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I hope you enjoy Starting from Scratch, my second book, published each week online, one chapter at a time. Before the book’s final publication, I hope to sprinkle readers’ thoughts, opinions and advice throughout. After all, you each have helpful systems and solutions in the kitchen worth sharing. By making a contribution, your comments will...
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As my little one grows up, I’m learning that children go through stages just as quickly as the wind changes direction on a cool, fall day. His latest stage includes unexpected and instantaneous meltdowns, many of which occur at bedtime. No matter how early or late we eat dinner, how many games we play or...
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I hope you enjoy Starting from Scratch, my second book, published each week online, one chapter at a time. Before the book’s final publication, I hope to sprinkle readers’ thoughts, opinions and advice throughout. After all, you each have helpful systems and solutions in the kitchen worth sharing. In addition, for each section, I’m food...
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Today, ABC reported that  junk food is about half a kids’ caloric intake: “Researchers from the National Cancer Institute found that nearly 40 percent of calories consumed by children ages 2 to 18 were empty calories, the unhealthiest kind of calories.” Half of these calories came from the following six foods: Soda Sugary fruit drinks Grain desserts, such...
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When my son, Luke, was six-weeks old, his pediatrician told us: “If your child isn’t sleeping through the night, it’s your fault, and not his.” After two painful nights of hearing Luke cry and not getting up to feed him, he slept “like a baby” the entire night. This lesson of tough love is much...
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The increasing rates of obesity have gotten the attention of First Lady Michele Obama, as well as celebrity chef Jamie Oliver. Last year, a record 63.1% of adults in the U.S. were either overweight or obese. According to KidsHealth.org, the percentage of overweight children in the United States is growing at an alarming rate, with 1...
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