Jessica Coletta

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Turkey Meatloaf Recipe - Genius Kitchen

Melt butter in a skillet.<p>Cook onion and garlic in melted butter for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.<p>Place mixture in a large bowl to cool for 5 …

Italian Style Meatball Recipe Recipe - Genius Kitchen

In a large bowl, beat the eggs.<p>Add the rest of the ingredients, blend with hands until combined.<p>Shape into 1 inch balls.<p>Brown in a skillet with just …

Food

Arm Toning Workout for New Moms

"A strong upper body is so important for new moms," says Kristin McGee, a personal trainer in New York City. "Think about all that gear you have to schlep for Baby!" (She should know: That's her son, Timothy, below!) Have the green light to exercise from your M.D.? Do McGee's mommy-and-me workout …

5 Autism Simulations to Help You Experience Sensory Overload

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) describes a complex group of brain development disorders characterized by difficulties in social interaction, …

How to Put a Toddler to Bed in 100 Easy Steps

1. Announce that it's time to go to bed.<p>2. Wait for your toddler to stop crying.<p>3. Explain that bedtime is not a punishment.<p>4. Explain that bedtime is not a new concept.<p>5. Explain that, yes, bedtime will happen every night.<p>6. Console your toddler.<p>7. Announce that it's still bedtime.<p>8. Let your …

How to Bake Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are a healthy, delicious option for everyday meals. They’re an excellent source of fiber, potassium, and vitamin A, and they’re also …

Sweet Potatoes

Grilled Chicken with Honey Mustard Dressing

As far in advance as you can, sprinkle both sides of the chicken with the salt and pepper. Ideally you'll let it sit for 30 minutes so the salt can …

Food

Best Hamburger

A few months ago, I got an email from a reader who’d made my Best Pork Chops and was wondering what my version of a “Best Burger” would be. My …

BBQ

Make-Ahead Chocolate Oatmeal - Crumb: A Food Blog

They say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.<p>I know this is meant to be a metaphor, but it’s also true that what goes into your stomach …

Avocado-Walnut Brownies (No Butter, No Oil)

Click HERE to order our new cookbook, <i>The Chubby Vegetarian: 100 Inspired Vegetable Recipes for the Modern Table</i> (Susan Schadt Press, November 2016). …

Baked Sweet Potato Wedges with Spicy Avocado Dip

Growing up, I was always part of a team. I played slow-pitch softball as a little girl. I was on a jump rope team in elementary school (Stop it. You …

Roasted Vegetable Lasagna Roll Ups

1. <b>Prepare the veggies:</b> Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper (or spray with nonstick spray). In a medium …

Chocolate Avocado Smoothie. Vegan. (Tastes like pudding!)

I know you’re thinking I must be crazy, right?! I was hesitant when I ran across this recipe in one of my mags that I had. I thought why not try it, …

Almost Instant Chai

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: Megan Scott of The Joy Kitchen shares the key to a perfect cup of chai.</i><p>We probably have coffee shops to thank for the widespread consumption of …

Three house rules to live by

Raising caring, thoughtful children all starts with respect, inside and outside the home. No matter what other rules apply in your household, …

'Mommy, Somebody Needs You'

Ever since we brought our new daughter home, her older brothers have been the first to tell me when she is crying, whimpering or smelling a little suspicious. "Somebody needs you," they say. I have no idea how this little saying started, but at first it sort of annoyed me. I could be enjoying a …

'Supernanny' Jo Frost: There's No Justification For Spanking

When it comes to spanking, "Supernanny" star Jo Frost give clear advice: Don't do it.<p>Frost joined HuffPost Live's Nancy Redd for a conversation about her new book "Jo Frost's Toddler Rules: Your 5-Step Guide to Shaping Proper Behavior." When a commenter asked for her opinion on physical discipline, …

Do Parents Really Know Best When Disciplining Their Children?

If parents were to base their disciplinary decisions solely on scientific research, spanking would be a strategy of the past. More than 100 studies document the negative effects of spanking, while positive associations with physical discipline are nearly non-existent.<p>Still, two-thirds of Americans …

Whatever You Do, DO NOT Give This to a Toddler

DO NOT under any circumstance hand a phone over to a toddler. If you do, it will be gone. Forever. As in, bye-bye phone. The toddler will become obsessed with it, NOTHING will compare. They will search you, your pockets, handbag... EVERYWHERE, until they find <i>their</i> precious phone. And when they find …

Keep Your Little Movers Safe With This Baby-Proofing Checklist

Baby's on the move? Run! No wait, better make sure it's safe. Here's a checklist for all you parents, grandparents, godparents, aunts, uncles and friends who have little ones moving about your home. Curiosity can be adorable, but did you know how much trouble a child's sense of exploration can be? …

Tax Time: All The Ways Your Kids Can Save You Cash

<b>By Mary Schwager for GalTime.com</b><p>As you start to gather your documents and tally your receipts for your taxes, don't forget to write off your kids! There are many tax breaks you can claim with Uncle Sam if you have children and some you may not even know about.<p>For example, did you know that you can …

The Key to Being the Happiest Parents on the Block

<i>By Ilyssa McIntyre</i><p>9BLISS sat down with renowned pediatrician, Dr. Harvey Karp -- most widely known for his (incredibly) popular book, <i>The Happiest Baby on the Block</i> and its sequel, <i>The Happiest Toddler on the Block</i>. Dr. Karp dedicates his professional life to educating parents and children on his …

The Meanest Word at Preschool

There's a game that we play, my boys and I, when the sun goes down and we're getting a little stir-crazy. Max balances an overturned stacking block on his hand, or on his head, or at the edge of the couch, and I try to throw a ball in. At nearly 5 years old, he is mostly amused when I miss. And of …

I Lack The Discipline to Discipline My Son

I have a problem. I know many other mamas would think this is far from a problem, but I assure you, it is.<p>This is how many of the conversations with my 3 ½ year old are going these days:<p>Me: Aiven, please go pick up your toys.<p>Aiven: But, Mommy, I love you.<p>Me: Aiven! You are interrupting. Please say …

A Dad's Letter to His Son (About the Only Good Reason to Get Married)

Dear Son,<p>It seems like yesterday you were blowing poop out of your diaper onto your mother's lap. Yet here we are, on the verge of the birds-and-the-bees conversation. The poop was way easier.<p>Before we talk about sex, though, I want to talk about marriage. Not because I'll shun you or shame you if</i> …