Tonight I whipped up some crabcakes and sweet potato fries for a quick dinner, but having to turn on the oven was a real drag. Our thermostat read 89 degrees in the room next door. Is that wrong? Yes, it’s terribly, terribly wrong. Which brings me to tonight’s Real Parents topic: family-friendly summer meals. I don’t know about you, but not only do I NOT want to cook when it’s 120 degrees outside, but the very thought of turning on the oven makes me break out in hives. Never fear, dear friends! Our incredible panel of parents is to the rescue with enough new tried-and-true favorites to fill up your menu planner for a week or more. Do you have any summer favorites? Be sure to leave me a comment and tell me some of your faves. After all, there’s still a whole lot of summer left (and hallelujah for that!).
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Being a parent seems to be synonymous with exhaustion, busy-ness and having absolutely no time to yourself. What do you do when you desperately need to have your batteries recharged? I asked my always inspiring panel of parents to weigh-in on some of their ideas. And since I know there is always lots of great wisdom from my Facebook friends, I’ve included some of my favorites from there as well.
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Just in time for summer vacations and long weekend road trips, the always amazing panel of parents is back with the best tips and tricks to help you and your kiddos survive those long trips over the river and through the woods. And since I knew there would be lots of great wisdom from my Facebook buds, I’ve included some of my favorites from there at the end as well.
Quick! They’re Asleep…Let’s Go! “When we are traveling any great distance, I try to
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