10 Kitchen Skills for Children That Build Confidence

As you prepare your children to leave the nest eventually (not that you can bear the thought!), basic cooking skills are some of the most important lessons they need to learn. Along with being able to feed themselves, knowing how to cook also helps your kids feel confident in themselves and their abilities — even if they’re on the shy side.

Here are 10 kitchen skills children should know that also build confidence.

Ask Dr. Gramma Karen: Food for Thought

I laughed when I saw this cartoon that depicts the challenges of hosting dinners for groups of people with diverse nutritional requirements, e.g., vegan, allergic to gluten, on a cleanser, et cetera. So true! It reminded me that my husband Gary and I have made some changes in how we now often entertain.

5 Mistakes New Moms-To-Be Make During Pregnancy

If one thing is true, it’s that being a new mom-to-be is one of the most overwhelming periods in your life, and you’re bound to make some mistakes along the way. The good news is, you won’t be the first person to mess up. Take note of these five common mistakes women make during their first pregnancy so you can have a healthy pregnancy.

Can You Drink Alcohol While Breastfeeding?

Whether consuming alcohol while breastfeeding is safe for your child is a lifelong debate. In reality, the safest option to avoid any damage to your newborn or toddler is to avoid drinking alcohol. However, doctors assure that if mommies learn to consume alcohol without making it interfere with their breastfeeding patterns, they can have the occasional drink or two.

5 Reasons to Cook at Home More

Once upon a time, eating out was an event that even the wealthy only participated in rarely. But as time passed, eating out became easier and more affordable, and thus more popular than ever before. Indeed, researchers report that Americans are eating out more than they ever have before.