Let’s Get This Party Started
2 Nov
2015
By Eileen Calandro

Let’s Get This Party Started »

No matter the season, inviting people over for a gathering creates a chance to connect, enjoy, and relax with friends and family. If Read more…

Come On Over for Some Comfort Foods!
26 Oct
2015
By Eileen Calandro

Come On Over for Some Comfort Foods! »

Here at Mom Central we pull out our boots, sweaters, and colder-weather gear as the seasons change from summer to fall. Sure, in Read more…

Small Moments of Halloween
19 Oct
2015
By Eileen Calandro

Small Moments of Halloween »

Halloween gets moving pretty quickly as we try to make sure our kids eat a healthy meal before trick-or-treating, get costumes together, and Read more…

Falling for Paint
13 Oct
2015
By Eileen Calandro

Falling for Paint »

At this time of year, the leaves change color, the clothes we wear change shape and weight, and our world seems abundant with Read more…

Silly, Scary, Super Halloween Reads
5 Oct
2015
By Eileen Calandro

Silly, Scary, Super Halloween Reads »

Ghouls and goblins, ghosts, and gremlins – it’s the most wonderful time of the year for things that go bump in the night! Read more…

Sideline Support for Sports and Our Kids
28 Sep
2015
By Eileen Calandro

Sideline Support for Sports and Our Kids »

Fall time kicks sports participation into high gear for some families. After school we drive our kids to and from practices and spend our weekends putting our folding chairs into our cars so we can sit and cheer our...

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Healthy Back to School Snacks and Breakfast Foods For Fall
14 Sep
2015
By Eileen Calandro

Healthy Back to School Snacks and Breakfast Foods For Fall »

This back-to-school season, why not mix things up a bit by seeking out a variety of delicious snacks and foods that both kids and parents will love, rather than opting for the same-old same-old. No matter how...

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Nothing Ordinary About an Ordinary Routine
14 Sep
2015
By Eileen Calandro

Nothing Ordinary About an Ordinary Routine »

Kids thrive on a routine – it helps them learn how to operate within a family structure, and provides them a sense of security in this often unpredictable world. As parents we know the value of scheduled mealtimes, naptimes, playtimes, and...

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Trickling Up to a Healthy Balance
8 Sep
2015
By Mom Central

Trickling Up to a Healthy Balance »

One week, we read a study proclaiming coffee may cause us harm if we consume more than a certain amount per day. The next week can find us reading an article saying the same amount of coffee may improve our health. We need to drink {this many} glasses of water a day, then {this many} glasses changes to {this many}. {This much} wine helps; {this much} wine hurts. And this is just the liquid part of our diet! We practically need a spreadsheet to keep up.

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Managing the Scheduling Monster
31 Aug
2015
By Mom Central

Managing the Scheduling Monster »

Kids get plugged into time slots just like parents. We enroll our children in activities and their schedules appear as rigorous as those of high-powered executives with a staff of administrators. Our kids, however, lack a staff to orchestrate their lives; they need us: the moms and families who make it all happen.

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Shopping Without the Dropping
24 Aug
2015
By Mom Central

Shopping Without the Dropping »

Remember the times when a day of shopping involved hanging out with friends and casually cruising from store to store, searching for fun, usually unnecessary, items? Now, as a parent, most shopping happens with kids in tow, lists itemized so nothing gets forgotten, carried on with a feeling more chore-like than hey-this-is-fun! *sigh*

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