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I often let my 3yo girl play games on my android tablet when we travel. That helps me keep her entertained. Unfortunately I couldn't find many good android games designed for toddlers. Our favorites are: Animal Orchestra, Kids connect the dots and Kids Memory Game. Would you suggest any other good android games for toddlers that are easy to play but entertaining?...

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Time with the Kids vs a Home-Cooked Meal? You can have both!

By Elizabeth Yarnell

Believe it or not, today’s mothers spend more hours focused on their children than the mothers of the 1960s did. While we like to hark back to the Leave It To Beaver halcyon days of mothers greeting kids after school with milk and cookies as an ideal for raising happy children, the reality, according
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Toddler Treat: Cauliflower Soup

By JustMommies staff

By Cheryl Tallman and Joan Ahlers Soup is a terrific meal for toddlers. Smooth soups or broths are the best starters soups, because their textures are easily managed in the mouth. Soup also offers a great opportunity to develop "spoon" skills. For those less patient or more hungry, serve soup in a cup
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Teach Your Kids to Cook

By Cheryl Tallman

Years ago, it was a family tradition to pass down the secrets to treasured recipes and spend hours in the kitchen teaching children to cook. Somewhere between the addiction to video games and the overactive schedules of parents and children, cooking lessons have been neglected. While there are many reasons
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Getting Started With Freezer Cooking

By JustMommies staff

Are you a busy mom on the go with no time for cooking? Are you looking for the convenience of fast food without the hefty price tag? Then freezer cooking might be right for you. You can jump in with both feet and try once a month cooking or you can start out with freezing a few meals a month for the
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School Lunch Ideas

By JustMommies staff

Sometimes it feels like you’re life is on repeat: packing the same peanut butter and jelly sandwich and juice box in your child’s lunch everyday. When the school weeks drag on and your taste buds get bored, try these sandwich alternatives: Sandwich Alternatives For hot meals like macaroni and cheese
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The Last-Minute Cook

By Elizabeth Yarnell

Ask almost anyone who is in charge of putting the daily dinner on the table what the most dreaded chore is and you’ll likely hear a complaint about meal planning. Figuring out what to make for dinner day in and day out is something many of us loathe. We’d like something easy to make, a recipe that
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The Sorry Secrets of Sweeteners

By Elizabeth Yarnell

The other day I went to buy some of the individual bags of flavored waters for my kids. I was thinking that they would be preferable to the no-sugar-added juice boxes I normally offer to hydrate them in the car. Water, I reasoned, is always a healthier choice than juice. What a surprise, then, to see
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Sesame-Soy Salmon

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By Elizabeth Yarnell www.gloriousonepotmeals.com Servings 2 Ingredients 1 Tbsp. sesame oil, divided 1 cup jasmine rice, rinsed 1 cup water or broth 1/2-3/4 lb. salmon fillet or steak 2 carrots, cut into julienne strips 2 Tbsp. soy sauce 1 tsp. rice wine vinegar 1/8 tsp. sugar 1 tsp. ginger, freshly grated
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The Ultimate Crab Cake Recipe

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By Kim Morgan Moss In my family both growing up and later as a mom raising my own children, food was center to our time together. Whether it was simply sitting together at the dinner table, or the time I spent cooking while the children watched closely wondering what I was preparing, while looking up
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Toddler Treat: Cranberries

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By Cheryl Tallman and Joan Ahlers Toddlers love to play with their food. Dipping sauces make foods taste good and provide your child with an activity that makes meals and snacks more fun. Here are two recipes for yummy dipping sauces - one for fruits and another for veggies, tofu and meats. Creamy Cranberry
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