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Eating Out With Kids

A Story About Restaurant Staff Who Didn't Yell at My Little Kids

Melissa Sher | Posted 07.24.2016 | Parents
Melissa Sher

What I loved about my IHOP was not the food. (Sorry. But my kids there's that.) I loved the restaurant because everyone who worked at our location was so nice. And, yes, it was everyone.

When Moms Bond

Lisa Sadikman | Posted 05.05.2015 | Parents
Lisa Sadikman

We look at each other and laugh and that's all it takes for the floodgates to open. She has three kids; I have three kids. We both worked in offices before having children and now stay at home. We're both killing time with our toddlers, wondering how we'll fill the next three hours.

Pick-Up Lines My 6-Year-Old Son Uses To Impress Much Older Waitresses

Wendi Aarons | Posted 04.01.2014 | Parents
Wendi Aarons

Did you know that I'm 6 years old? I need to use two hands to show you that many fingers.

5 Ways Your Weekend Is Different Now That You Have Kids

Lori Ferraro | Posted 03.12.2014 | Parents
Lori Ferraro

Remember Friday afternoon happy hour? Remember concerts? What about brunch after rolling out of bed at 1:00 on Sunday afternoon? Remember brunch??? Yeah, that doesn't really happen anymore.

My Son Has Entered The Restaurant Danger Zone

Jenny Witte | Posted 01.25.2014 | Parents
Jenny Witte

If I see you out and you have a toddler ticking time bomb in a restaurant, I will give you that other face that parents develop. The "I've Been There" face.

Please Don't Assume My Kids Can't Behave In A Restaurant

Kim Bongiorno | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Kim Bongiorno

You want my kids to act properly in a restaurant? How about YOU act properly in a restaurant? Stop being openly judgy of children, rude to the waitstaff and dismissive of a parent's ability to teach her kids how to act in public.

The World's Most Unusual Theme Restaurants

The Daily Meal | Posted 11.01.2013 | Taste
The Daily Meal

For some diners, the "regular" dining scene is just not enough.

10 Things You Should Never Say To Your Child About Food

Maryann Jacobsen | Posted 12.25.2013 | Parents
Maryann Jacobsen

As parents, we all say things to encourage our kids to eat healthier. Yet, in our modern, food-centric environment, even well-intentioned comments can be translated into negatives that hinder eating.

Moms Talking Money: 7 Secrets for Dining Out With Kids on a Dime

Women & Co | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Women & Co

Regardless of where you live, if you're not willing to give up an occasional meal out just because you're bringing along the little ones, try these tried-and-true secrets from our Moms Talking Money bloggers.

Hey Servers, Leave Those Kids Alone!

Katja Rowell, M.D. | Posted 11.18.2013 | Parents
Katja Rowell, M.D.

You don't have to worry about getting our children to eat veggies, or more or less food. It's not your job to decide how much our children have to eat before they can "earn" dessert, or if you think they are too skinny or too fat. You don't have to keep track of any of it!

Kids' Meals At Major Chains Fail Nutrition Test

Reuters | Diane Bartz | Posted 05.28.2013 | Parents

By Diane Bartz WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The menus offered to children by most U.S. restaurant chains have too many calories, too much sal...

LOOK: Eating Out With Kids vs. Without Kids

nickmom | Posted 12.03.2012 | Parents

Written by Adrienne Hedger and Shannon Seip for NickMom Kids act the same whether we eat in our own kitchen or go to a restaurant – they throw th...

What You Didn't See When My Child Had a Meltdown in the Restaurant

Carrie Goldman | Posted 11.13.2012 | Parents
Carrie Goldman

Dear Tables of People Gaping at Us in the Restaurant, I know what you heard. You heard my daughter screaming, admittedly very loudly. And I heard you too. I heard you say that some kids shouldn't be at restaurants. But here is what you don't see or hear...

WATCH: Boy's Hilarious Reaction To Spicy Pepper

Posted 07.05.2012 | Parents

It's a full 11 seconds between this little boy's first bite of a spicy pepper and the instant his face registers the resulting discomfort. But once he...

Italian Lessons: How to Take Kids to a Restaurant

Charity Curley Mathews | Posted 04.18.2012 | Parents
Charity Curley Mathews

Say what you will about French parenting but when it comes to food and family around a table, no one does it better, or enjoys it more, than Italians.

42 Restaurant Meals: How We Survived Our Family Vacation

Lisa Catherine Harper | Posted 10.10.2011 | Parents
Lisa Catherine Harper

Learning to eat is one of the great challenges for a child -- but it can also be one of parenting's central joys. Learning to eat out should be no different.