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Dec 20, 2019

Peach Markers, Peach Skin?

Our daughters are prolific artists. They have boxes and bags and stacks and cups of good quality markers all around the house, in shopping totes. These markers are in constant use, drawing paper dolls, greeting cards, notes to each other, highlighting homework, completing coloring pages. The most used markers often run out. Recently we bought a box of black replenishment markers. They are now in use. A couple of weeks …
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Dec 13, 2019

Nutrition, Food and Health Myths

When it comes to nutrition and health, there is a lot of misinformation out there. We often see sensationalist headlines based on studies with unsurprising results. For example… Drinking milk does NOT increase mucus production. Studies have shown that there is no association between milk and increased nasal secretions, coughing, or congestion. Frozen vegetables are NOT less nutritious than fresh vegetables, and may have MORE nutrients because they are frozen …
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Dec 10, 2019

Kids Need Good Knives, Too!

We did a cooking demo in my daughter’s kindergarten class yesterday and the knives were sad and useless (watching the poor kids try to cut apples was painful). It reminded me what a great deal this $5.99 kids knife and peeler at Ikea are. If you want to get your kids to cook, buy them proper tools (these make smart and useful holiday gifts!) and teach them how to use …
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