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Getting to Know Food

Where food comes from

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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Stepparenting: A Smooth-Sailing Household

Stepparenting: A Smooth-Sailing Household

How will your new household be run? Many experts suggest establishing guidelines for important family behaviors, especially divisions of labor and difficult areas such as telephone courtesy and mealtimes.

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Positive Body Image: 5 Steps to Get There Now

Positive Body Image

Summer is upon us, which usually means bathing suits, tiny shorts and overuse of the phrase "beach body" by every fitness and diet commercial out there.

If you're struggling with body image issues, particularly after having a baby, summer can be pretty tough.

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Tips on Beginning Solid Foods

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Tips on Beginning Solid Foods

Babies usually start eating true solid foods just around six months, and it's not recommended they start before that. There are many reasons for this, but in a nutshell, it's about baby's digestive tract being fully developed, choking hazards, allergies, and the simple fact that you could overfeed your baby.

Raising Your Adopted Child: Problems

Raising Your Adopted Child: Problems

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An adoption issue is a problem that preoccupies and distresses an adopted child and is related to adoption. For example, fear that a birthparent might kidnap the child is an adoption issue.

So what is not an adoption issue? Any problem not related to the adoption. For example, a child who is temperamentally shy or a child who hates his teacher isn't experiencing an adoption issue. Remember, many problems adopted kids experience have nothing to do with being adopted.

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Parenting as Partners: Family Vacations

Parenting as Partners: Family Vacations

Think Twice

Don't assume that what is fun for the two of you will be fun for your children. If you consider your children's needs when you make your vacation plans, then the whole family will have a good time.

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Braving the Buffet Properly

Braving the Buffet Properly

The buffet meal scene may resemble the siege of the Bastille. Somehow, ordinarily sensible people seem to think the food will be taken away before they get some or that others will take all of the food, leaving them to starve.

This irrational approach results in the two major buffet blunders: approaching the table too quickly and putting too much food on your plate.

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Updated: July 20, 2021

8 Fun Food Activities for Kids

8 Fun Food Activities

Editor’s Note: This post is sponsored.

Summertime can be a stressful time for parents and kids. We find ourselves with bored kids on our hands and are always on the lookout for fun hands-on activities to keep them engaged. No one wants to be doing tedious worksheets and flashcards, and even though summer is about being outdoors and playing, we occasionally need a break from physical activity and a chance to cool off inside.

Updated: May 15, 2019

Breastfeeding Basics

Breastfeeding Basics

Breastfeeding is a pretty tricky business for most new moms. How do you get that small squirming creature to behave? Plus, you can't "see" what's going in. I found reassurance in taking constant notes: what time my son ate, for how long, from which side, and how many wet diapers he had.

Looking for reassurances? Dr. Hank Bernstein, a top pediatrician at Boston's Children's Hospital, answers basic questions about breastfeeding below.

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Updated: February 12, 2020

How to Use Your Family Vacation to Spark Inspiration and Learning in Kids

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Have kids, will travel. Just like backpacks, kids can be transported from one place to another. (Although chances are, unlike your kids, your backpack doesn’t whine, “I’m bored!” or “I’m hungry!”) Family vacations can be more than just lounging on the beach, roasting marshmallows at a cabin near the lake, and visiting out-of-town relatives (not that there is anything wrong with that!) There are so many ways to make your annual family gathering educational and, of course, fun.

Updated: April 22, 2022

5 Ways to Get Your Picky Eater to Gobble Up His Meals

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You've made a fabulous dinner complete with creative, kid-friendly finger foods, and then it happens; the stare down. A tiny voice declares, "Mom, I am not eating that!" as her nose wrinkles. Picky eaters are tough to please, so now it's time to get a little extra creative in the kitchen.

Updated: June 28, 2021

A Summer Activities Bucket List for Kids & Families

kids summer bucket list activities

It’s finally summer! Your kids have anxiously been awaiting a season of fun, and there are a string of long, empty days ahead just waiting to be filled. If you need a little inspiration, here’s a list of activities to keep your whole family busy and entertained no matter what kind of day you are looking to have.

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Family Travel with an ASD Child

Family Travel with an ASD Child

Traveling can be trying even at the best of times when you have small children. Traveling with a child with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can be even more of a challenge. Airports and train stations are areas that involve lots of waiting. Leaving the security of home for a new place can be off-putting for a child with autism. How you prepare your child depends on his age and how the ASD affects him.

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Updated: May 15, 2019

Healthy Holiday Snacks

Healthy Holiday Snacks

Get your kids into a festive spirit this year, and give them some delicious, healthy treats with our easy-to-make holiday snacks. The three quick recipes below save time, help your children avoid extra fat and calories, and provide ample opportunities for creativity! So let the fun begin!

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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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