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highchairdiner
highchairdiner is a first-time mom who lives just outside Washington, DC. A consultant to health and human services organizations, she has a background in public health and is new to blogging.
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Meal Monday With the crisp fall breeze, autumn colors and clear skies comes a reunion with my crock pot. There will come a point in winter when I grow tired of it. I will no longer be able to deal... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2010 at CurrentMom
Meal Monday The first bite of this scrumptuous meal transported me back to the days when I used to have time to cook, time to savor multi-layered food, time to do dishes. For that reason, I considered not including it... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2010 at CurrentMom
Meal Monday I have posted many articles with menus featuring vegetables. Finding a delicious recipe with vegetables playing the lead role is now easy, thankfully. But one of the fastest ways to get a meal on the table is to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2010 at CurrentMom
Meal Monday If you are like me, you are constantly striving to eat better while saving money. As I shared in a recent Work Wednesday article, the need to save money has reached a new height for me and my... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2010 at CurrentMom
Meal Monday A couple of years ago, right after our son was born, our blender imploded. A wedding present, it had served us well and we were sad to see it go. But the morning smoothie had gone the way... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2010 at CurrentMom
Work Wednesday Nine weeks ago, I voluntarily left a solid and decent paying job. And while in this economy, such an act could label me crazy, I did it so that I could avoid just that. I was on the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2010 at CurrentMom
Meal Monday Every spring, I experience PTSD-like memories of the intimidating first moments of wearing a bathing suit in public. I cut my portion sizes and kick up the exercise. But once summer hits, I give up. At that point,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2010 at CurrentMom
Meal Monday I frequently crave Asian food. A good portion of that is that incredible depth and diversity of flavor most Asia food brings, but the rest is that I don't often cook it at home. I yearn for that... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2010 at CurrentMom
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Meal Monda y What did you make for the Fourth of July? The often all-day get-togethers can require many meals for many different tastes and dietary needs --for the vegetarians, the in-laws, the picky eaters and the non-stop eaters, (and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2010 at CurrentMom
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Meal Monday It's getting pretty darn hot here in DC. The kind of hot that hits you in the face when you open the door and steals away your energy and your hunger. But once the A/C has done a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2010 at CurrentMom
Meal Monday Having a toddler has forced a redesign of my weekend afternoons that is unprecedented in my life as a parent. Nap time -- as it has such a strong relationship with nighttime sleep -- has become absolutely untouchable.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2010 at CurrentMom
Oh, I'm glad you found these helpful! Let me know if you use any of them. Have a good weekend.
Oh, good, Katherine! It's good to know that this is a stage! What a pleasure it is to share with kids the beauty and joy of good food ... if only we could do it on adult-sized plates. Thanks for commenting!
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Meal Monday Opening up the fridge door, my husband and I looked at each other knowingly. Inside that enormous container was a big blob of bean soup. And neither of us could bear one more spoonful. It was time to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2010 at CurrentMom
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Meal Monday Photo by tuchodi via Flickr. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I absolutely adore a brined and perfectly roasted turkey, and I could eat a good batch of stuffing for breakfast, lunch and dinner. To have all of this,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2009 at CurrentMom
Meal Monday Summer may be over, but thanks to grill pans, enjoying its flavors is still wonderfully easy. Craving some grilled yumminess on a recent cool evening, I brought back one of our favorites -- a flavorful, fun, and inexpensive... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2009 at CurrentMom
Thank you for these great reminders! I feel the same stress all the time, and mitigate it with similar tactics. Another motivator for me is wanting to raise a child who doesn't believe that running around like a crazy person is the only way to live. We -- literally -- do our best to have him stop and smell the flowers.
Toggle Commented Aug 10, 2009 on An Overscheduled Mom Slows Down at CurrentMom