Picky Eaters: Born or Made?

 According to Gary Ezzo and Robert Bucknam, On Becoming Pre-Toddlerwise, “Excluding a medical condition, picky eaters are created, not born”  Personally, I believe a little bit of both, born and made, with regard to personality and temperament (of the parent as well as the childJ). I believe that parents create picky eaters (made) but they … Read more

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Cheesy Crunchy Chicken Casserole

The following is a delicious recipe and a picky pointer for involving and encouraging all children to eat. Not only is the following recipe a favorite of all in my family and amongst friends but it pleases even the pickiest of eaters. Picky Pointer: We wisemommies get our sons to hammer our crackers for the … Read more

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A couple of old but classic games

Now that the Weather is finally getting cooler here in Dallas; we thought a quick post about some good “old but classic” fun and entertaining games would be perfect.    Fun play ideas don’t have to cost a lot:   let your kids get creative with Crayola 3D Chalks, either in your backyard (with concrete) or the sidewalk supervised … Read more

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Facts about Germs and Health

When my son was younger, I definitely spent too much time chasing him with a washcloth!  In order to always be prepared, I would carry an extra pack of travel wipes in my diaperbag. I thought my home and especially kitchen needed to be excessively clean! Now, I think I went a little bit overboard:) … Read more

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5 Rules of Discipline

Stand firm Don´t we all hate conflict? However, if you don´t stick to the rules and consequences that you have set up, your kids aren´t likely to either.   Pick your battles Give the small situations, small attention, and the bigger situations, big attention. You will be happier and calmer. Your child will be happier, … Read more

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Free Brain Stimulating Events and Activities

This is probably my second favorite FREE activity that I have participated in with all three of my sons. I took my kids to this parent and me water program class at the age of 3 to 6 months for my older son and 4 to 8 months with the twins. Since the twins were born early, … Read more

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Foods with Iron

Add variety to your children’s diet while slipping in that needed Iron A Supplement List: Pair veggies and grains with some meat for better iron absorption Pair vitamin C with iron for better absorption Add spices such as thyme or curry to dishes Serve the following: Beans: lentils, dried/baked beans, black eye peas, peas, white beans, soy … Read more

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Importance of Iron

Importance of iron in your child’s diet 1) iron carries oxygen to muscles as the core of all red blood 2) cells which gives more energy to children 3) can improve concentration in children 4) important for brain development 5) helps fight off many infections and inflammations 6) improves sleep Danger of not getting enough … Read more

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Discipline is Teaching

I think the majority of people only associate the word discipline with the idea of punishment. However, did you know that the word discipline actually comes from the Latin word “disciplina” which means teaching, training or education?   As a noun, discipline means to have an established set of guidelines, rules and is a branch … Read more

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Pesticides in Produce

Organic or conventional? When should you try and purchase organic? Have you heard of The Dirty Dozen Plus: 14 Foods You Should Buy Organic? Lists of the top clean fruits and vegetables as well as lists for the dirtiest fruits and vegetables are shown through analysis of government test results. Check bi-yearly, at least, for … Read more

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