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Savvy Mom Minnow Hamilton on Napping, Discipline and Daycare Frustration

Minnow Hamilton is the co-founder of SavvyMom, a website for time-crunched Canadian moms looking for answers to their daily dilemmas, "from diapers to dinner parties and everything in between". Hamilton went from stay-at-home mom to managing editor...

Slow Down at Mealtime to Avoid Overeating

A new study published in The Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, has revealed that eating fast rather than slow limits the release of hormones in the gut that trigger the feeling of being full. In the study,...

Family Dinner Boycott - How Bad?

Sure she threw me a bone, but when is everyone else coming to the table? Image: Stockxpert.com.
My friend practically whispered it in my ear: We don't have dinner together anymore.
"Really?" I asked, concerned. "Is your husband working late...

Living With Less Can Lead Families to More

In 1956, Coach Jerry Sacharski couldn't turn away the little guys who showed up wanting to be part of his summer baseball program, so he started the first PeeWee T-ball league to teach the six -to-eight-year-old set the fundamentals of baseball and...

Cooking With Kids Makes Dinner a Family Affair

My sons are complete food opposites: One is a gourmand who has never met a dinner he didn't love, while the other is the pickiest child alive. No exaggeration, I promise. So I'm always on the lookout for the middle ground. That is, healthy,...

Make Tonight Taco Night!

Welcome to Dishing it Out, ParentDish's weekly food column. Katie Workman lives in New York City with her husband and two boys, Jack and Charlie. By day she is the Editor-in Chief of the recipe website Cookstr.com. You can read all of the Dishing...

Christmas dinner disasters

I left home at a very young age, but I didn't go far. Until the age of 35, I remained in the same city where I grew up, close to my parents and the rest of my immediate family. This meant that Christmas day was spent back in the house where I grew...

Attempted robbery ends in group hug

Imagine you are enjoying a nice meal with your family and friends when suddenly an armed robber appears. He holds a gun to a guest's head and demands that you hand over your money or he will shoot. Should you: (a) tackle the intruder and hope for the...

Free 'conversation cards'

I was tipped off to Ellen's free 'Conversation Cards' at Parent Hacks today. Cute illustrations and conversation starters for you and your family. This might help keep the conversation from devolving into a monosyllabic Q & A session at...

Tuesday night friends and family dinner

We love having people over to our house. After my daughter was born seven years ago, our entertaining became one of the ways to hold onto our former pre-kid life of nearly constant socializing. We couldn't go to happy hour anymore, but we could have...

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