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Fending Off Preschooler Food Fits

Fending Off Preschooler Food Fits

Now that he can better communicate his eating preferences, your child may hassle you more than ever about eating. Children who regularly refuse food at mealtimes or demand diversions such as television and toys in order to eat are prone to what I have come to call food fits: They use food to gain attention and to manipulate their parents and caregivers. When adults chronically cave in to crying, screaming children, they perpetuate this behavior. Children crave attention of any type.

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Anesthesia for Pain Relief

Effects of General Anesthesia on You and Your Baby

This type of regional anesthesia involves injecting a local anesthetic into the vagina where the pudendal nerves are located to reduce pain in the vagina and perineum. The pudendal needle is quite long and thick, so before the injection is given, a cold anesthetic spray is applied to the area. The anesthetic has no effect on the baby and can be used with other medications. It takes effect very quickly and is sometimes used just before birth to aid an assisted forceps delivery.

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Set Up Healthy Patterns

Set Up Healthy Patterns

The psychology of food is a huge and complex subject. But you know yourself that there's a strong relationship between your food and your emotions. From wanting comfort foods when you're ill to rewarding yourself with a chocolate bar at the end of a grueling day, the way we feel and what we eat are closely interlinked.

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by: Katy Abel

Top 10 Packable Lunches Kids Love

Easy Packable School Lunches

They want to eat: Peanut butter and fluff. Cupcakes with squiggles. Zero veggies.

You want them to eat: Turkey on whole wheat. An apple. Pretzels.

After dealing with back-to-school battles over homework and bedtime, many moms would rather surrender than fight over what kids eat (or throw away) in the school cafeteria. The good news: It's easier than ever to think outside the lunch box when it comes to food. It doesn't have to be a choice between what's good for your kids and what's fun to eat.

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Updated: May 15, 2019

How to Freeze and Thaw Leftovers to Reduce Waste

Freezing and Thawing Foods

Have you ever been left with so many leftovers after a party or a big dinner that there's no way you'd ever be able to eat them all before they go bad? (Or before you got sick of eating the same thing over and over again?)

You can greatly the extend the life of your food — even food that's already been cooked — by storing it in the freezer. You just need to make sure you're packaging it right and that you thaw and reheat it fully before eating it again. Here's some tips on how to safely freeze, thaw, and reheat foods.

Boys and Their Friends

Boys and Their Friends

Boys, like girls, crave connection and belonging. Like all of us, boys need friends, suffer when they don't believe they have any, and agonize over the ups and downs of relationships. Many adults believe that somehow boys need friends less than girls do; the myth of the stoic male has intruded even into childhood.

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Updated: May 15, 2019

Stupendous Sandcastles

Stupendous Sandcastles

An Imagination Station Activity

Materials needed:

  • Sand
  • Water
  • Patience
  • Pail or bucket
  • Shovel or spade (optional)
  • Plastic knife, and spoon (optional)
Few things make a longer lasting impression than great sandcastles. Memories of individual summers may fade, but the recollections of the castles of summer will stay with us to the end of our days.

A Family Project

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Assessing Your Spending and Saving Habits

Assessing Your Spending and Saving Habits

One of the reasons couples disagree about money is that money means different things to each of them. For some people, money provides a sense of security, of being taken care of; this kind of person would tend to be cautious about spending money and would try hard to put money in the bank. For others, money provides a sense of freedom; they might exercise a more carefree attitude. Of course, most of us fall somewhere in between.

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Updated: April 23, 2022

150 Would You Rather Questions for Kids (& Free Printable)

the ultimate list of would you rather questions

If family dinnertime conversation is falling short, these fun and silly "Would You Rather?" questions are a great way to get everyone talking.

More: Family Dinners: The Recipe for Connectedness

Ever played the “Would You Rather?” game with your family or friends? We love this game because it appeals to all ages. You can play it with everyone from toddlers through grandparents, and learn something new about your loved ones.

Scheduling Time for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Scheduling Time for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

What kind of an eating schedule are you on? Do you make time in your day for breakfast, lunch, and dinner; or do you run on empty until dinner and then pig out from starvation? Everyone has his own eating regimen—some better than others. You should be fueling your body throughout the day when you need the energy.

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Getting to Know Food

Where food comes from

Getting to Know Food

The objects on the trees were apples, but how would Hayley have known? Until her first outing to a local farm, she thought apples came in a bag from the supermarket.

Few of us grew up on a farm, but it seems like we know more about where food comes from than our children do, or will in the future. In this grab-and-go world, highly processed convenience foods are the norm for kids, who often don't have a clue about the origins of what they are eating.

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Keeping Your Cat's Weight Under Control

Keeping Your Cat's Weight Under Control

Excess weight contributes to many serious health problems and shortens life, in cats as in people. Except in very rare cases, overweight is the result of overeating. Several factors determine the amount of food your kitten or cat needs:

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Updated: March 2, 2021

The Best Foods for Baby-Led Weaning

The Best Foods for Baby-Led Weaning

There are many choices when it comes to how to feed our little ones. Often, moms are so consumed by feeding in the first few months of a baby’s life - whether it be through breastfeeding, coordinating bottles, pumping, or a hybrid of any and all options - that the introduction to solid foods can sneak up on us. An approach to the introduction of solid food called baby-ledweaningis a wonderful option to consider, but it’s one that takes a bit of time and research to get fully acquainted with.

Breastfeeding Diet and Health Basics

Breastfeeding Diet and Health Basics

Time Out for Mom
With all that you have to do in a day, it's easy to see why you put taking care of yourself at the bottom of the list. Yet, ignoring your needs is actually counterproductive, especially for nursing mothers. Successful breastfeeding depends largely on how Mom treats herself. A poor diet, too little sleep, and too much stress can reduce the quality and quantity of your milk supply. Here are the basics of self-care for postpartum women.

Solving the Dinnertime Dilemma

Solving the Dinnertime Dilemma

I 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, healthy meal for Tom and myself. Throughout the day, the dietitian in me has kept mental tabs on what each child has eaten and what remains to be consumed at dinner.

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In-Laws from a Different Culture

In-Laws from a Different Culture

Words to the Wise

Among people from Hispanic backgrounds, it is good manners for friends to embrace and simultaneously pat each other on the back. This is called the abrazo.

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Your Mother Is Driving Me Crazy!

Your Mother Is Driving Me Crazy!

According to popular myth, mothers-in-law are meddling, overbearing, and impossible creatures out to wreck an otherwise wonderful marriage. They think they are always right and that it's their job to always tell you the right way to do things (their way!). If this describes how you view your mother or mother-in-law, you probably feel she is interfering with your life rather than being helpful. However, if you would like your relationship with her to be different, read on.

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