The Facts About Farm Fresh Foods

The Facts About Farm Fresh Foods

Farmers market or supermarket? Organic or conventional?  Farm-raised or wild-caught? There is so much information out there – some confusing, some conflicting – about the healthiest and most cost-effective ways to feed our families on a daily basis. One of…

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The Joy Of Storytelling At Family Meals

The Joy of Storytelling at Family Meals

I had the honor of interviewing Nancy Mellon, MA, a teacher, artist, and expressive psychotherapist who specializes in storytelling as a healing art. She is the author of Body Eloquence, Storytelling & the Art of the Imagination, Storytelling with Children,…

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Countdown To Christmas

Countdown to Christmas

Every year I make an Advent calendar for my kids. Not because I am religious, but because for us it has become a way to get focused and go inward during a busy time that in the past has gotten…

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Afternoon Munchies…

Afternoon Munchies…

… don’t we all get them? The afternoon is a time when I feel hungry and more likely to make poor choices. It’s also a time when I am more likely to give my kids anything they want, forgetting that…

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5 Ways To Enjoy Family Dinner

5 Ways to Enjoy Family Dinner

Do you ever have one of those nights where you have made an awesome dinner, it is ready and waiting on the table, but one child is outside and won’t come in, another one might be trying to finish homework,…

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Eating Local And Saving Forward

Eating Local and Saving Forward

In late spring, I always start to think about locally-grown food. Of course, it is a time in New England where there isn’t much yet, but there is a promise of food to come. It is also a time when…

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Having Fun With “kid” Food!

Having fun with “kid” food!

I am not a big fan of “kid food”, mostly because as a society we have decided to feed our kids the most unhealthy food possible. But, every once in awhile, it is really fun to just be a kid,…

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Getting Creative With Rice

Getting creative with rice

When I have rice on the menu, it usually has a twist to it! My go-to rice is short-grain brown rice, but I also have fun with brown rice medleys, wild rice and black rice. I also love quinoa and…

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