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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.

Sit Down and Eat

Vicki Wilson | Posted 04.21.2014 | Parents
Vicki Wilson

It can take Jack an hour to eat a meal, during which I can feel the tug of unanswered emails, a deadline, and the unswept floor each minute. But, as I'm fond of asking Jack when he's driving his Matchbox cars rather than picking up his Lego before bedtime, what is your job right now?

The Chuck E. Cheese Survival Guide For Adults

Bon Appetit | Posted 03.23.2014 | Taste
Bon Appetit

Chuck E. Cheese elicits a flood of memories. Thing is, I wasn't remembering my own childhood; I was remembering my trip at the end of December 2013.

10 Recipes That'll Change Your Mind About Meatloaf

Posted 12.06.2013 | Taste

We're here to change your perception of meatloaf.

25 Things I Shouldn't Admit I'm Thankful For -- But I Am

Jenny Isenman | Posted 01.27.2014 | Parents
Jenny Isenman

24. I am thankful my kids haven't realized that I have no clue what I'm doing.

5 Tips for Minimizing Family Tensions Over Thanksgiving

Guy Winch, Ph.D. | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Guy Winch, Ph.D.

Family gatherings over the holidays usually involve heightened emotions of all kinds. Such events might begin with an atmosphere of joy, connection, love and caring but they don't always end on the same note.

5 Restaurants That Make Bugs Taste Delicious

The Daily Meal | Posted 11.01.2013 | Taste
The Daily Meal

Bugs may be the protein of the future, so you might as well learn to love 'em.

Pepperoni Pizza Casserole Recipe Is the Perfect Anytime Treat

The Stir | Posted 01.23.2014 | Taste
The Stir

There's one surefire way to lift your family's spirits when one or more of you happen to be having a bad day: announce that it's pizza night.

The 5 Best One-Pot Vegetarian Dinners

Phoebe Lapine | Posted 12.04.2013 | Taste
Phoebe Lapine

My favorite weeknight vegetarian dinners that take little more to make than a stock pot and a ladle.

Are You Really Offering Different Foods To Your Picky Eater?

Katja Rowell, M.D. | Posted 07.17.2013 | Parents
Katja Rowell, M.D.

Clients tell me they offer a variety of foods "all the time" and are frustrated by constant rejections. Many parents don't understand and are grateful to learn what a better "offer" looks like.

It's Time to Be a Parent and Not a 'Secret Diary Reader': A Response to 'Cyberparenting and the Risk of T.M.I.'

Dr. Larry Rosen | Posted 07.06.2013 | Parents
Dr. Larry Rosen

My suggestion is to be that unique parent that talks to your children about dangers and works with your child from a young age to build their trust. That way, when they receive a communication that makes them feel uncomfortable , they will talk to you, their parent, about it.

Why Do Parents Still Urge Children To 'Clean Your Plate'?

The Huffington Post | Lisa Belkin | Posted 02.18.2014 | Parents

I really thought there was a Clean Plate Club. Back when I was a kid, the country where kids-who-weren’t-me were starving was Biafra, and my par...

Learning From the Past; Teach Your Children Well

Linda Novick O'Keefe | Posted 06.02.2013 | Impact
Linda Novick O'Keefe

There are many lessons to be learned in moments from our pasts. Teach your children well and remember that food can be your tool.

WATCH: Amanda Haas On Helping Families Eat Together

Posted 02.26.2013 | Parents

Amanda Haas believes families benefit from eating healthy, homemade meals together -- so she's made it her life's work to help them do just that. T...

Look Familiar? How To Plan Your Meals This Week

Kris Carr | Posted 04.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Kris Carr

When you're the conscious captain in your kitchen, you'll feel better mentally and physically. That means less garbage (and excuses), and more love in your belly. You feel centered and grounded because you're ahead of the game at home.

How to Eat Healthily (and Inexpensively) in 2013: The 365-Day-A-Year Meal Plan

Women & Co | Posted 04.02.2013 | Parents
Women & Co

If you find yourself frantically scrolling through the "quick and easy" sections of your favorite cooking sites every afternoon trying to figure out how you're going to feed your family a healthy dinner -- that they'll actually eat -- you're not alone.

3 Questions About How Your Family Uses Libraries

Posted 01.04.2013 | Parents

This week's Family Dinner Table Talk, from HuffPost and The Family Dinner book: There are approximately 121,785 libraries in the United States. Bu...

How To Make New Year's Resolutions As A Family

Posted 12.28.2012 | Parents

This week's Family Dinner Table Talk, from HuffPost and The Family Dinner book: Next week, it will be 2013. And while it may seem like the world ar...

What Just One Family Meal A Week Can Do For Your Kids' Health

Posted 12.23.2012 | Healthy Living

Research has long extolled the virtues of eating together as a family -- it's been linked with benefits for the kids ranging from healthy weight, to i...

Thanksgiving the Fresh 20 Way: Melissa Lanz's Healthy Food Revolution

Holly Cara Price | Posted 01.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Holly Cara Price

Melissa saw that there was a real benefit she could provide for stressed-out parents like herself with a thoughtful meal plan that creates five delicious, budget-friendly, and healthy dinners out of just 20 ingredients each week, thus the name The Fresh 20.

Food As a Reward: What Are We Teaching?

Linda Novick O'Keefe | Posted 01.09.2013 | Food
Linda Novick O'Keefe

Every single one of our meals with our families should be treated as a celebration of life. After all, the food we prepare, share and eat is what sustains and nourishes us and, in fact, keeps us alive.

The 5 Best Foods For Bourbon

Phoebe Lapine | Posted 12.10.2012 | Taste
Phoebe Lapine

The leaves and the farmer's market stalls aren't the only things that are changing this autumn. Our cocktail culture is easing into a new type of seasonal sipping, white wine spritzers be damned.

5 One-Skillet Dinners For Easy Clean-Up

EatingWell | Posted 10.01.2012 | Taste
EatingWell

These five recipes make a good case for stocking your kitchen with two large skillets in particular: nonstick and stainless steel.

POLL: Do Family Dinners Make A Difference On A Child's Academics Or Behavior?

Posted 09.26.2012 | Black Voices

Sunday dinners are a hallmark of black life. (Cue "Soul Food" closing scene.) And while psychologists have touted the family meal's beneficial affect ...

What Do You Feed Your Family in a Pinch?

Megan Rosker | Posted 09.15.2012 | Food
Megan Rosker

As the old saying goes, when life hands you a lemon, make lemonade. Well, Heather Stouffer did, but it wasn't beverages she created. It was meals. Lots of them. Healthy, organic, hormone-free meals that families could reach for in a pinch.