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Fast Fried Rice Recipe for Weekday Lunches

My daughter Ilse dislikes sandwiches for lunch. They’re not filling enough for my voracious eater, so she prefers rice or noodle dishes that are heartier. One of her standard lunchbox entrees is fried rice with meat and vegetables. Fried rice is an easy dish to make for a weekday lunch. I make fried rice at least […]

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Winning Lunchbox Tips for Toddlers

Growing up, my mama made school lunches for all three of us girls. When I was in elementary school, lunch primarily consisted of a sandwich, canned fruit, Ruffles potato chips, a cookie, and a juice box. Sometimes, my mama would treat us to an additional dessert of Delmonte pudding. Oh joy! At the end of every […]

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Mamacita Needs a Margarita!

San Francisco is well known for being heavily influenced by Mexican culture. Today is National Margarita Day and I’m here to give you some ideas on how to celebrate this tequila-fueled day in a family friendly way! Homemade “Margarita” Playdough One of the main ingredients in both homemade playdough and margaritas is salt. Take this recipe up a […]

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What to Do with a Freezer Full of Breastmilk?!

I should have known this was coming.  It happened with son #1, so it shouldn’t have surprised me when it happened with son #2.  But it did.  Right around the 9-10 month mark, he abruptly started refusing his bottle.  As in, one day he happily chugged down three 7-oz bottles while I was away at […]

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Avoid the Battle – How to Deal with a Picky Eater

I’ve decided to call a truce. I’ve decided it’s unfair to say my toddler is a picky eater. So what that he doesn’t like every meal I put in front of him? I like certain foods and dishes more than others, too. We should help our children discover nutritious foods they enjoy, not judge their […]

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5 Ways to Make Meal Planning More Fun

Stuck in a recipe rut? For a busy family, meal planning can feel like just another to-do on the list. But with some tweaks, meal planning could be a fun creative activity you might even look forward to. Here are five ways to make meal planning a whole lot more fun. Think seasonal Consider incorporating […]

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