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What's for dinner?

Dinner is the last meal of the day and a time when families can get together and discuss their day. It is also a hectic meal for busy moms who are just getting off of work or who have been busy with other activities all day. If you are a busy mom or you know a busy mother, here are some menu planning tips to help make dinner meals easy and even fun.

Healthy snack choices for kids

For so many years, convenience foods have been considered to be chips, canned meats and other, rather unhealthy, foods. The fact of the matter is today many healthy foods have become convenient, but the stigma behind unhealthy convenience foods is still hanging around. As kids need to eat more thant three times a day, give them, and yourself, grab and go snacks that are healthy.

Family dinner

When was the last time you had dinner with your family? It is the meal we often skip because we work late, the kids have sporting events or we get tired from daily activities. But, skipping dinner with the family is detrimental to the family dynamic.

Breakfast for busy mothers

Either you are one, or you have one. Mothers are amazing; they never seem to slow down, let up or stop. Breakfast should not only give moms the energy they need to keep up with everyone, but shouldn’t slow them down either. Let’s take a look at a few different ideas that can keep mom on her toes while keeping up with her pace.

Breakfast, college edition

Although It seem as if it was only yesterday when you were preparing the first solid food for your baby, baby has grown and he or she is almost ready for college and adult life. There is still time for some extra training in cooking their own meals and instil a few more healthy eating rules but, more than anything, to help your not-a-child-any-more kid to plan for life in college, starting with breakfast. Imagine for a minute you are in college.

Back to school breakfast

School is back in full swing, and boy, those mornings sure do go fast. It is important to have a good breakfast before the start of the morning rush, but sometimes it feels like you will never be able to fit it all in. Let's take a look at some ideas to help you find time for the healthy way to start your back-to-school day.

A mommy's guide to healthy eating for toddlers

The toddler stage is one of the most difficult stages for any mother to get through. This is because toddlers are just learning how to communicate with others, but can often become frustrated when we don't understand them. Another contributing factor is the fact that toddlers are learning how to express their feelings more openly, which can often times result in pouting or throwing a tantrum. Due to the toddler's discovery of independence, one of the most trying things most mothers deal with is getting their toddler to eat healthy. In fact, getting toddlers to eat healthy often times calls for creative and innovative thinking on mommy's part.

How to keep your toddler entertained in a restaurant

It's a common problem faced by nearly all parents of toddlers. They want to go out to eat but their child begins getting fussy while waiting for the food to arrive. If you're like most parents in this stage, you probably want to know how to keep your toddler busy and entertained in a restaurant. The following are some ideas which have been successful for other parents.

Freezing vegetables and fruit guide

Freezing fruit and vegetables is a great way to make your produce last a lot longer than the shelf-life. It also protects your produce from spoiling and keeps it handy for when you wish to use it, avoiding having to spend a lot of money for out-of-season produce. Frozen fruit and vegetables can be stored in your freezer for up to one year, giving you a lot of time to use them up.

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