The Not-So-Skinny on Movie Popcorn

Posted March 30th, 2010 by Jill Addeo | No Comments »

I’m sure many of you moms and dads are spending quality time with your kids while they are off from school for spring break this week. Our family is enjoying a “staycation” at home this year…no skiing or Caribbean excursions on the calendar. Read the rest of this entry »

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The “Anti-Stroller” Movement

Posted March 16th, 2010 by Jill Addeo | No Comments »

Yikes, do I feel old! It was only 10 years ago that I was pushing my babies around in their strollers…running errands around my Manhattan neighborhood, or just taking them for a walk in the park.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Can Small Changes Make Big Differences?

Posted March 11th, 2010 by Jill Addeo | No Comments »

I can’t count the number of times I have watched a  nutrition segment on a TV show or read an article with dieting tips that suggested that by making one small dietary change, big things would happen. Read the rest of this entry »

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“Dear Mom, Your Services Are No Longer Required at My Bake Sale.”

Posted March 9th, 2010 by Jill Addeo | No Comments »

Now, this is just plain silly! From the New York Times:

No Brownies at Bake Sales, but Doritos May Be O.K.

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The Low Down on Sweeteners

Posted March 4th, 2010 by Jill Addeo | No Comments »

We are constantly bombarded with information about all the different sweeteners on the market and what to avoid if possible. One of the most high-profile culprits of late is High Fructose Corn Syrup. Read the rest of this entry »

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Spring Break, Anyone?

Posted March 2nd, 2010 by Jill Addeo | No Comments »

So the snow is slowly starting to melt and believe it or not, Spring Break is just around the corner. If you haven’t yet made any family travel plans, or if you’re thinking that all the swanky destinations are out of your reach in these stressful financial times, read on for some great vacation ideas! You may be surprised to discover that there is more out there than just packing up the mini van and heading to Grandma’s (Nothing against Grandma, bring her along, too!)

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