An Easy (Slightly Lethal) Lunch

An Easy (Slightly Lethal) Lunch

I’m home this summer with the kids, and one of the things that stumps me during the weekdays are lunches.  During the school year, the kids eat lunch at school and I don’t have to worry with it.  But now that I am home, I find myself standing in front of my fridge at 11:30 every day wondering what in the world I’m going to feed my kids that isn’t between two slices of bread.  I mean, I don’t mind them having PB&J every now and then, and a good…

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Toddler and Preschooler Meal Ideas

Toddler and Preschooler Meal Ideas

I said I was going to do a post on meal ideas, but then I realized that most of my meal ideas have been covered in my post from last week. But in case any of you out there are visual people, here are a few pictures and descriptions of recent kid meals at my house… Steamed broccoli with a little butter Fresh sliced pineapple Steamed, diced sweet potatoes (I think it is easier to dice it first because steaming) This was a snack one afternoon for the kids and…

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Fresh Eating Makes Life Simple

Fresh Eating Makes Life Simple

After months and months of trying to get a handle on how to get my kids to eat, I think I finally – FINALLY! – have figured it out. I STOPPED COOKING! That’s right.  Turns out, the less preparation I put into the kids’ food, the more they ate it.  I’m still working out psychologically what this means about my cooking, but for now, I don’t really care what it means.  They are eating, darn it! Before, I was fixing big meals for my kids.  Spaghetti and meatballs, tuna noodle…

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Preschooler Dinners Continue

Preschooler Dinners Continue

First, can I just pause to freak out for a minute?  When I checked my email this week, I thought BabyCenter had sent me the wrong weekly updates.  I get emails from them every week with developmental milestones and information about the kids based on their ages.  Normally, I don’t even read these anymore.  But these two caught my attention because instead of Gracie’s, “Your Baby This Week” email, it said, “Your TODDLER This Week.”  And instead of Bean’s, “Your Toddler This Week,” it said, “Your PRESCHOOLER This Week.” Uh……

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