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Afternoon Munchies…

Afternoon Munchies…

… don’t we all get them? The afternoon is a time when I feel hungry and more likely to make poor choices. It’s also a time when I am more likely to give my kids anything they want, forgetting that a yummy dinner is just a few hours away. Here are a few things that have worked for me: Stock your house with lots of fruits and veggies every Sunday,…

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5 Ways to Enjoy Family Dinner

5 Ways to Enjoy Family Dinner

Do you ever have one of those nights where you have made an awesome dinner, it is ready and waiting on the table, but one child is outside and won’t come in, another one might be trying to finish homework, maybe another one says that they hate whatever you have cooked … and your husband, who said he would be home, is nowhere in sight?! There are nights when this…

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Eating Local and Saving Forward

Eating Local and Saving Forward

In late spring, I always start to think about locally-grown food. Of course, it is a time in New England where there isn’t much yet, but there is a promise of food to come. It is also a time when moms start to block out the summer and the chatter at school pick–up is about summer trips and good camps. But what I have learned in more recent years is…

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Having fun with “kid” food!

Having fun with “kid” food!

I am not a big fan of “kid food”, mostly because as a society we have decided to feed our kids the most unhealthy food possible. But, every once in awhile, it is really fun to just be a kid, even as an adult – the healthy version! Moosewood Cookbooks came out with a great Children’s cookbook series —  Salad People, Pretend Soup, and Honest Pretzels. From time to time…

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Getting creative with rice

Getting creative with rice

When I have rice on the menu, it usually has a twist to it! My go-to rice is short-grain brown rice, but I also have fun with brown rice medleys, wild rice and black rice. I also love quinoa and millet, and sometimes make combinations. I don't want to hide veggies, but who can argue with making rice more nutritious? Here are a few ways I get creative with rice:…

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All in a day. Work Focused.

All in a day. Work Focused.

I have 3 kinds of days. 1. Part mom. Part work. No sitter for kids. Some school. 2. Work focused. Sitter for kids. Small mom tasks. 3. Family focused. No work. No sitter.  No school. 5 people need three meals no matter what kind of day I might be having, so I thought I would take a look at how I do that in each instance. This is part 3…

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All in a day. Family focused.

All in a day. Family focused.

I have 3 kinds of days. 1. Part mom. Part work. No sitter for kids. Some school. 2. Work focused. Sitter for kids. Small mom tasks. 3. Family focused. No work. No sitter.  No school. 5 people need three meals no matter what kind of day I might be having, so I thought I would take a look at how I do that in each instance.  This is part 2…

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All in a day. Part mom. Part work.

All in a day. Part mom. Part work.

I have 3 kinds of days. 1. Part mom. Part work. No sitter for kids. Some school. 2. Work focused. Sitter for kids. Small mom tasks. 3. Family focused. No work. No sitter.  No school. 5 people need three meals no matter what kind of day I might be having, so I thought I would take a look at how I do that in each instance.  This is part 1…

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Grapefruit and Pomegranate

Grapefruit and Pomegranate

Fall has not quite arrived in Boston. The air is definitely a bit crisper and the days a bit shorter, but most of the leaves are still green. So it was a huge treat to be invited three hours north in New Hampshire last weekend. We saw some amazing colored trees and went on long walks with the children through the forest to enjoy them. When the adults were preparing…

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