What’s Lacking in Snacking?

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The following excerpt is taken from the new edition of Food Fights: Winning the Nutritional Challenges of Parenthood Armed With Insight, Humor and a Bottle of Ketchup (American Academy of Pediatrics, March 2012) by Laura A. Jana, MD, FAAP and Jennifer Shu, MD, FAAP. For more information about Food … [Read more...]

Five Rainy Day Activities & Our Indoor Picnic!

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It’s Spring, which means April Showers are inevitable! We’ve been lucky so far & have only been hit with some pretty bad wind, but I’m ready for when the storms come with a list of rainy-day activities to do with a toddler! 1. Color: Shane is in a major coloring stage, and I actually love … [Read more...]

Creating #EasterSmiles with Colgate!

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This year, since Shane is finally old enough to get excited about the Easter Bunny’s visit, we’re going all-out for Easter. So when I got the chance to set up a BONUS egg hunt? I “hopped” {sorry, couldn’t help myself} on that for sure! Our “trial” egg hunt included lots of toy dinosaurs & a few … [Read more...]

Interview with Parenting Expert Dr. Michele Borba

Shane is at that really annoying creative & explorative stage where he has realized he can say "No" to foods- and he does. Frequently. So frequently, that I'm often afraid my kid is going to starve to death. I know, I know: "He won't let himself starve", "He'll eat when he's hungry", … [Read more...]