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Losing & Finding Joy

“I hold tight to the fact that I know I’m not the only one. I am not alone in the challenge of mothering. I continue to remind myself that this is not forever. And It may take a little work, but if I look hard enough, I can always find the joy.”

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Prego Expands Sauce Brand to Give Families a Plant-Based Boost

Prego introduces Prego+ Plant Protein and Prego+ Hidden Super Veggies.

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What’s for Dinner: Zoodles with Meatballs

Skip the pasta tonight and try this tasty take on spaghetti and meatballs from My Flourless Kitchen.

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Weeknight Meal: Vegetable Shakshuka

This delicious classic dish made with poached eggs gets a healthy upgrade with the addition of veggies.

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Signs My Toddler is Better at Life Than I Am

Photo: Lauren Wellbank
My daughter is laying in my bed. Her head is propped up with several fluffy pillows. An unbelievably soft blanket wrapped around her, leaving only enough room for her small arm to poke out with her cup…

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10 Things I Get Excited About Now That I’m A Parent

Now that you’re a parent your life is jam packed with exciting adventures at every turn. Who knew life with kids would be so liberating and free! One minute you’re the super mom at the PTA meeting and the next…

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Baked Chicken Parmigiana

It doesn’t get much easier than this chicken recipe that takes just four steps.

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Perfectly Petite Pizzas

If your kids love leftover pizza they are going to really dig this healthy petite dish, which can only be described as a clever crossover of sandwich and pizza.

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Chicken Enchiladas In A Skillet

This one pot chicken enchilada meal will satisfy hungry tummies and requires very little post-dinner clean-up.

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Skinny Ham Mac ‘n’ Cheese

This healthier take on the traditionally heavy Mac ‘n’ Cheese will be a big crowd-pleaser.

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Pita Pizzas

Pizza takes on a whole new form in this recipe from Amanda of the blog, Easy Peasy Organic.

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Dutch Oven Stuffed Peppers

Want to get your kids helping in the kitchen? Try this recipe that packs in veggies like onions and mushrooms.

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Spinach & Bacon Stuffed Shells

This recipe is perfect for a big family gathering or a simple weeknight meal.

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Slow Cooker Lentil Sausage Soup

A must try this winter? This one step hearty soup that’s high in fiber, gluten-free and a guaranteed crowd pleaser from the food blog, Homemade Food Junkie.

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Birthday Party Food Ideas That Aren’t Pizza

Nothing against ‘za. But for a choice less ordinary, go with one of our six local picks, from bao buns to mini meatloafs.

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Pizza Stuffed Peppers

A recipe for pizza stuffed peppers that features all of the great flavors of pizza without the unhealthy components.

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Southwestern Turkey Chili

This one pot meal is sure to be a hit at your family barbecue.

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Shoogies NYC: Homemade Baby Food Delivered to Your Door

If you aspire to make your own baby food but just can’t find the hours in the day, you’re going to love this. Shoogie NYC delivers homemade organic baby food right to your door. Read on for the full scoop on this “why didn’t I think of that?” business.

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Homemade Tomato Sauce

Making your own pasta sauce can be simple. In fact, after whipping up a batch of this homemade tomato sauce, we were a little perplexed why we don’t do it more often.

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Pizza Pot Pies

Sometimes the best dishes come from blending your favorite ones together. How does the idea of a savory, crispy crust of a chicken pot pie and the tomato sauce and cheesy goodness of pizzas sound to you? It makes our…

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Saucepan Spaghetti

Saucepan Spaghetti is one of Leah Singer’s favorite, classic, go-to recipes. She’s been making it since she was a kid. In fact, she’s pretty sure it originated from the Better Homes & Gardens Kids Cookbook. And that definitely makes it…

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Quick & Guilt Free Chimichangas

Everyone loves a chimichanga because sometimes there’s nothing better than a crisp tortilla filled with hearty meat, rich beans and creamy cheese. The greatness of a deep fried burrito becomes greater when the tortilla isn’t fried (hello, guilt-free eating!). With…

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Turkey Lasagna

Comfort food for summer can be hard to come by. But Hungry Brownie‘s Turkey Lasagna provides the perfect amount of comfort combined with lean turkey, herbs, and light cheese, which gives the dish a fresh update. Plus, this two-dish meal…

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Homemade Pizza

Everyone knows that kids love pizza. It’s usually a safe bet for dinner time or birthday parties, but ordering in can quickly add up. The solution – making your own deluxe pizzas at home with the help of Trader Joe’s…

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Chickpea Balls with Tomato Sauce

These chickpea balls are delicately seasoned with coriander, nutmeg and cinnamon, then tossed with tomato sauce and green peas. Kids will have fun mashing the chickpeas and shaping the balls with their hands and you’ll love that your kiddos are…

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I Love You So Tortelloni-os

Break out the heart-shaped cookie cutters and show your family the love tonight for a delicious pasta dinner. Kids can join in by cutting heart shapes out of mozzarella and sprinkling the garnishes on top. The recipe for the pink…

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East Bay’s New Family Friendly Restaurant: Little Star Pizza

Deep Dish in the East Bay-Little Star Pizza Opens in Albany
Chicago-style, deep-dish pizza has hit the East Bay by way of San Francisco with family friendly restaurant Little Star Pizza’s recent opening on Solano Avenue in Albany. This is…

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Food for Thought

Here’s a round-up from the forefront of the food world to help make life a little easier (and yummier) as a parent.
BuiltBurger offers a unique “Take Home and Grill” concept. The owners use hormone and antibiotic-free meats, combine them…

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