Mealtime

From baby's first food to nightly dinner, keeping your family well-fed is no small feat. Let us help.

We've got lots of food-related hacks, including:

...and more! Scroll down for our most recent tips.

19 November 2012

6 easy ways to involve kids in Thanksgiving

Sure, you could distract your kids with a few Thanksgiving printables and a box of crayons, but there's a bigger opportunity here. This year, involve your kids in the actual work of Thanksgiving.

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16 November 2012

Terry washcloths stand in as everyday table napkins (and more)

Sometimes the simplest hacks make the biggest difference day to day.

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12 November 2012

Introduce new foods to picky kids with the Rotation Rule

I'm a huge fan of Dr. Dina Rose's blog It's Not About Nutrition. She's "changing the conversation from nutrition to habits" on the assumption that, with good habits comes good nutrition (eventually).

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19 October 2012

Plastic lettuce knife for kid-friendly chopping and slicing

In the comments of a recent post on kid-friendly knives, Emma mentioned that her kids safely chop and slice using a plastic lettuce knife.

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19 October 2012

Amazon TODAY ONLY: Big savings on Ekobrew refillable cups for Keurig brewers

Amazon has put a bunch of Ekobrew models on sale today. I did a quick survey of prices elsewhere on the Internet, and the Amazon prices look really good.

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17 October 2012

Amazon Gold Box: Cuisinart SmartStick Hand Blender 50% off

For the next few days, the Cuisinart SmartStick is in the Amazon Gold Box for 50% off the list price. Price good until 10/21/12 (unless they run out sooner).

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17 October 2012

Cheese spreader lets independent preschoolers safely make their own sandwiches

It's a wonderful thing when a kid lets you know he's ready for more independence. Safety can be tricky, though, but Melissa found a happy medium.

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01 October 2012

Connecting to Ethiopia through a family meal

I've been trying to place the "bigness" of the ONEMoms trip to Ethiopia into context both for myself and my kids...but I'm falling short. But at least I can share a bit of Ethiopia with my kids before I leave home: we can eat Ethiopian food.

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01 August 2012

Summer dessert recipe: Ice Cream Brownies

Frozen ice cream brownies! Could there be a better summer dessert? Choose your favorite ice cream flavor and embellishments, and prepare to delight friends and family.

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24 July 2012

No-brainer dinners: Five meals to assemble and heat

It’s summer, and I don’t wanna cook. Actually, I don’t mind the cooking; it’s the thinking about cooking I want to lose.

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11 June 2012

Cloth diaper liners make great overnight nursing pads

Hannah, long-time Parent Hacks reader and new mom, discovered a robust alternative to standard nursing pads.

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30 May 2012

Pringles lid caps an IKEA cup -- making it practically spill-proof

Good lidded cups are hard to find, and, with this hack, the price is definitely right.

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24 May 2012

Green food taste test makes trying new vegies fun

So many times, the bigger hurdle isn't the food itself, but the trying of something new.

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22 May 2012

Repurpose wine bottle tote as a snack caddy

Barbara picked up this smart idea for a snack caddy from a fellow folk dancer.

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17 May 2012

Tuck flimsy milk cartons into snug-fitting pitchers for easier handling

Peanuts found a great solution to the age-old Parenthacker question of how to make a milk carton handle.

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