Kale, Cantaloupe, Goat Cheese Salad Recipe- SO Easy – A Child Grows – Parents Article

Hi, everyone! We have another summer salad recipe here that saves well in the fridge and is super filling.  This kale-themed salad is always such a hit, and so totally easy that it’s one of my personal favorites for all summertime events. With goat cheese, it’s easy on the stomach, and can be eaten with zero guilt. Cantaloupes are amazing this time of year- let’s enjoy one! This pairs well with any protein or side grain, but also loves to be…

Read More

This new “salad frosting” product gets everything wrong about kids and vegetables – Parents Article

It’s no secret that lots of kids don’t want to eat their veggies, and that many parents will do just about anything to entice them—from puréeing carrots into pasta sauce to adding ten minutes of Paw Patrol for every pea that’s not spat out. In a bid to relieve parents of some of this hassle (and to trick kids into consuming more greens), Kraft has introduced a limited-edition version of its Classic Ranch Dressing, calling it Kraft Salad ‘Frosting’ and disguising…

Read More

Nutrition For Pregnant Women: Practical Advice For Conception To Birth – Parents Article

If there is any time to start eating healthy, it is during pregnancy.  However, making sense of pregnancy nutrition can be very confusing.  Not only do you need more of certain nutrients and should avoid certain foods, but you have to do it all while battling morning sickness and food cravings. This guide is meant to help you make sense of pregnancy nutrition so you feel confident in your food choices.   Key Nutrients that Pregnant Women Need When a…

Read More

5 Tips for Parents of Picky Eaters: Research Brief – Parents Article

Several years back, a popular parenting magazine reached out to get my thoughts on kids who are picky eaters. I happily answered their questions…and that was that. It just occurred to me that this issue might resonate with many of you, so I wanted to share what some of the research says about this hot topic.  The Journal of Pediatric Health Care focused on this very thing in an article a few years back (1). There was a cool reference…

Read More

No Time for Breakfast? Here Are Some Ideas. – Single Dad, Parents Article

The Favorite Son finishing homework before school. Sometimes, you have time tomake breakfast. Sometimes, you don’t.No doubt, you’ll have your hands full on many mornings, Dad. Even if you share custody of your children, some of the time you’ll be the project manager to get the kids out of bed, dressed, fed, lunches made, and on the bus. Of course, older children provide their own unique challenges and opportunities: small children, small problems; big children, big problems. Regardless, there will…

Read More

2 Things We Try Before International Adoption – Foster Parents Article

Holt does more than adoption?! A misconception we often hear is that Holt International is only an adoption agency. This probably stems from our long history in international adoption, but in truth, Holt serves far more children through programs that help them stay with their families. At Holt, we in fact consider international adoption to be the last, best option for children. Holt’s model of adoption is child-centric, meaning that we uphold the needs of the child as our number…

Read More