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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” ...
How to Make Organic Salt Dough Ornaments

How to Make Organic Salt Dough Ornaments

One year, my sister and I made salt dough ornaments with our mom. Homemade snowmen, Christmas trees, stars and candy canes adorned our tree that year. Those that survived two small children and a mischievous cat became a part of our tree decor for ye ...
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. ...
Teaching Kids to Make Healthy Choices

Teaching Kids to Make Healthy Choices

I grew up in the “˜80s ““ the era of fruit punch and boxed mac and cheese. I didn’t give much thought to what was good or bad for me. My single, working mom, an avid veggie lover and modernized hippie, cooked homemade meals when she ...