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How To Discuss Ferguson With Your Family This Holiday Season

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 12.11.2014 | Black Voices

From this year’s Black Friday boycott to countless trending hashtags, protesters are making sure their thoughts on the non-indictment decisions in N...

The Reality Of Family Time

M. Blazoned | Posted 12.05.2014 | Parents
M. Blazoned

All I want is peace and for the game to end before I'm old enough to sprout hairs out of the moles on my face. As I pack up the evil pieces, eye still twitching, I somehow keep it together and say, "That was fun," and wonder if anyone believes me.

Stop the Thanksgiving Insanity

Karl Wilder | Posted 11.17.2014 | Travel
Karl Wilder

I'm amazed that millions of people still travel for hundreds of miles in brutal traffic or go to crowded airports to go someplace they don't want t...

How Sharing Meals Makes You More Altruistic

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 11.12.2014 | Science

In a world of Seamless and sad desk lunches, traditional sit-down family dinners can sometimes seem at odds with contemporary life. We often eat o...

Healthy Baked Eggplant Parmesan

Helen Agresti RD | Posted 12.29.2014 | Taste
Helen Agresti RD

I hope you enjoy this melt-in-your-mouth eggplant parmesan as much as we do!

The Only Time Of Day Kids Think Parents Will Put Down Their Cell Phones

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 10.13.2014 | Parents

Despite studies that prove unplugging and spending time without your cell phone is beneficial for a number of reasons, parents know it is easier said ...

5 Tips for Getting Kids to Come to Dinner

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 11.22.2014 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

Listen to your children's point of view without interrupting; perhaps they don't look forward to dinner because one sibling constantly teases them. The more you can get feelings out in the open, the more you'll reestablish yourselves as a team.

How To Make Roasted Autumn Vegetables

Helen Agresti RD | Posted 11.18.2014 | Taste
Helen Agresti RD

We couldn't resist combining these two colorful veggies in a healthy recipe.

Why I'm So Annoyed by the Recent Debate Over Home Cooking

Bettina Elias Siegel | Posted 11.08.2014 | Home
Bettina Elias Siegel

Last week a debate over family dinner and home cooking erupted in the blogosphere -- and I'm here to tell you that just about everyone involved is ticking me off.

Making Dinner Doesn't Need To Be As Hard As We Make It

Meagan Francis | Posted 11.08.2014 | Parents
Meagan Francis

all in all, we've become precious and perfectionistic about food to the extent that it almost seems not to count if we eat really well MOST of the time, while giving ourselves a break SOME of the time.

Family Dinners. Since Time Began.

Bernadette Noll | Posted 11.04.2014 | Parents
Bernadette Noll

We would eat late and long and imagine living in a big building with a big room and a big table -- where we would eat late and long all the days of our lives.

Study Suggests An Activity That May Help Kids Cope With Cyberbullying

Posted 09.02.2014 | Parents

BY KATHRYN DOYLE NEW YORK Mon Sep 1, 2014 5:34pm EDT NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Like victims of face-to-face bullying, kids who experience ...

This Top Nutritionist Knows Why Monday Is the Best Day to Teach Your Kids to Cook

Diana K. Rice | Posted 10.19.2014 | Impact
Diana K. Rice

And while some parents may balk at the idea of corralling the kids into the kitchen after a long first day of the week, starting the week off by engaging in this habit is well worth the effort.

Chicken Again? Yes! 5 Easy Recipes Your Family Will Love

Jennifer Segal | Posted 09.09.2014 | Taste
Jennifer Segal

We've all heard it: "Aw, Mom, chicken again?" Show your family that chicken doesn't have to be boring.

The Real Problem At The Dinner Table Isn't What I Thought

Kelly M. Flanagan | Posted 07.16.2014 | Parents
Kelly M. Flanagan

Eckhart Tolle says stress is what happens when we want to be in a different moment, a different place, or a different circumstance. And, sitting at the dinner table, I know he's right.

Cook, Clean Food Off Floor, Repeat. Why I Wouldn't Have It Any Other Way

Charity Curley Mathews | Posted 07.01.2014 | Parents
Charity Curley Mathews

There are three things I'll fall on my sword for in this life: faith, family and food. And they're all sort of wrapped up together.

Why I Don't Want My Kids to Succeed

Jennifer Tyler Lee | Posted 06.24.2014 | Parents
Jennifer Tyler Lee

We scramble to shuttle our kids between extracurricular activities, tutoring and social events to help them "succeed."

One Thousand "Likes," No Friends: 5 Times to Put Down Your Phone and Save Your Relationships

Donna Wick, Ed.D | Posted 06.21.2014 | Parents
Donna Wick, Ed.D

Perhaps it's time to establish some basic "Rules of Civility" for technological use. These are circumstances in which you will absolutely, positively damage your relationships if you are on your phone.

10 Ways to De-Stress Dinnertime With Young Kids

Kate Solomon | Posted 06.17.2014 | Parents
Kate Solomon

How does dinnertime look in your house? I cling to dreams of family bonding and quality time, but lately, that's just not the reality.

The Single Best Thing I Did As A Parent

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 04.17.2014 | Parents

Laurie David joined HuffPost Live on Wednesday to discuss her new cookbook, The Family Cooks, and extoll the virtues of a family dinner ritual. "It...

Everyone's Starving, Do You Know What You Are Cooking for Dinner?

Kirstin Uhrenholdt | Posted 06.16.2014 | Parents
Kirstin Uhrenholdt

You either go out, get takeout or open the freezer for microwavable dinners. You basically invite a bunch of strangers to cook you dinner. But, should we trust these strange cooks?

Is Global Warming Real? A 30-Second Answer

Keith Gaby | Posted 06.14.2014 | Green
Keith Gaby

There is either a decades-long conspiracy involving tens of thousands of scientists who have imbedded false formulas into the basic physics and chemistry textbooks, or climate change is real.

The Key to Family Dinner

Caitlin Crosby | Posted 05.17.2014 | Good News
Caitlin Crosby

It's so beautiful and refreshing to see real community... Making people feel welcomed, encouraged, not judged, but loved, and supported - just like family should.

The Benefit Of Kids Having Family Routines

Posted 03.13.2014 | Parents

BY ALLISON BOND NEW YORK Wed Mar 12, 2014 3:42pm EDT (Reuters Health) - Preschoolers who sing, tell stories and eat dinner with their families...

6 Meaningful Ways to Reconnect With Family on National Unplugging Day

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 05.04.2014 | Parents
Dr. Gail Gross

Put down the cell phones and prepare to pick up some stronger family bonds. Here are some ways you can reconnect with the important people in your life while remaining disconnected from technological distractions.