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A Lazy Mom’s Halloween Week Lunch Ideas

I’m not that mom. Notes in the kids’ lunch boxes, lovingly and intricately curated Bento Boxes, elaborate decorations for each holiday? Nope, nope, nope. Although I love to cook a good meal, Martha Stewart I am not. I get a little into Christmas decorating and occasionally get a bit of Pinterest fever for the kids’ […]

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End the Food Fights

I’m a grandmother, but I don’t give a lot of advice. Not much that I did with my own kids ever worked. But there is one area where I succeeded. This would be the food fights.  I never had them with my kids. I generally say that this was because I listened to the ‘experts’ […]

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Dining Out with Kids – Oh the Places You Should Go

In my last post, I shared some lessons (some learned the hard way) for how to make dining out with your kids a reasonably pleasant experience.  I promised a list of kid-friendly restaurants.  Before I get into the list, I should note a few things.  I did not include fast food or chain restaurants (small […]

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How to Help Out New Parents 101

  New babies are magical.  They yawn tiny adorable yawns, have the cutest feet, and smell amazing.  The hypnotic effects of new babydom coupled with the excitement of their arrival means visitors are imminent. One little spoken of caveat of new baby visitation is to remember you are not just visiting a new baby. You are also visiting the new parents […]

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Our Children, Ourselves (Unless We Have Something To Say About It)

In preparation for the arrival of our first child, my husband and I recently took inventory. Not of car seats or onesies but of our own, less desirable personality traits. What characteristics of ours would our darling offspring be better off not inheriting? When she leaves for college it’d be nice if—unlike my husband—she answers […]

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