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‘Lunchbox Dad’ Takes Packed Lunch to a Whole New Level

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Heard of Lunchbox Dad? If not, then allow me the pleasure. Beau is a proud daddy of two who takes lunch time very seriously (which is why he's a man after my own heart!). Each week he comes up with the most colorful, creative and downright hilarious meal ideas to get his young... read more

Recall Alert! Plum Organics World Baby Pouch Products

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Make way for another recall! The FDA announced that Plum Organics voluntarily recalled two varieties of its World Baby line of pouch products. The products were recalled because of periodic damage made to the plastic spouts on the pouches during manufacturing. Here’s what you need to know:

There is a possibility that spouts could loosen, detach...

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Try These 5 Toddler-Friendly Pancake Recipes for National Pancake Day

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If you love fluffy, fruity, chocolate-y pancakes, chances are your tot will, too. What's not to obsess over? So today, on National Pancake Day, we're giving you five easy recipes -- from mini-pancakes to dairy-free flapjacks -- to share with your toddler. But don't blame us if they reach for seconds. Has your toddler tried pancakes... read more

6 Sweet Alternatives for Your Toddler to Snack on This Valentine’s Day

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Not into serving up tons of chocolate-y, sugary treats to your toddler on Valentine's Day? We get it, mama. Even though it's temping to settle for chocolate-y kisses and candy bars, these six tasty alternatives are festive (and come without all that processed sugar). Try 'em out: What's your favorite treat to serve on Valentine's... read more

The Mealtime Must-Have Every Baby Loves (and Every Mom Needs!)

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Between mealtime messes, starting on solids and teaching your toddler to hold silverware, you need a cool, super cute and fast way to feed, right? Meet oogaa, the silicone and safe way to feed baby in a way that’s designed for first-timers and toddler eaters (they’re safe on gums too!). What makes oogaa... read more

5 Healthy Eating Tips Moms Need to Get Through the Holiday Season

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With Thanksgiving behind us and a slew of holiday parties ahead, you may already be cringing at the sight of a scale. You may be ready to ignore your health and fitness for a few weeks and leave it to the New Year's resolutions -- but overeating and lack of exercise in the... read more

7 Toddler-Approved Eats Just In Time for Thanksgiving

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Prepping Thanksgiving dinner is tough enough, but with a toddler to think of, this meal sounds like more of marathon cook-fest than a meal to be thankful for. You want your tot to enjoy a well-balanced, healthy meal loaded with all the table-toppers you love (like broccoli, stuffing, turkey, mashed potatoes and bread -- oh,... read more

I Let My Kids Eat Candy to Teach Them a Lesson

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Since my boys are 7 and 11, I have quite a few Halloweens under my belt. I have tried various approaches over the years to try to reconcile my healthy mom beliefs with the sugar-loaded holiday, from homemade healthy treats to chocolate-dipped fresh fruit on skewers. But deciding on which goodies to hand out at our... read more

Recall Alert! Plum Organics Pouched-Food Products

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Yesterday, pouched-food providers Plum Organics announced a voluntary recall on specific products in their Baby Stage 2, Tots Mish Mash and Kids prepared food lines. The products were recalled after discovering a manufacturing defect that may cause spoilage (which means the spoiled pouches will swell and look bloated). How to know... read more

Your Biggest Meal Should be Breakfast If You Want to Get Pregnant

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While previous studies have hinted that eating like a Greek might help you conceive, there's one thing we can all agree on (feta-lover or otherwise): A hearty, healthy breakfast is more important than you would have ever thought. Sure, you'll need your nutrients and vitamins to power through the day, but did you... read more