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Healthy snack ideas for your children

March 7, 2019 As parents, grandparents and guardians, I feel we have a big responsibility on our hands to raise our children strong and healthy. more »»

 
 
 
Six healthy food groups for kids

February 6, 2019 You are probably thinking that healthier eating is an idea that will not work with your children because most children love pizza, cookies, potato chips, soft drinks and candy and all those are... more »»

Keep vaccines up to date

January 22, 2019 The school year is half gone and I am sure before school started in August, kids were required to get certain shots. more »»

Teach your children traditions

December 13, 2018 December is a very exciting month for children and adults of all ages, mainly because of the anticipation of the arrival of Ol’ St. Nick. more »»

Slumber parties and sleepovers

November 13, 2018 Most kids love to have their friends over for sleepovers — sometimes the children want to invite their best friend or several friends and with several friends over, we must do a little more detail... more »»

Meals on the run for kids

October 8, 2018 With today’s busy lifestyle, sometimes the only way out is a fast trip to a fast food establishment and the good news is recently the restaurants are required to list the calories and are offering... more »»

Table techniques for kids

September 13, 2018 In order for children to develop a positive and healthy relationship with food, parents need to make the family meal table a happy and fun event, along with lots of communication and conversation,... more »»

Classroom Treats

August 23, 2018 Now that school is starting and if you decide to be a homeroom mom or just offer to take in treats one day, deciding what to fix to take in can be a real challeng. more »»

Tips for elementary kids’ lunch

May 4, 2018 School age children spend many hours away from home and are influenced by Television Commercials, Misc Advertising and so on … So parents must set a good example and establish healthy eating habits... more »»

Cooking for preschoolers

April 4, 2018 By reading different cookbooks for children and having three of my own children and eight grandchildren, you can get many different ideas for dinner. more »»

Get out the slow cooker and cook

March 8, 2018 Don’t feel like cooking tonight? Get out your slow cooker instead and check out some recipes from Addie Gundry in “Essential Slow Cooker Recipes” (St. Martin’s Griffin, $19.99. more »»

Take family to Italy with ‘Super Tuscan’

November 16, 2017 New York Times bestselling authors and cohosts of Cooking Channel’s “Extra Virgin” Gabrielle Corcos and Debi Mazar return with a new cookbook, “Super Tuscan” (Touchstone, $35. more »»

Casserole cookbook gives variety

September 21, 2017 I know people will be shocked by this — my picky eater doesn’t like casseroles. I kno. more »»

Go upscale with family favorites

April 11, 2017 Hostess of TheChicSite.com, a website with recipes, party-planning tips and lifestyle advice, recently released her first cookbook with “Upscale Downhome” by Rachel Hollis (Thomas Dunne Books, St. more »»

Fire up the slow cooker

March 7, 2016 A blogger fires up her slow cooker for some family meals in “The Classic Slow Cooker: Best-Loved Family Recipes To Make Fast and Cook Slow” by Judy Hannemann. more »»

Make ahead meals make dinner easy

February 9, 2016 Ellie Krieger makes meal time easier with make-ahead meals in “You Have It Made” (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $30. more »»

Making meals ‘homemade’

December 7, 2015 Alana Chernila offers a cookbook of making more "from scratch" in "The Homemade Kitchen" (Clarkson Potter, $24.9. more »»

Learning to cook

November 19, 2015 Recently my teenager had been talking about how she couldn’t cook anything. Unlike the youngest, she really hasn’t had much interest in cooking or baking. But it’s a skill that everyone should lear. more »»

Culinary road trip with cookbook

May 26, 2015 Not sure where to go for summer vacation? Perhaps you’d like to take a culinary road trip! Southern Living once again goes “Off the Eaten Path” with “On the Road Again” by Morgan Murphy (Oxmoor... more »»

Coloring cookbook for young cooks

May 12, 2015 A new cookbook designed to look like a coloring book appeals to beginner cooks, like tweens/teens in “Cook’s Coloring Book” by Rachel Lewis (Gibbs Smith, $12.99. more »»

Cooking with the bears

April 13, 2015 A new Berenstain Bears-themed cookbook aims to get kids in the kitchen with their parents with “The Berenstain Bears’ Country Cookbook” (Zonderkidz, $12.99) by Mike Berenstain. more »»

 
 

Parkersburg Library Toddler Time March 26, 2019

Toddler Time for 2-year-olds and younger is from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays. Must register. Call (304) 420-4387 ext. 20. more »

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Read Aloud WV

February 6, 2019 Back this fall, my co-worker wrote about a program in need of volunteers locally, Read Aloud WV. After writing about it, he wanted to volunteer and was asking if any of us also wanted to join. more »

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