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  • How to Make Family Dinner Together Actually Happen

    How to Make Family Dinner Together Actually Happen

    There are a wealth of physical, emotional, and mental health benefits that result for families eating meals together. Unfortunately, with the busy schedules of parents and children, getting the entire family together for dinner on a regular basis can be a challenge.

    Don’t let excuses and schedules rob your family of this incredibly important time to bond, connect, communicate, and promote healthy eating. With a little determination, and a game plan or two to try, eating together doesn’t have to be that hard.

  • Sweet Treats that Aren’t Cookies or Cupcakes

    Sweet Treats that Aren’t Cookies or Cupcakes

    Every family has their go-to baked goods – be it fresh chocolate chip cookies, the family’s traditional birthday cake, or your favorite holiday pie. Baking with your little helper is a great activity that helps us teach our children life skills while making lifelong memories. So the more time spent baking up a storm in the kitchen, the better! While cupcakes, cookies and muffins are all delicious, though, it can get boring (and a bit unhealthy) to make the same baked goods all the time.

    Here are some ideas to shake you out of your baking routine and inspire you to try something different.

  • Host Your Own Chopped-Style Kids Cooking Competition at Home

    Host Your Own Chopped-Style Kids Cooking Competition at Home

    Watching TV is fun, but if you’re looking for opportunities to really bond with your family, you’ll get more out of peeling potatoes together than being couch potatoes. One way to combine the entertainment of TV with the joys of interacting with loved ones is to play out your own version of Food Network’s popular show, Chopped.

  • Keep Cool with These Warm Weather Activities

    Keep Cool with These Warm Weather Activities

    When temperatures top 90 degrees, it’s tempting to want to stay indoors all day long. But when you have little kids, staying inside for days on end isn’t really an option. It’s important to stay cool when fighting off the oppressive heat, and these ideas will help you and your little ones do just that.

  • Amazing Fruit Desserts Your Kids Will Love

    Amazing Fruit Desserts Your Kids Will Love

    Cupcakes, cookies, ice cream, oh my! It’s no secret that dessert is every kid’s favorite meal, but it’s not exactly easy to work nutritional value into these sweets. If you’re worried about your kids having too much sugar – especially so close to bedtime – try introducing fruit as a family friendly dessert. While your kids might be suspicious if a bowl of berries suddenly replaces their scoop of ice cream, these fun fruit desserts will enchant them so much that they won’t even notice the change.