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What’s for breakfast? {Back to School}

Every night before bed I call for my “three little duckies,” and soon we can hear their footsteps running up the stairs. Moments later they will all line up in the kitchen, oldest to youngest, to collect their Flintstones gummy vitamins. Two for the oldest… two for the middle… one for the ‘baby’. Like clockwork they will […]

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Satisfying Your Sweet Tooth

We all want to help our children develop good eating habits. However, let me be honest by saying my sweet tooth is HUGE and my willpower is teeny-tiny. Can you relate? My main weaknesses are pop and ice cream. So, how do I guide my children to make good choices without feeling like I’m depriving […]

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Frosting for Frosting-Haters!

Cake, frosting, and just about everything involved with those two “tasty” words are treats I avoid. I am not on a crazy diet, nor do I have food allergies. As far as I can remember, I have never had a bad experience with these two foods. For some reason, I am in the small percentage […]

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Flipping Out

My daughter and I are both early risers. Not to be confused with being a “morning person,” however, I need my space and coffee in the morning. My daughter understands this and lovingly gives me approximately 17 minutes before she begins pestering me with requests for food, drink, and entertainment. I’ve learned to satisfy all […]

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Meatless Meals

Meatless Meals

It’s that time of year when fish sticks are starting to be everywhere at the grocery store – the start of Lent, when lots of Christians give up meat on Fridays. Even if observing Lent is not part of your family’s traditions, there are lots of great health reasons to make at least one meatless […]

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Weeknight Comfort Food: Real, Fast

If you’re like me, you are probably knee-deep in holiday baking, party spreads laden with gooey, cheesy dips, and family dinners with more side dishes than you eat all year. All of this celebr(eat)ing leaves me feeling more sluggish than festive and in need of some “real food” that is still comforting enough to serve […]

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