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Bottle-Fed Babies: Why and When to Wean

It's hard to know exactly when and how to wean your baby from the breast or bottle, as every baby is different and there are many conflicting recommendations. Personally, I've had three babies, two of whom weaned at different times and in different ways,…

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Harry Potter Inspired Pumpkin Pasties Recipe

Pumpkin season is in full swing and we can't get enough! And what could be better than combining pumpkin with literature-inspired food? Harry Potter fans will recognize pumpkin pasties as hand pies filled with pumpkin that Harry buys off the trolley cart.…

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30 Healthy and Festive Halloween Treats

There are lots of spine-chilling frights that we parents may enjoy during Halloween season, such as terrifying decorations, spooky costumes, and haunting music, but a frightening Halloween staple that many parents would like to limit is sugar-filled candy and treats.  …

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Is Pasta a Health Food?

October 17 is National Pasta Day.  Sometimes Pasta gets a bad wrap - don't eat it because it has too many carbs.  Do eat it because it is full of whole grains.  Is pasta a health food?  So what’s new…

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Kid-Friendly Fondue

A few simple changes turn classic Swiss fondue into a kid-friendly, fun family dinner! When I was little, I thought fondue must be for kids. I couldn’t understand why those fun long forks with colorful plastic tips didn’t belong to…

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Apple Cinnamon Waldorf Salad

This High fiber side dish, tastes like dessert!   Try Apple Cinnamon Waldorf Salad tonight! With apples, pears, celery, grapes, almonds, and dried cranberries, the fiber in this salad is exploding!  With apples in high season around here, we are…

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Oven Roasted Chicken Shawarma Recipe

There are few things more satisfying than a warm chicken shawarma sandwich. Flavorful chicken + soft pita + refreshing tzatziki = yum. Traditionally, shawarma meat is slow roasted on a spit, but we've whipped up an oven roasted chicken version…

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Crockpot Pumpkin Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

The quest for mac and cheese that pleases both parents and kids has ended in success! Cheesy macaroni and cheese with a veggie substitution for less fat and more vitamins is a total win. Plus, it's built for the slow cooker,…

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Sleep And Your Child Athlete

If your child athlete is serious about her sport, a sure way to increase performance is to encourage her to get serious about sleep.  The document Sleep, Recovery and Human Performance, published by Canadian Sport for Life states that in…

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When should your child start using a knife in the kitchen?

Why get the kids in the kitchen with you?  Besides getting to spend quality time together, you foster your child’s independence, your child learns about food preparation and kitchen safety, and your child gets to actively participate in providing for…

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Spiralized Sweet Potato & Sausage Soup Recipe

Where do I start with this soup? It's creamy, flavorful, and fun! We love slurping the spiralized sweet potato in this soup, but the rest of the soup is equally fabulous. With just the right balance of creamy and fresh, this soup…

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Spinach and Cheese Stuffed Mini Peppers Recipe

These stuffed mini peppers are as tasty as they are tiny! Packed with flavor, these spinach and cheese filled bites serve as a great vegetarian main dish or pair well with grilled chicken. And what an impressive appetizer they'd make!…

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