If you've been trying to get your family to adopt healthier habits, whether it's eating better or moving more, then stop nagging. Trying a more positive approach could benefit everyone more. And being sneaky about it doesn't hurt, either. If you're not comfortable even broaching the subject of weight loss or health with your children or spouse, then just don't mention it. You can help them adopt those healthy habits without them... Read More
Grocery stores can be crowded, difficult to navigate, and full of eye-catching displays of junk food and toys that make kids of all ages catch a serious case of the gimmes. That doesn't mean you have to leave the kids at home.
Eating is an experience families like to share, so it only makes sense that food shopping should be a shared experience as well. Watching their parents stock the larder helps give... Read More
If you're a mom who dreads taking the kids when you run errands, then there are ways to keep them occupied and perhaps make those mundane trips learning experiences for them. For example, a grocery store excursion could become a way for them to learn about nutrition. Make comparisons among the foods in your cart - bananas vs. candy, perhaps - and help them figure out which is the best food to fuel their bodies. Scavenger hunts are... Read More
When it comes to cooking, there's nothing quite like getting your kids in on the act, especially if they're finicky eaters. Your child will have even more incentive to polish off his meal when he's the one to prepare it. In addition to getting a helping hand in the kitchen, cooking dinner together is also a great way to bond with your child. For a dinner that's truly amore, make tonight pizza night. While culinary veterans may want to... Read More