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Category Archives: Real Food

It’s finally spring! If we had a garden and weren’t moving into a new house, we’d be pulling up fresh carrots right about now. Since we can’t grow our own, we’ll settle for carrots from the farmer’s market and from the grocery store, and they’ll still be delicious. My kids love carrots- they’re bright and […]

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Almost 10 years ago, I received a gift that would change the course of my life forever. It was just a few weeks before my now-husband Brian and I got married, and we started receiving lots of wedding presents in the mail. Towels- yay! Pots and pans- awesome! An electric griddle- eek! Those were exciting […]

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Moms need cookies. They’re great for all sorts of things. Like a victory prize on a quiet afternoon when I get my two children to nap at the same time. Or a sweet reward for a job well done at the end of a long day. Or an “incentive” to motivate an otherwise uncooperative child. […]

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We love binge watching reruns of sitcoms like “King of Queens” and “Big Bang Theory” at night after the kids are in bed. They’re so funny and so real! One of my favorite episodes of “Everybody Loves Raymond” is when Marie teaches Debra how to make her famous meatballs. Through a sabotaged cooking lesson where […]

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Baby-led weaning is a method of introducing solid foods that skips spoon feeding purees and instead allows the child to feed himself. It’s presenting your baby with a range of healthy food options and trusting his sense of hunger and desire to learn to eat without interfering in the process. It’s more about an attitude of […]

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