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Carol Brooks Ball
SchoolFamilycom and Meal Makeover Moms Present Healthier Mealtime Choices—And a Special Offer

Sep 18, 2012 - Posted by Carol Brooks Ball in Recipe Share

“Hey Mom, what’s for dinner?” Deciding what to make for dinner is a challenge in many households with young children, especially on busy weeknights. With school the next day, kids need a nutritious evening m... Read more
Connie McCarthy
Everyday Ways to Help Children Practice New Skills

Sep 17, 2012 - Posted by Connie McCarthy in Recipe Share, Connie McCarthy

Now that school is in session your young child is learning new skills every day.  Here are some simple ways to reinforce and practice those skills as part of your family’s routines:   Count backwards. While w... Read more
Carissa Rogers
Weeknight Dinner’s No Problem With Versatile “Simple White Sauce”

Aug 08, 2012 - Posted by Carissa Rogers in Recipe Share, Carissa Rogers

Everyone should learn how to make an easy, simple “white sauce.” Also called “gravy”—and similar to a roux or remoulade in fancy French circles—the uses for this sauce include everything fr... Read more
Carissa Rogers
Best Summer Salads For Potluck Gatherings!

Jul 25, 2012 - Posted by Carissa Rogers in Recipe Share, Carissa Rogers

Family reunions, neighborhood potlucks. and church gatherings. What do they all have in common? Don’t say crazy Aunt Erma. I’m talking about the food of course! Specifically SALADS, which are perfect for summer po... Read more
Connie McCarthy
Summer Reading for Youngsters Using Common Core Standards

Jul 17, 2012 - Posted by Connie McCarthy in Summer Reading, Recipe Share, Reading, Connie McCarthy, Common Core Standards

Motivating your young child to read during the summer can be a challenge. Here are 3 easy ideas to keep your child reading all summer, while subtly reinforcing the Common Core reading standards. Connect reading to projects ... Read more
Carol Brooks Ball
First Lady's 'American Grown' Book Promotes Family, School Gardens

May 30, 2012 - Posted by Carol Brooks Ball in Recipe Share, Nutrition, Gardening

Do your kids dislike most vegetables and some fruits? If so, have you ever considered helping your children grow their own produce by seeding, watering, weeding, and then harvesting their own garden?  First Lady Michelle... Read more
Carissa Rogers
Cereal: Not the "Breakfast of Champions" For This GoodNCrazy Family

Apr 18, 2012 - Posted by Carissa Rogers in, Recipe Share, Carissa Rogers

That’s right. CEREAL. I am not a morning person. Instead I’ve taught my children the fine art of pouring milk and cereal. And I can’t figure out why they aren’t fond of it? I keep wondering: What kinds... Read more