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Solutions for Picky Eaters: Chicken Lollipops

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This is a dinner to cure the picky eaters out there of their habit! I love chicken skewers (or chicken lollipops as they're sometimes called) even now as an adult. Really, the chicken is just a vessel for delicious dipping sauces anyway, but isn't that how most veggies are for kids? This is a super easy recipe, and better yet - they can be frozen too for quick weeknight meals or a weekend snack. Moms [...]

What Does Lice Look Like?

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Lice - is there anything more maddening? What does lice look like? How do you get rid of it? How can you keep lice from coming back? Here are some quick tips and pictures on how to spot and treat lice so it does not become a never-ending ordeal:   Head Lice Identification: Adult and immature lice look quite similar. Adults are 1/10 to 1/8 inches long and tan to gray in color. They cannot [...]

Family Traditions

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Family traditions can be so much fun and create lasting memories! Did you grow up with fall or Thanksgiving traditions? Have you started any new traditions with your family? If not, are there any traditions you might start in the near future? Share with us!

Easter Egg Nest Cookies

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Create these adorable Easter Egg Nest from PureSugar!   Easter Nests 7 oz. marshmallow fluff 1/4 c. creamy peanut butter 2 Tbsp. butter, melted 5 oz. chow mein noodles 1 cup chopped M&Ms Peanut M&Ms, Cadbury mini-eggs, or jellybeans Powdered sugar (optional) Combine marshmallow fluff, peanut butter and melted butter. Mix well. Add noodles, chopped M&Ms. With a tablespoon scoop up onto greased cookie sheet and shape to form nests. Let stand until firm. Dust bottom [...]

Lunch Ideas for St. Patrick’s Day

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Do you and your family celebrate and take part in St. Patrick's Day traditions?  How about preparing them a St. Patrick's Day themed lunch? We collected some cute kids' lunch ideas for you to enjoy.  Although St. Patrick's Day falls on a Sunday this year, you could still prepare them a themed lunch at home, or send them to school with it on the Friday before.  They will love it!   IPackLunch packed a St. [...]

Easy Slow Cooker Recipes: Chicken Tortilla Soup

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I love my slow cooker more than I love most things. That sounds extreme - but what other appliance can cook your food overnight without the threat of burning down your house? Exactly. I think the ONLY downside to owning a slow cooker is the smell that wafts through your house at night. It's tempting but fight the urge to open the fridge at midnight. Today we have another one of those super easy slow [...]

How to Store Fresh Produce

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If you're like me, you've stood in your kitchen at 7:00 am cursing your raspberries for being mushy or molded within two days of buying them. Cleaning and maintaining fresh produce is one of those tricks you need to learn, but as soon as you conquer it, you'll feel invincible - I swear. We all want to be as efficient in the kitchen as possible, making sure that things are ready when we need them [...]

Organic Baby Food Brands

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As a mom, you want to provide your little one with the best things possible in life. And right from the outset that means optimal nutrition. Many choose to purchase organic baby food once their babies start venturing into solids because it contains no pesticides, additives, or other unhealthy stuff that can impede health. If you want to get your baby on the organic path, the following organic baby food brands should help you start [...]

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