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Keep it Neat with PB&J Spreader

Peanut, peanut butter. Jelly! Credit: Cuisipro
Cuisipro's Peanut Butter & Jelly Spreader really is the best thing to happen to PB&J since sliced bread. Designed to keep the peanut butter out of the jelly jar and vice versa, this doub...

Nut Butters: Safe or Scary?

Some nut butters are better than others. Credit: noellium, Flickr If your kid is like most, chances are she eats a lot of peanut butter. And that's generally a good thing: PB is rich in monounsaturated fats, which helps keep cholesterol down, an...

Non-Natural Peanut Butter: How Bad?

Natural peanut butter isn't the only option for your child. Credit: Wendy Andrews, Flickr
The peanut-butter aisle used to be a simple place. In fact it wasn't an aisle, there were just a few jars -- the kind Mom used to use, and the other kind...

Where's The Dad?

Who's in charge at home? If recent ads from Walmart and Target are to be believed, it's all Mom, all the time. Jezebel has a review of four recent ads from the two big retailers. And they ask a fair question: Where's Dad? The Walmart commerc...

Peanut Butter Recall Hurts Sales

Peanut Butter is more than just your child's lunch/allergy. It's big business. With the recent recall of tainted PB, big name brands like Jif and Peter Pan have seen a drop in sales of at least 20 percent, according to a report by CNN, while the g...

Kellogg Pulls Peanut Butter Crackers From Shelves

Most afternoons, my three-year-old and I curl up on the couch with a snack, her to take a Noggin break, and me to catch up on email. Yesterday, while we took our break, a particular email came through: "Kellogg's Pulls Peanut Butter Crackers in Salmo...

Peanut Allergies - Have We Gone Too Far?

A Massachusetts school bus driver recently evacuated a bus full of children to protect them from danger ... a stray peanut that had fallen on the floor. If that seems like overkill to you, you aren't alone. Though peanut allergies have increased b...

Do peanuts cause asthma?

According to new research, they just might. A recent study suggests that pregnant mothers who eat nuts may impact their child's health later on. Women who consume nuts or "nut-products" like the beloved peanutbutter may increase the risk of asthma i...

Assault with a deadly peanut

Sure, you could argue that it's all just fun and games, but sometimes someone can end up getting seriously hurt. Someone almost did get very seriously hurt in Lexington, Kentucky. An eighth-grade student at Morton Middle School thought it would be fu...

Peanut butter: solution to malnutrition?

A simple staple of many a childhood sandwich is poised to become the silver bullet that knocks out malnutrition in Africa: peanut butter. A peanut butter supplement program in Malawi has been a remarkable success . In a study of 3,000 children, 89 p...

Peter Pan peanut butter is returning to grocery shelves

Earlier this winter Con Agra had to pull every jar of Peter Pan peanut butter from grocery store shelves after it was linked to salmonella poisoning. During the recall no child deaths were linked to the salmonella scare, but several families of elder...

The bad babysitter files

My husband and I don't go out on 'dates' very often, so babysitters are not really much of a concern for us. Mostly Ellie goes with us wherever we go, and we like it that way. But there are times when we avail ourselves of a babysitter and that's nic...

Fun family activity: Making peanut butter!

When it comes to food, I'm known around my parts as a gal who likes to keep things simple. I'm also a gal who likes to bake. Putting these two together, I've found myself in the kitchen, slaving over a variety of different "do it yourself" foods and ...

The Work at Home Mom beauty regime, an oxymoron?

A dear blogger friend of mine recently wrote a post on her personal blog about her daily/weekly beauty regime. Her inspiration for the post came from a bikini waxing incident gone awry. As she tenderly hoofed it around her house she rattled off all o...

Dealing with another child's food allergies

I've been very open with my family's struggles with food allergies. My son has an immediate reaction to milk, which involves hives and vomiting. It is scary and I'm so thankful it isn't more serious. I have a friend, however, who has a child with a s...

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