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Toddler Treat: Cauliflower Soup

By Cheryl Tallman and Joan Ahlers » Read more

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

By By Elizabeth Yarnell www.GloriousOnePotMeals.com

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 to a University of Maryland study, actually looks better these days. » Read more

Teach Your Kids to Cook

By Cheryl Tallman and Joan Ahlers, www.FreshBaby.com

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. » Read more

Healthy Treats for the Whole Family: Furry and Non-Furry

By Kymythy R. Schultze www.kymythy.com If you have children, then you know they’re a magnet for hovering hounds and mooching mousers. Living in a busy home that includes kids, pets, and adults, the line between who eats what can sometimes become blurry! Picking up dog or cat treats at the store can seem pointless if your furry family member is gobbling up whatever the kids are eating. And it can be frustrating to constantly guard the toddler from eating the pet’s treats! » Read more

16 Kitchen Safety Tips For Children

by Alyice Edrich thedabblingmum.com Make cooking fun and your children will beg you to help in the kitchen. Make cooking a chore, and your children will run for cover the moment you mention it’s time to cook or make your life so miserable you kick them out of the kitchen. Either way, your children need to understand the importance of kitchen safety and safe cooking. » Read more

Working at Home with Kids

How to Get Work Done with the Kids Around » Read more

Simple Mommy Secrets to Choosing the Right Chores for Kids

By Dr. Michele Borba

Several years ago I learned a Mommy Secret from my girlfriend about kids’ chores that I’ve never forgot. Cindy and I were busy chatting away when she announced to her kids: “Chore time!” » Read more

Excuse Busters: Tips for Getting Your Kids to Clean Their Rooms

If you have kids you know how difficult it is to get them to clean their rooms. Kids have all kinds of strategies for getting out of cleaning. Cleaning is not something most adults enjoy so why should children feel differently? We won’t lie to you and tell you that we have some magical tips to make your kids like cleaning, but we will give you some ideas on handling the excuses, whining and tantrums that go along with getting your kids to clean their rooms. When it comes to excuses, we’ve heard them all and we have tips to deal with them. » Read more

Parenting Is Not About Kids, It’s About Parents

By Hal Edward Runkel, www.screamfree.com

Excerpted from Screamfree Parenting by Hal Edward Runkel Copyright © 2007 by Hal Edward Runkel. » Read more