What I love about baked apples is that you can eat them for a healthy desert that is low in calories, but tastes amazing. I also love the fact that you can scoop up the mushy part of the apples … Read more

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  My oldest was fully potty trained by 17 months. Here’s a little article I wrote, while working on training him: “What?”- all of my Euro friends say, “Your nine month-old is still in diapers???”  Well, no. He is 14 … Read more

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If you don’t use seaweed in your cooking, start with kombu: it’s what I did a few years ago. Kombu is one of the most versatile seaweeds : it can be baked, fried, roasted or sauteed. It can be added … Read more

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      I love the theory of attachment parenting: immediately responding to your baby’s  cry, carrying him/her around in a sling, co-sleeping and breastfeeding. I think all of these practices make healthier babies, both physically and emotionally. My first … Read more

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The good thing about this dish is that you can eat it hot or cold. The cold version makes it a great picnic dish: just pack your leftovers in a  Tupperware container. Additionally, this pilaf works with virtually any grain you … Read more

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  Breakfast cereal is considered “health food.”  How healthy is it, really? And should we be giving it to our kids? Servings of popular brands such as All Bran, Oat Krunchies and Golden Grahams contain four times as much salt … Read more

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Baked kale chips are a nutritious snack: kale is rich in fiber, calcium, iron and magnesium, as well as in vitamins A, C and K.  It surely beats potato chips!  

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  If you have a baby, you have to visit Infantino’s Toy and Gear Sale on for some amazing deals! The play gym I recommended  here a few days ago is on sale, too! Sale ends Saturday 2/26 at … Read more

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Pregnant women are routinely told to take prenatal vitamins, and breastfeeeding mothers are advised to take a multi-vitamin. I have never done either one of those things. Artificial vitamins, which are included in most prenatal and “multi” mixes usually simply … Read more

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Here’s what I made for dinner last night: I actually pre-made the thing early in the afternoon and stuck it in the oven right before taking my kids to the shower in the evening ( washing-drying-breastfeeding takes us about thirty … Read more

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Pearhead Babyprints Keepsake Wall Frame I fell so in love with this frame that I bought three: one for each twin and one for my toddler. You can put your baby’s photograph and their footprint in it. Or a hand … Read more

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Baby play gym is one of the “must” items on any new parents’ shopping list. The “best” and the most popular play gyms are overloaded with bright colors, plastics, buttons to push, loud music and everything else to completely overwhelm … Read more

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