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Teaching Self-Discipline and Self-Control with Marshmallows? The Importance of Teaching Kids About Delayed Gratification

I’ve often found delaying instant gratification can be a tough personal trait to exercise as an a adult. So it got me wondering about how our kids deal with this crucial thought process. And better yet, what can we do

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Posted in Family, Food Articles, Fun, Kid Friendly, Parenting, Philosophies

Appreciation Checklist: 10 Reasons I Know Moms Give Everything

I Love mom - Moms appreciation

As friends and co-workers celebrate their kids’ high school and college graduations, I’m struck by the staggering investment that an involved parent makes in each child’s life. Yet the decades-long dedication comes so automatically to most, as there is simply no other

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Brown Butter Cornmeal Pancakes Recipe: A Gold Medal Breakfast

Brown Butter Cornmeal Pancakes

I hope everyone has enjoyed the Sochi Winter Games, and if you don’t feel that your country has won quite enough gold medals, here’s a way to make some of your own. I’ve been making cornmeal pancakes out of the

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Posted in Breakfast, Family, Fast, Kid Friendly, Recipes

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Almond Cake with Cream Cheese Whipped Cream

Pumpkin Almond Cake Slice Close-Up

This recipe will wow your guests, whether they are gluten-lovers or -avoiders. The “master recipe” for this form of almond cake dates back to medieval times, so it has stood the test of time, as well as the test of

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Epic Backyard Playhouse: How I spent my summer, and what it taught me about food

Epic Backyard Playhouse

Looking back, this project just seems crazy. But if parenthood doesn’t drive you at least a little bit nuts, you’re probably doing it wrong. Wanting nothing but the best for our kids, we aspired to build them a truly epic

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