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    Kitchen Magic for Easy Meals: 10 Uses For One Bag of Frozen Veggies
    Making easy family meals is a lot like the If You Give a Mouse a Cookie books... When you think of making easy family meals, the first thought is to reach for something ready-made. Your second thought is probably about the guilt that goes into se...
    Cara J. Stevens
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    4 Quick and Healthy Microwave Meals Teens Can Make Themselves
    Do you have a teen in the house? Then you know as well as anyone that teens are always hungry. And when it comes to busy teenagers, the microwave can be an amazing tool to whip up some delicious (and healthy) food on the fly. Not only is the micr...
    Rebecca Desfosse
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    How to Stick to a Healthy Diet When You’re a Parent on the Go
    You have to pick them both up from school. Then it’s the mad dash to her soccer game, and then right afterward, his swim meet. Once you get home, you’ll need to throw together a quick dinner and somehow allow enough time for homework and a re...
    Amy Magill
  • Easy Weeknight Crockpot Meals
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    7 Super Simple Crockpot Meals
    Are you looking for some quick and easy weeknight meals to feed your family? Look no further than the effortless art of slow cooking. While many people use the name Crock Pot to mean slow cooker, Crock Pot is actually the brand name -- just like ...
    Cara J. Stevens
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    Simplify Meal Time: Kid-Friendly Meals You Can Make in a Muffin Tin
    Kid-friendly meals that adults love too can seem like the Holy Grail of feeding a family. Either you find yourself eating mac and cheese and chicken fingers, or you end up making multiple meals customized to each person's age, taste, and dietary ...
    Cara J. Stevens
  • Easy One Pot Burrito Bowls
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    4 Quick and Easy One-Pot Meals Your Whole Family Will Love
    One Pot Burrito Bowls Instead of taco night, try out these easy one pot meals from I Heart Naptime. Cooking time: 20 minutes Serves: 6 Ingredients: 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/2 cup red bell pepper, diced 1/2 cup sweet onion, diced 1 pound g...
    Kelly Sundstrom
  • Teens Sharing Take Out Pizza
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    4 Quick and Healthy Microwave Meals Teens Can Make Themselves
    Do you have a teen in the house? Then you know as well as anyone that teens are always hungry. And when it comes to busy teenagers, the microwave can be an amazing tool to whip up some delicious (and healthy) food on the fly. Not only is the micr...
    Rebecca Desfosse
  • AAP Says Interactive Screen Time Could Be Healthy
    AAP Says Interactive Screen Time Can Be Healthy
    When it comes to screen time and kids, it isn't all bad news. The American Academy of Pediatrics offers guidelines on how to make screen time healthy and educational.
    Curious World
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    Midnight Feast
    Midnight FeastMaterials Feast food Directions This activity has to be done on a weekend or vacation when the family doesn't have to wake up for school or work. Someone needs to be the organizer of the feast. Decide on a place to have the feast: ...
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    Solving the Dinnertime Dilemma
    Solving the Dinnertime DilemmaI dread dinnertime. Without question, dinner is the most difficult meal of the day for me. It's when I juggle the nutritional needs and eating preferences of three children while trying to prepare an interesting, hea...
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    Dinner
    Setting the Table
    Setting the Table Materials Plates Silverware Napkins GlassesDirections When you aren't using your best china, have your child help you set the table. Have her count the number of people who will be eating, then count out the same number of kniv...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Preschooler's Busy Book
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    5 Easy Crockpot Recipes for Busy Moms
    When you're a mom on the go taking your kiddos to lessons, after-school classes, and sports, it can feel nearly impossible to prepare nourishing, homemade meals for your family on a regular basis. Well good news wondermom - utilizing that crockpo...
    Kelly Sundstrom