Most moms notice that their kids enjoy repetition. From watching the same video over and over to requesting a favorite book every night at bedtime, children crave the security and reassurance that a consistent routine provides.
One way to enhance this sense of comfort derived from repetition is to create or carry on family rituals. Family rituals are meaningful acts, repeated on a predictable schedule, that celebrate the uniqueness... Read More
Summer means hot weather, and heat means not wanting to fire up the oven and sweat out a meal. But if you can't stand the heat, then there's no reason to stay out of the kitchen. Just change the way you make meals. You might think the slow cooker is only for soups - and who wants hot soup in the summer? - but it can be used for so much more, without heating up the kitchen. Sure, it works all day to provide a meal around dinnertime, but it... Read More
March has been declared National Nutrition Month® by the American Dietetic Association, so I can't think of a better time to talk about ways to improve your child's lifestyle and eating habits. We all know that a banana is a healthier snack than a bag of potato chips and that playing outside is better than sitting on the couch watching television. But, sometimes making those choices is not so easy. Forming new healthy habits takes... Read More
Author, TV host and mother of seven children Hannah Keeley sat down with My Daily Moment recently to discuss how she masters the challenge of getting her family to the dinner table to share a meal and conversation.
For many American families, simply putting food on the table has become a challenge as a result of the economy. Hannah has teamed with Libby's Fruit and Vegetables and Feeding America to help those families have... Read More
You try to feed your kids healthful food most of the time, but are there a few tweaks you could make to get just a little more nutrition into them? If they're already making OK choices, then it's pretty painless to sneak in few more vitamins and minerals. Here are some super substitutions. Start with drinks. Pediatricians recommend switching to cow's milk at age 1, but did you know that not all kids need all the fat in whole milk? In... Read More