Formula Fed—Me and My Boys

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I don’t want moms to feel guilty for not breastfeeding because they cannot or simply because they choose not to.
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Healthy Weekends in Woodstock, Vermont

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With the cool weather and colorful scenery, Fall is the perfect time to head to Vermont to enjoy nature at it’s finest. Plus, there are tons of cute little cafes that offer farm-to-table produce! If you're up for hiking, exploring farms or some homemade ice cream, head to Vermont for a weekend of family fun. For easy planning and a list of mom-approved activities, follow my guide for a healthy, happy weekend!
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Get Ready to Bake a New Kind of Cake

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Aside from the speed and ease of baking mug cakes, the time you spend in the kitchen with your kids can be a fun way to introduce new (and old) foods to your kids, have them practice their hand at measuring ingredients and most importantly, build healthy habits. So, get ready to make a new kind of cake with us! All you need is a mug, a microwave, and a few ingredients to follow along!
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Mug Cakes Cookbook Giveaway

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We recently just discovered an entire cookbook dedicated to mug cakes and were excited to review it! Mug Cakes: 100 Speedy Microwave Treats to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth by Leslie Bilderback contains a variety of flavors and is accommodating for any lifestyle diet. We mean it too! We were very pleased to find nut-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan and even sugar-free recipes. f baking dessert isn't your forte...with mug cakes it doesn't have to be. With easy-to-follow directions, you can still create delicious desserts in your own kitchen in no time. Interested in your own copy of Mug Cakes? Enter to win your own copy of Mug Cakes cookbook! Thanks to St. Martin's Press, we're able to give a lucky reader a copy of Mug Cakes by Leslie Bilderback. To enter, see our main page for details!
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Need Back To School Snack Ideas?

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Happy Labor Day Weekend! Watch Laura and her boys dish out yummy recipes and gardening ideas while you relax on the train, bus or plane en route to your weekend away. Anyone hungry? What Would Julieanna Do? – Healthy Kids: To view, click on the image below. If you have trouble viewing it, click here!
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Cheeseburgers in Paradise…a tale of cheeseburgers, breadburgers and Bobby

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Oh my gosh…so much is happening in our kitchen lately! And it’s happening so fast that I barely have time to blog about all of it. The long and short of it: MY KIDS ARE ACTUALLY BECOMING ADVENTUROUS EATERS! Can you believe that? I know we have much more work to do, but trust me on this. If you have a kid who eats just five foods only, don’t despair. Get working on changing that routine and give it time. [...]
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Whole-Wheat Orzo with Mushrooms and Onions

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  INGREDIENTS 1 box of whole-wheat orzo 1 lb mushrooms, slices Lipton onion soup mix 1 medium Vidalia onion 1/3 of olive oil Fresh ground Pepper DIRECTIONS Cook orzo as per directions on box.  Chop Vidalia onion and slice mushrooms.  Sautee chopped onions and slice mushrooms with 1 tsp of olive oil.  Meanwhile, drain orzo and add the 1/3 cup of olive oil.  Mix everything together in a bowl.  In the bowl, add the Lipton onion soup mix.  Mix thoroughly.  [...]
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