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The Innovative Dad

A psychologist’s blog about raising and educating children through the lens innovation.

More than Taco Tuesday: Mexican Meal Ideas

More than Taco Tuesday: Mexican Meal Ideas

Growing up, I didn't have a lot of exposure to Mexican food. Sure, we occasionally had tacos, but it wasn't a cuisine that we went out to eat. In fact, my idea of a Mexican meal was to microwave a platter of tortilla chips with salsa and cheese on them which is...

Alexa, Help Me with My Executive Functioning

Alexa, Help Me with My Executive Functioning

I didn't think that we were going to be one of those houses that was going to get an Alexa. I was wrong. We now have one in almost every room of the house. The voice-controlled speaker provides more than just a place to stream music or ask ridiculous questions. Over...

Book Review: 13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don’t Do

Book Review: 13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don’t Do

Amy Morin likes to count to thirteen. I'm not sure why, but she's now counted to thirteen four times, once for each of her popular books. Morin's books are based upon her experience as a psychotherapist and as a foster parent. Her parenting advice is gathered in 13...

Comfort Foods You Can Make: Diner Food Edition

Comfort Foods You Can Make: Diner Food Edition

I love diner food. Growing up in South Jersey, the diner was a ubiquitous part of my childhood. Every community had at least one diner, often two. Naturally, you developed a favorite diner or at least one that you would never walk into. As a teenager, almost every...

Meatless Monday: Vegetarian Main Dishes

Meatless Monday: Vegetarian Main Dishes

When we think about meal planning, one recent trend has been the idea of meatless Mondays. Essentially, this means skipping a meat-based main course in favor of a vegetarian entree. Thankfully vegetarian food no longer means bland veggie burgers or the ubiquitous...

Yes, Soup for You!

Yes, Soup for You!

Our house has been chilly all week. The thermostat settings haven't changed; it's more like our bodies hadn't adjusted to the drop in temperature from a weekend of 50 degrees plus weather to a week with two snow days, delayed school openings, and below-freezing...

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