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Resources on Children and Chores

Resources on Children and Chores

Getting kids to do chores can be a pain in the neck. It can become a power struggle even when dealing with the most compliant of kids. Sometimes, it becomes so frustrating that we just throw in the towel and take care of whatever the chore was ourselves. Of course,...
Don’t Yuck My Yum: Meal Plan – Week of 12/12

Don’t Yuck My Yum: Meal Plan – Week of 12/12

Feeding a family of six each week can feel a bit intense. The logistics are complicated as we try to balance afterschool activities and seeing patients at night. The last thing that I want to hear when I put food down on the table is yuck. It’s not that I feel...
Why I Love My Robot Vacuum

Why I Love My Robot Vacuum

Oh, robot vacuum! How I love thee! Thine drunken meanderings around my kitchen doth make swoon. As I write this, I’m still a little flabbergasted at the impact that a small, round robot vacuum has on my life. It’s not that our floors weren’t clean...
Keeping It Simple: Menu Plan – Week of 12/5

Keeping It Simple: Menu Plan – Week of 12/5

Sometimes you just need to dial back the cooking and make the week as simple as possible. Often, I use menu planning as an excuse to try a new recipe or to push my kids to try out flavors and textures that they are less familiar with. It keeps me engaged with the...
Chocolate Chocolate Chip Banana Protein Waffles

Happy Hanukkah!: Menu Plan – Week of 11/27

It’s Hanukkah on Sunday night which means a week filled with fried foods! Well, sort of. The tradition of eating foods fried in oil dates back to one of the miracles connected to Hanukkah. According to the story, after defeating the Greeks, the victorious...

Sweet Potato Casserole

Ingredients 3 large sweet potatoes 1 egg 1/3 cup sugar 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 cup mini marshmallow (optional) Place the unpeeled sweet potatoes in the Instant Pot. Add 1 cup of water. Seal the pressure cooker and set it on high for 15 minutes.Use the...
Dealing with the Tantrum Monster

Dealing with the Tantrum Monster

Nobody enjoys a temper tantrum. Not the kid, not the parent. They often end with everyone feeling more miserable than when they started. And that’s just the best-case scenario. Our kids have meltdowns for three basic reasons. First, they are struggling with...