Want an easy recipe for a favorite afternoon snack? I was first introduced to empanadas about 12 years ago when I met my husband. Being that he's Venezuelan, empanadas were a main staple in his home. His mother always had them hot and ready-to-go every day when he came home from school. They are these great little dough pockets (think of a pizza pocket, only home made) … [Read more...] about Empanadas: Mom-Approved Snacks Your Kids Will Love!
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The first question most parents ask when it comes to teens and video games is whether the game is appropriate. Video games are often stereotyped as violent, but more and more of them are challenging that old association. Many games feature complex, nuanced storytelling. They educate players about important topics like free will, gender politics and self-expression, and teach … [Read more...] about Seven Parent-Approved Games Your Teens Should Be Playing
As most of you know by now, I’m a mamma with three little ones in school full time. And as most of you might also know if you’ve read any of my previous blog entries, I actually DO wake up in the middle of the night in a slight panic thinking about what they ate that day.Was it healthy? Are they getting all the nutrients they need? And what am I going to pack in their lunch … [Read more...] about The Kid (And Mom) Approved Snack List
Based on conversations I’ve been having with other moms, preparing healthy school lunches seems to have a lot in common with New Year’s resolutions; making them is the easy part. Being consistent about packing lunches day in and day out is not. That said, how have you been doing? Still packing healthy lunches? Just packing them once or twice a week? Running out of recipe … [Read more...] about 10 Quick & Healthy Mom-Approved School Lunches
Most parents take every precaution to ensure their children are safe in appropriate car seats when traveling by car. But what about when traveling by plane? The U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recommends that all children under 40 pounds use an FAA approved child restraint system (CRS) when flying. According to the FAA, children less than … [Read more...] about FAA Approved Toddler Car Seats