The Picky eater and The Not So Picky Eaters

It always amazes me just how different my three children can be, it’s oh so obvious at dinner time. My youngest is the pickiest eater alive and for the first four years of his life he would occasionally try new foods while other times he would go 4-5 nights without diner because he was that stubborn to even try dinner. My older two kids always impress me, it makes me proud at how they handle the food situations. You see, sometimes we are broke so all we have for food is pasta, sauce and maybe a veggie of some sort. […]

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It is How it Is, Just Deal With It

I can be what some call a pushover mom or a softy with some things that have to do with parenting my children, or being in charge of any children for that matter. I firmly feel that there is a different between choosing when you can be somewhat “soft” and when you have to be firm with a child. The theme that comes to mine is “pick your battles”, obviously if you have said no and the child continues to ask why or debate the topic with you then you stand firm. With that being said if you chose not […]

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Family Dinners: Reclaiming a Lost Tradition

Despite the constant innovations in modern kitchen appliances making it quicker and easier to cook, the modern family now spends less and less time eating in. In fact, whilst in in 1900, 2% of meals were eaten outside the home, in 2010 that figure had risen to 50%. In part, this can be put down to the fact that in an increasing number of families, all parents are working full time. That, coupled with the sheer number of convenient alternatives to the home-cooked meal on the market these days mean that family meals occur about three times a week on […]

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6 Money Saving Tips – You know it makes sense!

So, maybe now you are feeling the financial pinch and need to kick back and look a little more closely at the money issues you are facing? What can you do as a quick fix to help you out of this mess? Try some of these and see if they help towards sorting out some of your financial worries. Cut up your credit cards. Everyone knows that the simple thing to do is to pull out that money spending card, take your credit cards and put them in the bin, not in your wallet where it’s easy to spend them! […]

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Meal Time Troubles Are Frequent in My Home & $50 AMEX Giveaway

Having three children means that there are sure to be some meal time battles in the home. Whether it’s the oldest who all of a sudden doesn’t like something she has loved for years or the five year old who is convinced hot dogs are a vital part of the food chain or better yet the three year old who will lick something and say he doesn’t’ like it or flat out refuse to try dinner therefore going to bed without any dinner, it’s always an adventure here in my house during dinner time. While I have never done anything […]

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Parenting with Big Kid Brandy

When I make a meal, I don’t just make a meal; I make memories. When I sit down to eat, I don’t just sit down to eat; I make memories. When its meal time around this house I can tell you first hand it’s a challenge, as with almost any structured area of life when you have multiple children. I think my kids are lucky that I am not all adult, I am half adult and half child still, because it is this very reason I am able to keep a straight head, smile and cook a meal all while […]

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Checking for Primary Ingredients: A Quick Way to Make Your Family Leaner and Healthier

Health is a primary concern for any mother with a family. We are always making sure that they are getting adequate nutrition by providing well-balanced meals full of veggies and proteins and light snacks low on sugar and other non-essentials. Normally, when shopping at the grocery store, I immediately begin scanning the nutrition bar on whatever item I pick up. If the calories and sugar content are low and my family loves it, then I toss it in the cart. However, I rarely look at the items primary ingredients. Obesity and poor nutrition is a widespread problem in the U.S. […]

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Teaching Children To Eat Healthy For Life

Guest post by: Penelope is the creator of Penelope’s Oasis, where she writes about health, beauty tips, relationships, and more. I’m a mom, and I know the importance of teaching children to eat healthy right from the start. It seems that once they get a taste of the “bad stuff”, they don’t want anything else. On the other hand, they need to learn to eat and enjoy everything- in moderation. What are some ideas for teaching your children to eat healthy? Offer children tasty fruits and vegetables (emphasis on tasty). There are a lot of delicious foods, so focus on […]

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Buitoni Review

I am addicted to pasta, yes it is one of my faves and so recently when I  was invited to taste test Buitoni I could not refuse the offer! What I didn’t realize is that Buitoni is in the freezer section, I was walking all over the pasta aisle and finally asked one of the grocery store employees to assist. They giggled at me, but whatever, I had no clue for some reason even though looking back it clearly says frozen complete meals in the email I received. I am big on fast food for dinner, something we can pop […]

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