The Food Pyramid: Is it Wrong?

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The food pyramid was released to the public by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in 1992. Is it any coincidence, then, that this was the decade in … [Continue reading]

The Larger the House, the Darker the Rooms

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Once we made the decision to start looking for a new house, I felt like analyzing houses and neighborhoods became a full-time job. I was always on the … [Continue reading]

Babies React to their First Lemon


Lips puckering and tongues out and arms flailing, oh my! These are some of the cutest reactions yet! Has your baby tried his or her first lemon … [Continue reading]

Chicken, Corn and Cauliflower

Chicken, Corn and Cauliflower

Corn is such a versatile food. Not only is it amazing on the cob, when it's added to purees, it has a creamy, starchy quality. The corn in this puree … [Continue reading]

Back It On In!

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I am the youngest of five children, so I was always surrounded by many people and given lots of love from the day I was born. I grew up thinking … [Continue reading]

Banana Avocado Mousse

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Bananas and avocado are not only monsters of nutrition, but they also make a creamy and delicious combination for babies and toddlers. Avocados are … [Continue reading]

Spiced Lentil Puree

Spiced Lentil Puree

Some people dread cooking beans because they think there are too many steps in the preparation. That's where lentils come in handy. When mixed with a … [Continue reading]

Paternity Leave


On the commute home from work last week, NPR did a piece on paternity leave. Men don’t take it and they should. Why is that? Google offers 7 weeks of … [Continue reading]

There’s Danger in Connecting the Dots

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My kids just love the anticipation of completing those connect-the-dot activity sheets. Seemingly out of nowhere, an ice cream cone or Minnie Mouse’s … [Continue reading]

Do You Want to Buy a Penguin?

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What happens when you tell children to make up a story? Chances are they'll come up with an amazing, imaginative scenario made all the funnier when … [Continue reading]