kids required more coaxing to get a balanced diet. My second child loves dinosaurs and when he was a kid, we would tell him his veggies were dino food! If he was a tyrannosaurus, those vegetables became his prey. We would encourage him to … Read entire article »

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5 Ways to Get a Few More Winks on Weekend Mornings

5 Ways to Get a Few More Winks on Weekend Mornings

When my first was a toddler and I was pregnant with my second, I would have done almost anything for a few extra minutes of shut-eye. I heard a story about a mom who was so desperate, she let her kids draw on her arms while she took a nap. We tried something less drastic. We stashed little baskets of special toys around the room for “quiet play.” One time we woke up to hundreds … Read entire article »

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