If you were to listen to my Mom's side of the story, it would sound like no big deal. She tells the tale of how - for several years - I refused to eat any meat, and my brother wouldn't eat any vegetables. So, she would give me extra helpings of my brother's vegetables and she would give him my meat and everyone was happy.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on March 9, 2018 at 6:55am — No Comments
Think about one of those bad days at work. The kind of day in which nothing went right. Let's say you got stuck with some work you didn't want to do, had to smile through some negative comments from customers, figured out a way to stay out of your boss's cross hairs, got some moody text messages from a spouse and a friend, and then you had to fight through traffic the whole way home only to be reminded when you got there that you have to…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on December 6, 2017 at 6:40am — No Comments
For a few years now my family has had a special tradition on Wednesdays: We let our son pick dinner. When he was younger, this meant that we usually ate at one of his favorite restaurants. But now that he is older, he actually cooks dinner for the family every other week.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on October 27, 2017 at 6:30am — No Comments
Did your hospital or midwife allow eating during labor? Most of us MomCavers weren’t allowed to eat once we arrived at the hospital. The reasoning behind this (barbaric, in our opinion) practice is that in an emergency, general anesthesia may be used and any food eaten could aspirate into the lungs. While this may be a concern in very rare cases, most laboring moms are doing the most physically demanding work of their lives and could use some sustenance.
Added by Jennifer Weedon Palazzo on May 11, 2016 at 11:54am — No Comments
Breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, dinner, snack... Repeat. There are days when I’m not exciting about having to prepare another meal. Eating is important, I know, but its nice to have a break sometimes... even if its only for one meal. This is mini pizza recipe is one that the kids can completely make themselves! All you have to do is place it in the oven, set the timer, and take it out!…Continue
Added by Jazelle on August 27, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments
My crockpot has become a dear friend over the past 6 years... Pretty much when I started having kids. Its so easy to throw all your ingredients in, cover, and the let magic happen. Whether you work outside the home or from inside the home, there's nothing better than to smell the wonderful aroma of your dinner cooking and to know that all you have to do is grab a plate and fork. Sigh. There are a plethora…Continue
Last night, the kids and I had the opportunity to pack some lunches for the West Suburban PADS (Public Action to Deliver Shelter) organization. This non-profit agency gives emergency food and shelter to individuals and families in the West Suburban Cook County area. They operate a shelter every Tuesday night and provide lunches for the next day. There are many PADS programs available all over with some even supplying permanent housing and supportive services for their…Continue
Have them cook with you :-)
If you make it fun to participate in making the meals, they will look at the food differently... AND as a bonus, they might LIKE cooking and keep on helping :-) I have an 11 year old and he LOVES to cook.…Continue
Added by Jennifer Weedon Palazzo on February 6, 2015 at 9:46am — No Comments
The 30 Day Eat Clean Challenge begins NOW, and runs for 30 days. During this time, you will set goals, clean up your eating and see dramatic results in your fitness and overall health.
Why should you participate in a challenge that will help you get healthier, stronger, and…Continue
Just a little update, I thought it was time to share my health and fitness journey, and maybe I could help someone who may be feeling the same way. During the month of February 2014, after making yet another major decision, I moved back to the east coast. Unfortunately, life was not working out the way I thought it would. Without fail, depression kicked in, and my health started to take a turn for the worse. I was tired all the time, I started to use food as an…
Added by HollyDayBeauty on June 1, 2014 at 7:07am — No Comments
When I hear the word Campbell’s my mind goes back to a simpler time. A time when the biggest decision of the day was what type of cereal I should have for breakfast. When my day would consist of play and not coming home till the street light came on, when there were no iPhones, emails to check, or bills to pay. When I hear the word Campbell’s I think of childhood and warm tomato soup with grilled cheese sandwiches, warm cheesy chicken casseroles, etc. Campbell’s was definitely a…Continue
When my son was a toddler,I had to go through some trial and error every single day.Mealtimes were like challenges for me but I slowly learned some important lessons.Today I'm going to share some ideas that really worked for me and I hope this will help you guide your kids to eat more veggies.
Why Kids Should Eat Vegetables?
Vegetables have high nutritional values which protect us from many diseases like cancer,diabetes and heart diseases.Vegetables are rich in…
Added by Sunita P on May 28, 2012 at 4:45am — No Comments
Here is an easier, less messy way to eat a cupcake! Next time cupcakes are served at a party try this trick:
Added by Busy Mom on the Go on March 11, 2012 at 8:32am — No Comments
Three (3) lucky LAB readers will receive signed copies of the book!
How do I enter? You have a few options AND EACH COUNTS AS ONE ENTRY. There is NO LIMIT to the number of times a reader can enter (via any of the entry channels) this contest.…Continue
Added by Vera Sweeney on February 8, 2012 at 10:43am — No Comments
I belong to a family that loves to eat. Whenever my mother would chide my father about keeping cholesterol at bay, the smarty-pants would point his spoon towards the sky and say, "We should feast while we're alive. I'm sure heaven is a great place, but I don't know if there's anybody up there who can cook like you…Continue
Added by Frances Beldia on January 11, 2012 at 1:36am — No Comments
I bought the Mickey Mouse shirt (in my picture)…Continue
Added by Tawna Richard on November 18, 2011 at 1:34pm — No Comments
So my son has been a really picky eater lately. Well he was born picky. It is hard not to compare him to my daughter because she came out a great eater. She loves healthy food and even asks for cold water over…Continue
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