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The Moms Of Moods And Foods 4 Kids

The Moms Of Moods And Foods 4 Kids

Tell me a little bit about your background and family? My husband and I have three little boys (7, 6, and 3) and live just outside of Chicago. I am a former middle school/high school teacher who eventually went into educational publishing and software development. I […]

5 Reasons Why It Is Easier To Feed Your Kids Real Food

5 Reasons Why It Is Easier To Feed Your Kids Real Food

  We can make up all kinds of reasons as to why it is easier to feed our kids processed food.  But I am here to tell you we have been sold a bill of goods by real fine advertisers and the general population at […]

Reduce Back To School Stress In 5 Simple Steps

Reduce Back To School Stress In 5 Simple Steps

Returning to school can be a trigger for many children, teens and even parents.  The flexibility of the summer gives way to the rigidity of the school year and with it comes an increase in anxiety, acute and chronic stress and depression.  Whether your child […]

Nutritional Benefits Of The Watermelon

Nutritional Benefits Of The Watermelon

Nothing says summer like a nice, big slice of sweet watermelon; however, you can enjoy the health benefits of watermelon all year long. Comprised of nearly 91% water this delicious fruit helps detox the body by flushing the system of toxins and excess fluid.  Particularly […]

2 Simple Ways To Make Eating Healthy, Quick And Inexpensive

2 Simple Ways To Make Eating Healthy, Quick And Inexpensive

Most people would equate healthy eating with the notion that it will take heaps of time and money, therefore, they glide through a drive-thru in an attempt to avoid the inconvenience of cooking and the expense of shopping.  But I think that is where the […]

Peas: The Gateway Green Vegetable

Peas: The Gateway Green Vegetable

  Kale is all the rage these days.  It’s touted as a super food for its superior nutrition but the average kid isn’t going to bring a wilted piece of kale within five inches of his or her sweet little lips for two reasons usually.  One: it is […]

How Snacking Behaviors Can Work Against Us

How Snacking Behaviors Can Work Against Us

Children like love snacks.  Ask any kid.  They don’t want breakfast, lunch or dinner.  Who wants a crazy thing like a meal when you can have… wait for it, wait for it… a bag of snacks!  We wonder why our children aren’t hungry at meal time and […]

The Truth Behind Moods And Foods 4 Kids (Q & A)

The Truth Behind Moods And Foods 4 Kids (Q & A)

What is the purpose of your blog? I am hoping to create a change in the conversation surrounding mental health especially for the sake of children.  I grew tired of the public discourse: anti-depressants or not? I didn’t see anyone writing about nutrition.  I didn’t see anyone […]

How To Feed Your Kids On A Road Trip

How To Feed Your Kids On A Road Trip

A road trip is the quintessential American vacation.  Despite the sibling infighting and peppered threats of “pulling this car over,” from the parental cockpit, countless happy memories flood my head of our road trips to anywhere.  Oversized pillows that never made me comfortable and car […]

Turn Pancakes Into A Brainy Breakfast

Turn Pancakes Into A Brainy Breakfast

  Looks yummy, doesn’t it?! Well, it can be good for you too depending on how you work it. I am the queen of swapping ingredients in recipes.  My family wants to eat flavorful food just as much as anyone else so I try to […]