Handling Halloween: If you could see the future, would you do things differently?

Halloween can be pretty scary for parents, and it’s not because of the ghosts and goblins. The issue of what to do with all that candycan be downright terrifying. I wrote a while back about the approach I took with my kids when they were small.  You can check the post out here: http://www.rainbowplate.com/halloween-is-scary-are-you-brave-enough-to-try-this/ I received a lot of positive comments...
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This Is What Perfect Looks Like

Are you surprised?  Were you expecting a model with flawless skin and washboard abs? Perhaps a picture of rosy-cheeked children seated at the table, happily munching away on kale salad and grilled salmon?   Nope.  Step up and take a good, long look in the mirror.  Be sure to angle it out to capture all that’s around you: – your home and your family; no matter what happens to be...
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Don’t Let Halloween Scare You! How To Make The Holiday A Happy One For Parents Too

Boo! It’s almost here! The holiday that kids look forward to for 364 days each year, and the one that many parents dread with the same level of anticipation.  Not only do you have to come up with costumes for your little goblins and craft a masterpiece jack-o-lantern; these days the pressure’s on to decorate your house to be the envy of the neighbourhood; to send the coolest snacks...
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Research Proves it – Seeing Leads to Eating!

I’ve known it all along, but I love hearing that research confirms what I’m doing! A team at the University of Iowa has just released the results of a study that looked at the impact of vivid images on food choices.  They found that kids were much more likely to serve themselves a meal including veggies after seeing a vibrant photo of a salad on display at the entrance to the...
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Can You See Them?

Well, can you? If you look hard enough I’ll bet you can see your kids. Not the way they are today, but your kids as they will be in 5, 10 or even 15 years!  It’s hard to imagine, but trust me; it will happen before you know it.  Now take a deep breath and look again. Can you picture that sweet toddler or middle school child as a teenager, or even *gasp* all grown up as a 20-something? What do...
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