Barbeque season is here along with all of its usual fun - outdoor games and delicious food! A few weeks ago, we had a cookout and each arrived with the platters of food that everyone expects (our vegetable crudité) in addition to something else healthy and also yummy. This year, Lyssie brought a spinach, artichoke, and fennel salad with citrus salsa, and Tammy took fruit … [Read more...] about 6 Tips for Staying Slim During BBQ (and Bikini) Season!
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When your child comes into the kitchen while you are making dinner, literally armed with an assortment of bugs, snails, and worms up and down her hands and arms, the last thing she is thinking about is washing her hands. That is where children differ from adults because that is probably your first thought. it's time to pass on some hand washing tips for kids. Try to remain … [Read more...] about Hand Washing Tips for Kids
Some of my best childhood memories are from summer vacations that I spent with my family on the water, either at the neighborhood public pool, on the lake or by the ocean. We tried them all and I loved every minute of it. But along with summer weather comes more time by the water and more hazards for our little ones. I just finished up a 6 week course* with my kids … [Read more...] about Swim Smarter: Water Safety Tips for Parents
Hi, I'm Merrick from Merrick's Art, where I blog about style, sewing, and family life. I'm a mom of a spunky and smart little two year old boy, and seven months pregnant with baby boy #2, and I'm thrilled to be here on ModernMom today! One of my favorite things to feature on my blog is re-fashions. Since it's hard to find good quality fabrics for a good price and in good … [Read more...] about Style on a Budget: Re-Fashion Tips for Moms
Have you ever wondered why kids give us such a hard time about eating their veggies? In the recent study, 70 percent of the kids tested were bitter-sensitive, meaning they don't like bitter foods like broccoli and cucumber. Bitter-sensitive kids who were offered a dip ate 80 percent more vegetables than kids who weren’t given a dip. The findings held true regardless of the … [Read more...] about 3 Foolproof Tips to Get Your Kids to Eat Their Veggies