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The day has arrived! It’s the first day of our sugar-free week. (Which I mentioned in last week’s KMDM post.) I’m uploading this post as a placeholder of sorts. I will be adding more to it later on today and throughout this week, so please bookmark it and check back! My sugar-free week is September 8 […]

Last week’s tip was: Prepare supper together, there’s a job for everyone. I know I’ve written about this before, and it’s true. Establishing good eating habits happens at home when the kids are small. Kids watch their parents like hawks. They will learn our good habits, and zero in on our bad ones. This is why I don’t […]

25 Aug, 2010

Know More Do More: catchup time

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: - Know More Do More

I’ve been travelling for work as well as with the family, and KMDM has had to take a back seat for a couple of weeks. I think we’ve been doing okay in terms of being mindful of our habits, but I will say that the healthy eating part of things took a bit of a nosedive […]

03 Aug, 2010

Know More Do More: dance your face off

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: - Know More Do More

This was this weeks KMDM activity: Have a dance-off in the kitchen after dinner tonight. Increased physical fitness and active living opportunities have positive effects on academic performance. As I mentioned last week, I have no doubt that this is true. I know from personal experience that kids (and puppies!) who are physically active sleep […]

26 Jul, 2010

Know More Do More Monday: cooking with kids

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: - Know More Do More

This one is about palm kernel oil, cooking with kids, finding time to cook, and a keeper recipe for ham and pineapple quesadillas.


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