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5 Totally Weird, Totally Awesome Pumpkin Recipes You Need to Try This Fall
For the past few decades, Americans have had a love affair with pumpkin as tawdry as JFK’s tryst with Marilyn Monroe. Every year when fall rolls around, people go absolutely crazy for this seasonal gourd. We put it in our lattes, our pies, and we even slather our pancakes in homemade pumpkin syrup.
Wait, what was that last one again?
Fall Festival Fun and Growing pains
We will not be trick or treating, as I do not want my child talking about the 'scratchy monster' that lives at his dad's house. However, we will be delving into the fun that fall brings with Pumpkins.
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Winning the Lunchbox Veggie Battle
Mom confession: My kids didn’t eat carrot sticks for the first six or so years of their lives. I vividly recall when my first daughter was in preschool, I would notice all the kids who were happily crunching away on their fresh veggies when it was all I could do to get mine to eat a peanut butter sandwich. And that’s if I was lucky. It’s not that I didn’t pack them healthy snacks and foods, they were just never interested in them. They wouldn’t even touch apples - apples, of all things! “Too crunchy”, Kylie would say.
Pineapple Chicken Kabobs
Time to get out of the kitchen and move to cooking outdoors on the grill. Otherwise known as time to turn the cooking duties over to my husband while I sit back and enjoy a cold beverage. As much as I enjoy having burgers or turkey sausage hot off the grill, sometimes I want something a little lighter and more colorful on my plate.
Lettuce, Tomatoes, and Bananas, oh my
Researchers in Sweden followed 71,706 adult individuals between the age of 45 and 83 over a 13-year period in an effort to determine the benefits of eating fruits and vegetables every day. They found that eating five servings of fruits and vegetables each day contributes to a longer life. And it seems that five servings is the right number. Those who ate more didn’t show any greater health benefit. But those who ate less showed less. The researchers found that those with limited fruit and vegetable consumption had “shorter survival and higher mortality rates.”
Have a Picnic Playdate. A Fun Way to Get Your Picky Eater to Eat!
Over the weekend, my hubby and I had some friends over for a little BBQ cookout, fellowship and an unintentional playdate. When it came time for dinner, my 4-year-old proceeded to eat his turkey burger, in hopes of garnering that special treat for his after-meal dessert. His best buddy looked over at how my son was happily consuming his burger, and curiosity got the better of him. The next thing we knew, he was shouting, “Mama, I want a sandwich burger too.”
5 Car-Friendly Snacks for On-The-Go Moms
It’s been said, repeatedly, that a mom’s life is a busy life. Whether you’re a stay-at-home mom, driving all over town, involved full-time with kid stuff; or, a career mother, battling rush-hour traffic, sprinkled with adolescent activities in between, most of us spend more time than we want to in our cars, and if you’re like me somewhere along your daily route, the hunger pangs will strike.
Feeding your child healthy foods, and what to do when you struggle with this
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