February 28, 2018

A mother (or father) is somehow able to delude herself on occasion that THIS new recipe for dinner is going to be met with delighted squeals of joy from her sweet children.  What is she thinking???  An unfamiliar food presented to a young child is the first rule of thi...

November 21, 2017

As I headed to the supermarket this week to buy copious amounts of butter and cream, I caught a snippet of a radio interview that covered “ways to make Thanksgiving a bit healthier.”  The moment they suggested substituting applesauce for butter I had to turn it off.  D...

September 1, 2017

If I see another link with cute lunch box ideas my head might explode.  It’s not because they aren’t cute or colorful or healthy or because they look like way too much work (for the record, they do look a tad too much effort for me).  Instead it’s because we are spendi...

August 12, 2017

If you haven't had a chance yet this summer to get your children out on a farm picking their own fruit... what are you waiting for?

There's a lot more to picking fruit than you might at first think.  First, it is a wonderful way for children to see how and where ce...

July 14, 2017

When my friend Melissa reminded me that her grandmother had recently celebrated her 108th birthday, I had so many questions.

What did she grow up eating? What healthy habits did she pass on to her children?  Did she even have healthy eating habits?  And what if she live...

June 14, 2017

The first time I ever hosted a play date I was in a complete panic.  I cleaned the house from top to bottom, showered, changed my outfit about five times and even put on make-up (if you know me, that's highly unusual).  I was new to town and this play date wasn't just...

May 9, 2017

You know the scene.  You cooked dinner.  The kids refuse to eat it.  20 minutes later they say they are hungry.

What do you do?

You decide to stay strong.  You remind them that they just refused dinner twenty minutes ago because they weren't hungry.  This seems...

April 14, 2017

I'll just do it tomorrow.  

Anyone else out there coming up with a new business idea that gets you all excited?  But you don't know where to start?  And besides, there are other things that need to get done?  Like a paying job.  Or the laundry.  Or dinner.  Or a quick (...

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