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French Schools Teach Kids How To Eat Instead Of Blaming Moms For Making Them Fat

French Schools Teach Kids How To Eat Instead Of Blaming Moms For Making Them Fat

In France, a school day means that children will be sitting down to a healthy, three-course hot lunch. Schoolkids as young as three are expected to eat the same meals as adults, and lunch is treated like an important social occasion, too, not just a source of calories. Meanwhile, in hundreds of school districts across the United States that are dropping the federal school lunch program, students are going to be eating curly fries with a side of waffle fries. More »

The Only Packing List Parents Need To Manage Life-Threatening Allergies At Summer Camp

The Only Packing List Parents Need To Manage Life-Threatening Allergies At Summer Camp

A kid with food allergies needs an exceptional plan of action to venture out into the real world, especially if their life hangs in the balance. While this sounds overly dramatic, I promise you it is not. Dangerous food allergies affect more than 15 million Americans, translated to an estimated one in 13 children under the age of 18. This means that two kids in every classroom could have a food allergy, a common cause of anaphylaxis. More »

Busy Mom’s Cooking Hacks: 5 Crock Pot Chili Recipes

Busy Momâs Cooking Hacks: 5 Crock Pot Chili Recipes

I was tweeting with awesome Mommyish reader Kay_Sue when I bragged to her about the delicious crock pot chili that I made for my husband and how obsessed he was with it. Thanks to my not-so-humble bragging, Kay_Sue was intrigued. She wanted more. I promised her a chili cornucopia that she could enjoy just before ridiculously hot summer weather, and I am here to deliver. More »

10 Parents Having Potty Training Problems From The Whisper App

10 Parents Having Potty Training Problems From The Whisper App

Potty training isn’t one of the most thrilling aspects of raising children. It isn’t like any of us jump up and down with glee, super excited we get to teach one of our kids to eliminate their bodily wastes in either an adult toilet or a plastic junior-sized one that may or may not play a happy little tune when the seat is lifted. Most of us don’t get super psyched about bodily functions, but seeing all these crybaby memes on the Whisper website makes me feel like some of these parents are just getting a bit too stressed out about potty training, or at least are getting their #woeismom ya-yas out of the way by bitching about it anonymously. Here are 10 random parents who really, really are not very happy about potty training: More »

Don’t Consult Pinterest For Preschool Lunch Ideas Unless You Want To Feel Like The Laziest Mom Alive

Donât Consult Pinterest For Preschool Lunch Ideas Unless You Want To Feel Like The Laziest Mom Alive

The thought of preschool gives a lot of parents anxiety. Leaving your child in a building by himself for the first time and walking away, getting into your car, and driving off without him? Stressful, right? Sure, but it’s not the reason I was basically waking in a cold sweat over the thought of my child starting his first week of preschool. I was totally freaking about packing his first school lunch. More »