Day 12: Get right back on track when you slip up

Did a coworker bring in homemade brownies and you sampled one (OK, three)? At dinner, did you nosh on the breadbasket, order fries instead of a side salad with your meal and eat dessert? Diet slip–ups happen to all of us, so don’t beat yourself up and abandon your weight–loss goals. One meal doesn’t negate […]

Toddler Eating – Are you on the right track?

A week ago, I held one of my all day Mommy Chef Tastes for Toddler cooking classes and something struck me (as it usually does) as I was speaking with the moms who attended the full day cook-a-thon class. It struck me how high the expectations of what a toddler eats are.  Whether it from […]

Right amount of fat, protein, key to babies

The early childhood diet and that of the mother during pregnancy determines the health of a child later life. One researcher hopes to drastically improve the health of future generations by giving nutritional advice to pregnant women and young mothers. ScienceDaily: Infant Health News

Nursing moms: Getting bottle feeding right the first time

by Michelle Stein posted in Mom Stories   This post is part of a sponsorship with Playtex. Introducing a bottle to my daughter for the very first time was stressful for every member of my household — mom, dad, baby, big brother, heck, even the cats. We were all on edge. And it sucked. Like… […]

Are ads still not getting fatherhood right?

by Joey Lombardi posted in Mom Stories As Father’s Day approaches, a fond spotlight shines on dads everywhere. I have been reading lots of essays from adult children and how awesome and influential their fathers have been in their lives. I have even seen professional wrestlers ruminating on the importance of fatherhood. All of this… […]

Study: Tigers mothers and their critics are both right

Are Tiger Mothers doing kids a favor or a disservice? Is parental pressure a good thing or a bad thing? New research confirms what many cultural psychologists have suspected for a long time: It depends on how a child feels about his parent. Want to get the full story? Click on the headline above. And […]

Summer Slim-Down Challenge Day 7: Get Right Back on Track

Did a co-worker bring in homemade brownies and you sampled one (OK, three)? At dinner, did you nosh from the bread basket, order fries instead of a side salad with your meal and eat dessert? Diet slip–ups happen to all of us, so don’t beat yourself up and abandon your weight-loss goals. One meal doesn’t […]

In one important way the Brady Bunch got it right

by Melissa Byers posted in Mom Stories “This thing was invented for the sole reason of making life easier for women, you see?”  That gem was from Mike Brady when referring to an electric mixer. It’s from the episode of the Brady Bunch where Carol and Mike try to convince each other that parenting the… […]