Food Fight

A recent New York Post article sparked a food fight. If you missed it, you can read it here. Naomi Schaefer Riley uses Julie Gunlock's new book to back up her claims that the organic mommy mafia embodies "arrogance and class snobbery" and is an "outgrowth of helicopter parenting." Throughout the article words like "harassed," "crazy," and "controlling" pop up in support of this claim. According to Schaefer Riley, these mothers are misinformed, they are mean and they use food as a status... read more

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The Little Perfectionists

Yes, I’m talking about perfectionists at age three. I’m talking about the tantrums that happen when they can’t find middle C on the piano immediately. And yes, I’m talking about how they are swearing off piano when they make one … read more

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Flaxseed, Apple and Plum Muffins

Do you want to add some extra fiber in your diet? Try these flaxseed apple and plum muffins. They are made with whole wheat flour and are filled with nutrients. They are also pleasantly sweet from the brown sugar, apple … read more

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Sing It Like You Mean It!

OK – I have a new crush. No, it’s not Brad Pitt (that’s an old crush). Or a new slightly random crush – that’s Jason Bateman (who’s with me?). It’s this dude right here singing his heart out with his … read more

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Truths and Myths about ADHD

With all of the information available to us, it is important for us to clarify some of the misinformation that is out there.  ADHD is a neuro-developmental disorder that can result in weaknesses in attention, hyperactivity and impulsivity. It’s more … read more

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Lifelong Memories: Grandparent-Grandchildren Road Trips

Dear readers, In addition to writing this column for Mommybites, I am also a regular columnist for GRAND Magazine. Below is an expanded version of a column I recently wrote for them. Wishing you a happy and safe summer and … read more

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Chocolate Saltines

Now that summer is in full swing, it’s time for long hot days on the beach, campfires and my personal favorite – BBQs. Now, as many of you know, I am a terrible cook (and by terrible, I mean downright awful). … read more

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Summertime Bonding for Families

Memorial Day and July 4th have passed, school is out, and it’s officially summertime. The longer days, combined with more relaxed work schedules for many parents, make summer the ideal time to take a family vacation, spend weekends outdoors and … read more

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