Archive for the 'Kids' Category

Homemade Baby Food: Feed Our Babies Locally&Seasonally

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

Homemade organic baby food has gotten easier with the increase in new baby food making appliances and the availability of organic produce. I encourage you mamas out there to give it at try. Here are a few options on blending up your baby’s buffet: -Beaba Baby Cook Baby Food Maker- it steams, blends, warms, defrosts […]

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Gone Bananas

Sunday, April 28th, 2013

I just taught a great cooking class “Gone Bananas” x2. We drew a banana, learned about the healthy attributes of a banana, and cooked with bananas as our only sweetener. It was a fun class!! Here is one of my families current favorite recipes that use banana: Gone Bananas Banana Spice Cakies Ingredients 1 cup […]

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My Baby is 5

Friday, April 19th, 2013

I don’t know why 5 seems like such a mile-stone… but it seems like everything baby/toddler/little is past. And since she is my last- that ALL is past. I am left with three (amazing) KIDS! Kids to guide and discipline. Kids to feed and clothe. Kids to teach. Kids to grow and let grow up. […]

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Planting a Garden

Thursday, April 11th, 2013

With all of our moving over the years, we have not had the chance to indulge in the planting of a garden. This year we built planter boxes, filled them with healthy soil, and then this Saturday we planted! Each of our kids gets their own box. They got to fill it with seeds & […]

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Food Allergies&Intolerances

Thursday, April 11th, 2013

Food allergies & intolerances. Just those words can be so overwhelming for anyone who has walked down this path. We discovered food intolerances in our middle child and myself this past year. Acid reflux, daily digestion issues, eczema. It starts with just putting together a and b. I don’t know how long my son had […]

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Kids&Veggies- NPR story + tips

Saturday, March 16th, 2013

Good read: NPR story- Selling Kids on Veggies When Rules Like Clean Your Plate Fail    

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Orange Smiles

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

My kids love food, love to be in the kitchen, love to help in the kitchen, love to cook alone. The other morning, they made scrambled eggs with chopped tomato, garlic, and fresh herbs from our garden. So good, so sweet, and they all helped. The oldest (9) chopped, the youngest (4) cracked eggs, the […]

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Life Interrupted

Friday, September 14th, 2012

Change interrupts the flow of life. No matter if it is planned or unplanned change; no matter if you are organized as you enter the change or unorganized. It interrupts and can leave you feeling adrift. Change is part of life. {Seems to be a big part of my life for quite a few years}. There are […]

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Snack/Lunch Tip: Getting Away from Crackers

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

We have had to make some changes in our eating habits here… part of it is getting away from carbs. With three little kids, one of which is a constantly hungry boy, it has been challenging to say the least. Maybe you need to or want to do the same, here are some tips: -Use […]

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Back-to-School Tip: Hooks and Homes

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

Our homes can quickly turn into a pile of backpacks, shoes, soccer cleats, old water bottles, misplaced homework, and piles of dirty clothes. To prevent build-up and loss of sanity give everything a home. Hooks near the front door for backpacks and after-school activity bags. A bin in the car for soccer balls, sunscreen, and a blanket, […]

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