Christa May

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14 Really Good Chapter Books for Preschoolers That Librarians Keep Recommending

There comes a time when the long-suffering parent just <i>can’t</i> read <i>The Little Blue Truck</i> anymore. Or <i>My First Farm Book</i>, with its disturbing implication …

Want to Raise Mentally Strong Kids? Do These 3 Things (Most Parents Don't Do Any of Them)

All kids have the ability to develop mental muscle. We just need to teach them how.<p>Challenges, hardship, and setbacks are inevitable. Teaching kids to build mental muscle helps them become resilient. It's also the key to helping them reach their greatest potential in life.<p>But, it's easy to get so …

Self-help

Crockpot Moroccan Chicken | Goop

This braised chicken dish is stupid easy to make but thanks to the mix of spices tastes incredibly complex. We love this spooned over cauliflower, …

Recipes

Welcome to Safely Ever After, Inc.

Innovative, Non-Fearful Safety Programs for Parents & Kids…<p>Did you know ? <br>… it takes less than a minute for a predator to lure a child away?<br>… 90% of …

Brownie Trifle #Recipe

Brownie Trifle #Recipe<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><p><b>Brownies</b><br>2 packages NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Brownies & More Chocolate Baking Mix with Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels<br>2 large …

Recipe: Creamy Chicken Alfredo Lasagna Roll-Ups

Creamy Chicken Alfredo Lasagna Roll-Ups<p>Serves 2<p>4 dry lasagna noodles <br>2 tablespoons unsalted butter, plus more for coating the baking dish <br>1 clove …

12 Summer Sandwiches for Weekday Lunches

Making a great sandwich is an art form. Too often we settle for boring stacks of bread, meat, cheese, and veggies. Yes, they are easy to assemble, …

19 Finger Foods for Every Summer BBQ

Eating with utensils is SO winter 2015. Once summer rolls around, it’s all about BBQs, and that means eating with your hands. Whether it’s blueberry cheesecake dip that you scoop up with a graham cracker or a parfait popsicle that lives on a stick, you can pretty much guarantee that you’ll be …

Cooking

Parmesan Garlic Roasted Baby Potatoes #Recipe

<b>Ingredients</b><p>1/2 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese with a sand consistency (don't use shredded or Microplaned Parmesan cheese)<br>1/2 teaspoon garlic …

14 Healthy Recipes for Grilled Fish to Kick Off Warm Weather

It might seem like you were just grocery shopping for winter salads, but now it’s time to break out the grill for healthy warm-weather noms. This is where fish comes into play. It’s nutritious, versatile and pretty much begs to be thrown on the grill. You already have plenty of grilled skewer …

Cooking

#Recipe : Chili Lime Chicken Marinade

Recipes<p><b>Ingredients</b><p>2 – 2.5 lbs skin on chicken thighs<br>Marinade:<br>1/2 cup lime juice<br>3 teaspoons lime zest<br>1/4 cup organic olive oil<br>4 tablespoons chopped …

BBQ 101: Whiskey BBQ Shrimp Barbecue Recipe

INGREDIENTS:<p>1 lb. shrimp (with tail)<br>• 1/4 cup of Crown Royal Canadian Whisky<br>• 1/4 cup BBQ sauce<br>• 1/4 cup honey<br>• 1/4 tsp. black pepper<br>• 1/8 tsp. garlic …

Parents, your children do lie – and here’s how to tackle it

As a teacher, I know that parents struggle to tell when their own offspring are fibbing. But there are ways to help encourage honesty<p>It’s parents’ evening and I’m sitting across the table from Laura and her dad. They are the spitting image of each other: slight, dark-haired, and scowling. I’m …

16 Homemade Salad Dressings That Will Actually Make You Want To Eat Salad

For a long time, we considered salad to be a necessary evil. Yes, it's nutritious, but it's also basically just leaves. That is, until we discovered some of these meal-changing homemade dressings. Pass the arugula, please.<p><b>Balsamic Vinaigrette</b><p>Keep it simple, keep it in your fridge 24/7. <b>Get the</b> …

What To Do When Your Toddler Throws A Tantrum: 4 Tips To Keep You Calm, Cool And Collected

Toddlers that throw tantrums are not problem children or spoiled children, they are just normal kids struggling to cope with difficult emotions. If your child is throwing fits and embarrassing you in public, rest assured, they are not a brat, their frustrations are real and they are just expressing …

Bakery Style Chocolate Chip Muffins {video recipe}

Bakery Style Chocolate Chip Muffins {video recipe}<p>Prep time<p>10 mins<p>Cook time<p>20 mins<p>Total time<p>30 mins<p>Author: Little Sweet Baker<p>Serves: 12<p>Ingredients<p>2 & …

7 Crispy, Crunchy And Crave-Worthy Vegetable Recipes

The reason many people (especially kids) don't like vegetables is because of their texture. Mushy, soft veggies are the worst! That's why roasting makes a world of difference. From Broccoli with Chipotle Honey Butter to Curried Carrots, you'll actually crave these dishes.<p><b>1. Roasted Broccoli With</b> …

Vegetables

13 of My Best Chicken Dinner Recipes

A quick and easy one-pot weeknight meal, features chicken and mushrooms in a creamy mustard and tarragon sauce. Uses any cut of chicken and grainy …

Let’s stop talking to our kids: I know communication between parents and children is important, but can we also learn to occasionally shut up?

Growing up, silence meant anger. I vowed to do things differently with my own daughter, but have I gone too far?<p>“Look at the traffic light,” I said to my 3-year-old daughter, Zelda, desperate for conversation, my voice hoarse from chatting. It was 8 a.m. but it had already been a long morning of …

Should You Post About Your Kid on the Internet?

When your kid gets under your skin or make you feel really proud, should you be writing about it on the internet?<p>Do our kids have a say in how we expose them to the world? Even the cutest baby picture, who's to say in ten or 20 years that that child will be glad you exposed him of her to the world …

The Secret to an Evenly Cooked Roasted Chicken

How to avoid the dreaded dry white meat.<p><i>Yes, everybody makes basic cooking mistakes. Like, say, something as simple as overcooking mushrooms or toasting grains and spices. Below, reader Molly Frisch confesses ruining a roast chicken to associate food editor Rick Martinez. Welcome to Effed it …

Cooking

Not Your Grandma's Brussels Sprouts

Shredded Kale and Brussels Sprouts Salad with Bacon and Pecorino<p>1 of 10<p>Let's be honest, fibrous kale and dense Brussels sprouts can be difficult to …

Healthy Eating

'The Collapse of Parenting': Parents need to take charge or kids will suffer

Dr. Leonard Sax has been a family physician and psychologist for 27 years, conducting workshops around the world for parents, teachers, social workers, counselors, school psychologists and juvenile justice professionals.<p>He's also a dad, and it's from all those perspectives that he took on his …

Why Having a Working Mom is the Best Thing Ever

<i>This article first appeared in She's Fit to Lead (www.shesfittolead.com).</i><p>When I was younger, I envied kids with stay-at-home moms. Growing up, my neighbor (and best friend) had a mom who was always around. She was there to drive us to countless sports practices, actively attend any and every school …

This Dad's Shocking Photo Of His Baby Is Shedding Light On A Dangerous But Common Condition

Scott Walker's infant could have suffered a severe infection or even lost her toe after suffering this dangerous condition some parents may not be aware of.<p>Walker said that both his daughters were born seven weeks early, and Molly faced complications after her birth.<p>After three weeks in the …

Best Sriracha Recipes

For folks who love their food to bring on the heat, sriracha is a pantry must. It wasn't long before spicy food lovers discovered that sriracha was a …

5 Easy Ways to Hold Your Baby to Help Them Get Stronger

You hold your baby all the time, right? You hold them while you walk around the house. You prop them on your knees while you’re in Netflix and chill mode. You cradle them while you eat or check your phone for messages. You probably even put them on your lap while you shop in the Brit + Co Shop. …

Pregnancy

What’s in my diaper bag: 7 month old + 3 year old

The items in my diaper bag keep evolving as the needs of my kids change. The things I needed for Baby Pizza when she had reflux has recently been …

Parenting

An Amazingly Effective Way To Help Your Child Master Math Skills With LEGO Blocks

Lego is a phenomenal super-toy, which helps stimulate kids’ creativity, imagination, as well as logical thinking.<p>School teacher Alycia Zimmerman does …

Lego

Grimm's Balancing Owls - Wooden Baby Blocks for Stacking, Building & Creative Play, Mountain Owls - on Amazon