Tag: Food


Hey Kids: Shut up and Eat Family / Huffington Post

Visit a local bookstore and you’ll see that the cookbook section is filled with several variations of the theme of “Deceptive Cooking.” Loosely defined, parents are apparently being told to disguise good, nutritional food in fun and exciting ways, in order to convince their fussy eaters to switch over from “bad food” (for example breaded, greasy pre-formed objects which require plum sauce), and instead eat...

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Happy Holiday Treat Tips Family / Playhouse Disney

Visions of sugarplums may well be dancing in children’s heads this holiday season, but it’s when that sugar makes its way to their stomachs that parents can have a hard time ensuring their kids are eating a healthy diet during the holiday season. The good news? The sugar found in many treats isn’t making them as crazy as you might think. “Sugar does not make...

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Are Kids Today More Expensive? Family / Huffington Post

Two of my kids have Post-it notes stuck to the fridge which read “Money Mom Owes Me.” The irony of this is not lost when I’ve known that the average cost of raising a child in Canada is approximately $300,000. That’s for one child. As the volume of children go up, the cost per child drops, presumably because of some shared expenses and hand me...

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Birth Order Basics Family / Huffington Post

Recently there has been a lot of research published on the significance that the birth order of children, the number of children, and the sex of the siblings have on forming who we and our children turn out to be. Is it really that predetermined? Stereotypically, the oldest child is likely to be more academic, less of a risk taker, a perfectionist, more driven, and...

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