Category Archives: Inspiration

  • Simple Solutions to Getting Kids to Eat Their Vegetables

    Posted on August 6, 2012 by Gina Rau in Food for Thought, Inspiration.

    If there was a magic formula or silver bullet to get kids to eat healthy, the topic would no longer make the headlines of parenting magazines. Kids in homes across the country would be eating broccoli and brussels sprouts with a smile on their face. But there is no magic formula. No silver bullet. No […]

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  • Eating colorful fruits and vegetables

    6 Ways to Eat a Rainbow of Fruits & Vegetables

    Posted on June 20, 2012 by Gina Rau in Food for Thought, Inspiration.

    Most doctors and dietitians believe that getting important vitamins and minerals from the foods we eat is the very best way to to support a healthy body. It makes sense, right: generations long ago just ate healthy diets rather than make up for a fast-food diet with vitamins. For parents with picky eaters, food allergies […]

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  • Summer vacation moments that warm my heart

    Posted on June 19, 2012 by Gina Rau in Inspiration, Kid Stuff.

    As the last few days of school approached, both of my kids had so many reasons to look forward to the final day of what was a wonderful year for all of us. My daughter was “graduating” from kindergarten which seems like a really big deal since she’s our youngest. I admit to sharing a […]

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  • Broccoli With A Tasty Twist

    Posted on February 7, 2012 by Gina Rau in A Few of Our Favorite Things, Inspiration, Real Food.

    My kids tastebuds aren’t typical of most kids. I know that. I remind myself of that often, and thank my lucky stars because it means that I get to enjoy the vegetables I love without battles and struggles! When they were toddlers, most of their vegetables were served up just slightly steamed. I’d love to […]

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  • When Our Babies Grow Up

    Posted on February 4, 2012 by Gina Rau in Inspiration.

    This weekend we’re celebrating my first born’s birthday. He turned eight on Friday, but somedays he seems to be going on twelve. And other days he still love to cuddle and have deep talks with me. I cherish those days because they come infrequently and I know they’ll end well before I’m ready. One of […]

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  • This Christmas I’ll Get It Right

    Posted on December 20, 2011 by Gina Rau in Inspiration, Kid Stuff, Stories We Share.

    Would you believe that I tend to mess something up almost each Christmas? Thankfully I’ve had a lot of practice dancing on command as this happens more frequent than I’ll admit throughout the year, not just this special season. Yeah me, right? No! My friend Jodi of Paintchips and Cupcakes recently shared her disorganized approach […]

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  • Congress Declares Pizza is a Vegetable

    Posted on November 21, 2011 by Gina Rau in Inspiration, School Lunch.

    I can’t make this stuff up. If you’ve missed what has become the funniest video out there on an incredibly concerning and serious topic this weekend, here’s Kermit the Frog himself sharing his thoughts on this ridiculousness. Really. While it’s implorable that our government would consider pizza as a vegetable, sadly it’s reality. Here’s a […]

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  • What We’re Thankful For This Year – 2011

    Posted on November 20, 2011 by Gina Rau in Inspiration.

    Every year since my kiddos could talk we’ve sat down around this time of year to reflect on what we’re most thankful for right now. Some years my kids have made books that serve as wonderful keepsakes, and when they couldn’t write or draw we helped get their ideas on feathers which they decorated. My […]

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  • Feed Your Family by Gardening as a Family

    Posted on July 26, 2011 by Gina Rau in Inspiration, Kid Stuff.

    As many of you know, we love growing fruit, vegetables and herbs with our kids in our very own yard. Over a year ago, this passion introduced me to Mike Lieberman of Urban Organic Farmer who shares that joy with kids, parents and other adults every day. What follows is Mike’s first guest post here at Feed […]

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