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You Really Can Have a Successful Holiday with Teens: Here’s How

The holidays are different with older kids and teens but they don’t have to be any less fulfilling for you as a parent. Here’s how to enjoy every moment you get to spend together all while dialing down your expectations.

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4 Tricks to Establishing a Simple Dinner Routine

With a little planning, some flexibility, and simple meal options, regular family dinner is possible.

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How to Convince My Mom Brain I Am Crushing It in 2019

Why does my brain do this? Am I alone here? Is there anyone out there?

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Whole Food’s New Cookbook Is a Home Chef’s Dream Come True

It’s been 16 years since the last Whole Foods cookbook—and home chefs are ready for the big update.

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How Simple Meal Planning Saved Me from My Picky Eaters

“I have never had a single concern about my child’s eating!” …said no parent, ever. There are worries at all stages of life, from infancy (“Is she getting enough milk?”) to the teenage years (“Too much junk food!”)—with many years…

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The Best Casseroles to Feed Your Family this Winter

Perfect for pot-lucks, picnics or everyday dinners, these 10 recipes will give your meal planning a boost.

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5 Easy Ways to Prepare for A Family Camping Trip

Camping is an American pastime that cannot be overlooked when deciding on how to spend time with the kiddos. You can go over their Summer vacation, a long holiday weekend, or even just an overnight trip at a place closer…

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5 Healthy Living Tips for the Entire Family

Did you know September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month? Here we offer the following tips to help families incorporate healthy eating and regular physical activity into their lives. The following tips will not only help families live healthier together…

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3 Strategies I Use to Avoid Meltdowns during the Witching Hour

We’ve all been there. It’s about 5:00pm and you’ve just gotten home from work with your kids in tow after a long day at school or daycare or other activities. You desperately need to make dinner but your children are…

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26 Recipes That Will Get Kids to Eat Their Veggies

Today is National Eat Your Veggies Day and lettuce tell you—when these recipes turnip on your table, your sweet peas will grin from ear to ear.

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Meal Planning Made Easy: 5 Easy Weeknight Meals

Your weeknights are busy enough. Get a jump start on one thing you can take control of: your meal planning.

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What to Cook This Week: 5 Easy Weeknight Recipes

Here are five days worth of meals your kids will go wild for.

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5 Dinner Recipes for Every Night This Week

Meal planning can be a drag, but don’t worry—we’re here to help. We’ve rounded up five healthy, family-friendly recipes to get you through the week because sometimes chicken tenders just won’t cut it. 
1. Monday: Fish Tacos
Your littles will…

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Getting Real About New Year’s Resolutions and Parenting Lessons Learned in 2016

During the month of January, we’re asking you get honest about your goals and lessons learned, and share your story here on Spoke.

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Why Meal Planning is Not on my List of Goals for the Year

Photo: Lis Ferla
It’s January 2017, time to make the list of promises I know I’m not going to keep.
I’d love to say this year I’m going to maintain a budget, but I never do. I am aware that…

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8 Must-Download Apps for Working Parents

Simplify, organize and add a chunk of family time to your always-on-the-go life with these apps designed for busy Seattle parents.

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Monthly Meal Planning Tips

Photo: Rebecca Green
Every time I share a new monthly meal plan on my blog, I get a lot of questions about how I manage to pull off cooking dinner for the fam on a regular basis.  I don’t think…

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7 Solutions for Easy-Peasy Weeknight Meals

Hectic school schedules and hangry kids can equal a disastrous dinner hour. Avoid the chaos and make dinnertime healthy with these simple mealtime solutions.

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From Farm to Table: Kids Cook at the Market

Get the kids cooking at the market each Saturday. Read on for why we are totally digging this summer program.

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The Village Dinner Table

 
When I was a child, I loved eating dinner at my friends’ homes. The invitation seemed to hold great importance, and there was something about being at the table during someone else’s “family time” that I found both novel…

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Ginger Ale Braised Beef

Click here to discover the secret to an unbelievably easy and tasty braised beef dish.

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A Meal Planning Service You’ll Flip for: GatheredTable

Say goodbye to “What’s for dinner?” and hello to Seattle’s newest meal planning and recipe website, conceived and created by a Seattle-area mom.

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Feed a Family of Four for $40…Without Cheaping Out

Tucked away, back off of busy Fremont Avenue North where Wallingford and Fremont meet, sits Pecado Bueno. You may have seen it from the street before — probably on your way to the zoo — but likely thought it was…

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Time-Saving Meal Services for a Hassle-Free Dinner

Ice cream for dinner? Sure! That’s what summertime is all about, right? And while your kids might think you’re Super Mom if you keep that up all year, we’re guessing you’d like to have a little more representation from the…

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Pasta With Tomatoes, Feta and Basil

One of Susan Schuman’s favorite flavor combinations is sweet tomatoes, savory feta, and fresh basil. She uses it on grilled chicken, steaks, and all sorts of pasta. This dish couldn’t be any easier or faster to make so it’s a…

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The Best Bay Area Family Food Blogs

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The San Francisco Bay Area is known as both a foodie capital and as the center of the world wide web, so it’s natural that…

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