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5 Ways To Sneak Vegetables In Your Kid's Food

5 ways to sneak vegetables in your kid's food

Do you struggle to get your kids to eat their veggies? It can be difficult sometimes, especially if you have a picky eater. There are lots of great suggestions to get your kids to try new things, and one of our favorite tricks to is to sneak the veggies in where they can’t see them! Making things that taste great but sneak in goodness is a parenting win for sure. Here’s how!

Finding a Home for Your Stepfamily

Finding a Home for Your Stepfamily

You've got a brand new family configuration, and you're starting a brand new life. Almost everybody says, and I agree, that it's best if you can start all this freshness in a new, neutral place. When you all move to a new place, you'll have these advantages:

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Healthy Cooking

Healthy Cooking

Recipe Modification: Getting Started
Making a few easy substitutions and using healthful cooking techniques can help you rejuvenate your favorite family recipes. There is no single way to change a recipe, but making small changes here and there can make big differences nutritionally.

Essential: Just as important as having the right ingredients is having the correct utensils for cooking healthier. Get a good quality set of nonstick skillets, baking pans, and saucepans so you can sauté and bake without having to add extra fat.

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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.

by: Marc Broussard

The Ultimate Guide to Backyard Camping This Summer

Backyard camping guide for summer 2020 staycation

As the country slowly reopens, parents are trying to figure out the annual summer vacation. With social distancing still imperative, backyard camping makes for an ideal family staycation.

While you might not be able to camp in the forest, or make new friends over a nightly campfire, you will avoid noisy campsite neighbors, enjoy an extremely inexpensive “getaway” and have access to indoor plumbing. The trade off might not be so bad after all.

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.

Updated: January 23, 2020

The Sandy Bottom Orchestra: Activity Guide

The Sandy Bottom Orchestra: Activity Guide

Sandy_Orch.gifThese activities will get your summer going with a BANG!

  • Prepare a festive food that reminds you of the summer. You might slice a chilled watermelon or make a cold pitcher of lemonade. Serve up some ice cream in honor of the Sandy Bottom Dairy.

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    New Tastes

    New Tastes

    Time

    • 5 to 10 minutes

    Materials

    • Food toppings like grated cheese, yogurt, raisins, popcorn, salsa, or guacamole

    Directions

    Try broadening your finicky child's menu while aiding good choices by offering familiar toppings to new or less desirable foods. For example, your child might choose to sprinkle popcorn onto vegetable or pea soup or coconut onto squash.

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    Pre-K

    Pre-K
    Updated: March 31, 2021

    75 Activities for Kids at Home

    75 Activities to do at Home_Featured

    Without packed schedules, school, sports, friends and clubs, filling our days with our kids at home can feel daunting. Read the list below so that you’ll be confident and prepared with these indoor activities for the next time you hear, “I’m bored!” These indoor activities are perfect for playtime, during a break from distance learning, or even on the weekends.

    Airplane Travel with the Kids

    Airplane Travel with the Kids

    Fear of flying? Many parents rapidly develop this syndrome when they consider the challenges of flying with their kids. In reality, flying with kids is easier than driving with them (and driving is something you do every day). As with any other form of travel, the secret is preparation. As you begin your preparation, here are a few special tips for keeping your children well behaved high in the sky:

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    How to Make Baby's Mealtime Easier

    How to Make Baby's Mealtime Easier

    From the beginning, try to offer your baby a degree of independence when feeding him. Letting your baby feed himself (or at least take part in feedings) not only gives him a degree of independence, it's also a great way to improve his hand-eye coordination and overall manual dexterity. The food that makes it all the way into your baby's mouth and then down to his stomach serves as a positive reward for your baby's efforts to coordinate hand, eye, and mouth.

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    Giving Your Baby Solid Foods for the First Time

    Giving Your Baby Solid Foods for the First Time

    When giving your baby solid foods for the first time, take it slow and easy. Your child is not likely to sit down to three square meals of carbohydrates, fruits and vegetables, and protein. First foods are only intended to supplement, not instantly replace, bottle- or breast-feeding.

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    Dietary Tips for Nursing Mothers

    Dietary Tips for Nursing Mothers

    Significant hormonal shifts go on in your body when your milk comes in for the first time, and this is often compounded by difficulties in establishing a nursing routine. Midwives jokingly refer to the forgetfulness and moodiness many new mothers experience as "milk-brain." Some women become weepy during this time. Be patient and expect the nursing relationship to take a few weeks to establish.

    Avoid acidic and gas-producing foods for the first few weeks postpartum.

    Get Set for Pregnancy: Prepare Your Body

    Lifestyle Changes When Preparing Your Body for Pregnancy

    Get Set for Pregnancy: Prepare Your Body

    Hey Mom!

    If you get pregnant while taking birth control pills, don't worry that they will affect the health of your baby. Babies born to moms who were taking oral contraceptives at the time of conception are at no higher risk for birth defects than any other babies.

    Like any other system in your body, the reproductive system needs to be in good shape to work properly. So before you plunge into pregnancy, take some time to get into top form.

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    Holiday Logistics for Stepfamilies

    Holiday Logistics for Stepfamilies

    So who's gonna spend the holiday where? Sometimes holiday plans are predetermined by custody agreements, but sometimes there's flexibility built in. If you've got some options, discuss them with the kids and try to be flexible about their desires. Rigidity won't help.

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    Updated: December 14, 2021

    25 Fun Things to do on Father's Day

    Father's Day Activities

    That special Sunday in June, Father’s Day, is a wonderful opportunity for older and younger kids to show dad how much they love him. Looking for simple and meaningful Father's Day activities that will help you bond with your dad? Check out these fun father-son and father-daughter activities for children of all ages and dads with all different interests. You're sure to make lasting memories!

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