Monthly Archives: January 2011

Why Haven’t We Done This Before?

Get your kids in the kitchen, and they will be better eaters.  Have them make something with you, and they’re more likely to try it. How many times have we all heard those, and similar mantras, before?  I, for one, … Continue reading

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Food Accountability

I’ve been musing on something since I wrote the post on “Food Resolutions” — this question of accountability for our family’s choices.  What, exactly, does it mean for me to be “accountable” for the way that J. and I are … Continue reading

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Ketchup: Fruit? Vegetable? Activity?

I think I’ve mentioned before that P. is becoming a “dipper” at mealtimes.  More accurately, these days, he’s becoming a condiment connoisseur — meaning that he very much enjoys having something on his plate which is intended as a dip, … Continue reading

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Snow Day Provisions

I can’t help but snicker a little bit as I peruse the Facebook and Twitter feeds today; you’d think, from all the dire warnings and “emergency updates,” that the Northeast was expecting an apocalyptic hail of fire and brimstone instead … Continue reading

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“Worst Cooks” Again — Maybe it’s a Weekly Thing

I can’t help it.  I just can’t help it. Last Monday, I ranted a bit about “Worst Cooks in America.”  You should understand that my disgust with the show is equally matched by my fascination, and thus, it’s growing into … Continue reading

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Small Triumphs, Ongoing Challenges, and a Confession

The first week of the New Year is officially at an end.  I feel both drained and triumphant; I’ve devoted myself to some small things this week at home that are going well, for which I’ll pat myself on the … Continue reading

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First Come the Pillow Pets, Then Come the Snacks

Although I’m certainly no stranger to the idea of peer pressure and influence among young children — when you have to live the reality of having your kids in day care and preschool basically from infancy, you understand these things … Continue reading

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Fat Kids, Skinny Kids, Just Kids

So.  I read this article yesterday, and I dismissed it, because it got me mildly riled up and I didn’t feel like playing that game at that moment in time.  But this morning, once again, fabulous blogger Bettina of The … Continue reading

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Food Resolutions?

I don’t generally do the whole New Year’s Resolution thing.  I used to, years ago, but I found what I think many people find when they really examine the practice: that resolutions are generally more style than substance; they’re often … Continue reading

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For the New Year, Glimmers of Hope and Abject Despondency

Thanks, Food Network, for both shattering my confidence in my fellow human beings, and providing me with sheer locavore foodie titillation. J. and I returned home with our boys on Saturday evening, after spending a little more than a week … Continue reading

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