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Category: Snacking

Boo! Halloween Candy Strategies (by Jennifer Davis)

by bkhoury on October 25, 2012

It’s coming. Are you ready? In just a few short days our little ghosts and goblins are going to come running home, eyes glazed over in a sugar-induced high, and shout in amazement, “Mom, look at all this candy!” Read More

Popsicle Party!

by bkhoury on August 09, 2012

August brings on the real dog days of summer. Camps and swim lessons are wrapping up and now we have two long weeks before pre-school starts again. So to keep restless toddlers from climbing the walls we do all kinds of fun activities. I turn to the kitchen for all kinds of inspiration. Read More

Out With the Sippy Cups

by bkhoury on February 16, 2012

When Will was a baby, we lived around the corner from Land of Nod and I got sucked into purchasing a $21.00 sippy cup. This was during the BPA scare before the chemical was taken out of most plastics for children. When that one leaked all over and, by the way, also contained at least 10 parts which felt like you needed an engineering degree to put together, I moved onto a similar yet, still expensive contraption. That one was equally disappointing. By kid number two we were on to the two for 5 bucks models. It feels like we have tried them all in the quest for the leak proof sippy cup (which I have yet to find). I’m pretty sure all that money would have been better spent towards our kid’s college fund. Read More

The Spice of Life

by bkhoury on January 19, 2012

Over the holidays we had a wonderful family ski trip. Of course after a long day on the slopes the chips and salsa came out as everyone made their way home and congregated in the kitchen. Hunter and Will, along with their 18 month old cousin, loved being the center of attention of their extended family. And they also loved this phenomenon of chips appearing prior to dinnertime. Hunter was sitting at the kitchen bar next to his much revered uncle munching on chips and decided to have some “dip” just like Uncle Neil. Of course this wasn’t the mild stuff I’ve taken to purchasing post kids. This salsa had a little spice. Read More

Post Nap Grumpies

by bkhoury on December 15, 2011

Recently my three year old son – my “challenging” one’’—woke up from an amazing two hour nap. At this age sometimes he needs one, and sometimes he doesn’t (although mommy always needs him to take one). Most often the question truthfully is not really “Does he need one?” but “Will he take one?” Read More

Time Change Trouble

by bkhoury on December 08, 2011

I’m a little embarrassed to admit this, but we are still not fully recovered from the “fall back” time change. Our new wake-up time until just recently has been 5am. This has sent our schedule into a tailspin. Hunter, our two year old, wants to eat lunch at 11. I know that one of the fundamental ways to get the body clock set right is to change meal times. I compromise by letting him have a very light snack (unless I’m exhausted I may give into a more substantial carb-laden nibble). School pick-up time for my other son is noon, and the exhausted Hunter will be sawing logs by the time we make the five minute trek to the school. Read More

Got Boys? Solutions to Fill Them Up. (by Jennifer Davis)

by bkhoury on November 09, 2011

It never fails. Whenever I pick up my son from a friend’s house, the first comment I get is “I can’t imagine what your grocery bill is. That kid can EAT!” It’s true, I’m raising a serious chowhound. Read More

Tired, Hungry and Fat?

by bkhoury on September 15, 2011

This past week we embarked on another family trip. The only direct flight was at a horrifying 6:55 am and it was over three hours. After our last flight I had given up any pretences that my two angels would settle in for a nice nap. The boys are at the age where flying is actually exciting. Will is especially enamored with the lavatory (but I digress). When we landed we then had a four hour drive to our destination (a beautiful place in the middle of nowhere where I grew up). Needless to say, the boys were more than tired. Read More

Psssst.  Want a snack? By Jennifer Davis

by bkhoury on September 08, 2011

Psssst. Hey, kid. Over here. Want a snack? Why does it seem that everywhere I go, someone is trying to feed my children? And nine times out of ten it’s something that either contains cheese spelled with a “z,” glows in the dark, or boasts a sell by date that hovers close to when my six year old can legally drink his first beer. I say, stop the insanity! Read More

Snack Attack

by bkhoury on August 25, 2011

Recently my friend commented, “I just can’t believe how much the boys eat!” Honestly, I am still amazed at the amount of food my two garbage disposals are able to put down. Except, that is, for dinner --when the boys have had too much of a good thing for their afternoon snack. Read More

In-Flight Chaos

by bkhoury on July 14, 2011

We thought we were being clever. We booked ourselves on the 6:55 am flight direct to Minneapolis. Two hours and twenty minutes. Piece of cake. We would wake the boys, bring bananas to fill them up on the car ride to the airport, and they would be back asleep upon take-off. Not quite so fast perky parents. First we got cocky and underestimated the time required to park the car, check and pay for luggage, and get two kids, a dog (yes the dog), a double stroller and ourselves through security. By the time we reached the gate, the plane was boarding. We again thought we were being smart by pre-boarding the plane so as to not disturb anyone – and to get away from the stares at our very own three-ring circus. I didn’t realize how LONG boarding takes! 20 minutes later Will and Hunter started jumping on the seats and I realized that was the first indication of trouble with a capital T. Read More

Snack Creep and Honoring Kids Hunger

by bkhoury on May 22, 2010

William has officially entered the stage where persnicketiness reigns when it comes to meal times. If the food is chopped up to his displeasure or isn’t sitting on the plate just right, then up comes the hand in dismay. He only threw his meal on the floor once and soon found out that was a mistake resulting in a long time-out. But the use of the word NO is still used extensively. I know, it is good that he is expressing himself! Read More

Food Inspired by Books (by Guest Blogger, Jennifer Davis)

by bkhoury on February 24, 2010

When trying to decide what to feed your child, oftentimes you can turn to your nearest bookshelf for inspiration. Don’t worry, I’m not talking about Mastering the Art of French Cooking or the latest issue of Gourmet magazine. Instead, your kids’ stash of books may be just the resource you need. Read More

Sugar in Organic Yogurt

by bkhoury on January 28, 2010

Last week we were having some behavioral issues with Will -- more so than usual that is. By mid-morning he was beside himself and nothing seemed to make him happy. I thought, “my goodness (stronger word most likely used), so this is what they mean by the terrible two’s!” Daddy was on breakfast duty and reported that he was eating great. “In fact he ate three bowls of yogurt every single day! He loves this stuff you bought.”
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Holiday Cheer

by bkhoury on December 27, 2009

As the Holiday season winds down, I cringe a bit at the food that has entered my child’s mouth like the ENTIRE piece of pumpkin pie Grandma fed William. “It’s OK,” she said “It’s pumpkin!” (she didn’t have to deal with the ensuing sugar high that followed) Read More

Fresh Baked Cookies (by Guest Blogger Jennifer Davis)

by bkhoury on October 17, 2009

Remember the way cartoons would depict the aroma of food cooking as a tangible object? A hazy shape would emerge from the oven, waft over to the nearest person (or cat or mouse), form into the shape of a hand and slowly beckon, “this way- follow me to something good.” That’s the scene in my house this afternoon as the kids walk into the kitchen and ask if I’ve been baking cookies. Read More

Early Morning Wake Up Calls

by bkhoury on July 23, 2009

This past week Will decided to start blessing us with his presence at 5:30 am! He has been such a good sleeper, going to bed between 6:30 and 7:00 p.m. and sleeping until 7:00 or even 7:15 in the morning if we are lucky. (I think I may have jinxed the good behavior by bragging to my friend Jen about his fabulous sleep habits).

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