Gingerbread Man Pancakes

Gingerbread Man Pancakes

What better way to celebrate a merry Christmas morning than with these festive gingerbread pancakes? The warm, spicy aroma of gingerbread batter cooking in coconut oil on the skillet may actually lure your children away from the tree and into the kit ...
Gluten-Free Kid Food Favorites

Gluten-Free Kid Food Favorites

Birthday parties, field trips and other childhood pleasures can be a minefield of potential health dangers if your child has gluten intolerance. Most parents will pack along a safe-to-consume food alternative but if the “special” cupcake ...
5 Terrific Teacher Gifts

5 Terrific Teacher Gifts

They teach our children left from right, fractions from percentages, similes from metaphors. They teach them how to speak in an “inside voice” and to raise their hands instead of shouting out the answers. And if you’ve got little o ...
Holiday Meals With Kids: A Survival Guide

Holiday Meals With Kids: A Survival Guide

In an ideal world, Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner would be a warm, festive experience, where everyone remains sober, no one brings up old family feuds, and children sit with their napkins in their laps and chew with their mouths closed. I wish this ...
Thanksgiving Meatloaf Cupcakes

Thanksgiving Meatloaf Cupcakes

I’ve noticed a trend among my brood on Thanksgiving: the adults will drool over the usual, traditional fare””turkey, gravy, vegetables, potatoes””but the kids pick at their plates and save their appetites and enthusiasm for dessert. ...
Natural Ways to Lose the Lice

Natural Ways to Lose the Lice

I don’t know about you, but when I was a kid back in the 1980s, a diagnosis of head lice meant suffocating your teddy bears and blankets in giant, air-tight trash bags, being doused with an awful-smelling shampoo that came in an amber glass bot ...
Ready, Set…Get Pregnant!

Ready, Set…Get Pregnant!

I don’t know about you, but I went from living in mordant fear of an unplanned pregnancy to raging, relentless baby fever, pretty much over night–only to discover it takes a whole lot more than just wanting a baby (and not using birth con ...