Posts tagged Real Life
Thank You

To say I was nervous to put myself out on social media and blogging 10 months ago would be understatement. But thanks to all of you, these past few months have been so fulfilling. Thank you.

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What Teachers Wish You Knew About Your Kid's Lunch

There’s another aspect to your kid’s lunchbox that might not have crossed your mind: The Teacher’s Perspective. Teachers play a major role in opening packages and getting kids to eat.  Honestly, I’d never thought about this until I happened to see a former teacher’s social media post where she gave some candid feedback about what worked, what didn’t, and what typically got thrown away. Seeing this intrigued me, so I decided to reach out to some elementary school teachers to get their feedback.

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Why Kids Need to Pack Their Own Lunch - And How to Teach Them

What if you took one of your million morning responsibilities - like packing lunches - and re-assigned them to your kids? No, you’re not totally off the hook because you’ve still got to have foods to pack available in the house and there is a teaching curve… and, yes, it depends on their age and abilities. But hear me out, training my kids to take on this responsibility has had a really positive impact on the entire family. Find out more from my recent feature with Cooking Light.

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Father's Day Gift Guide

If your dad is a grillmaster like mine, look no further for the ultimate gift guide that is sure to have just the right gift for him - at an affordable price.  I've got you covered with everything from grilling and basting to flipping and branding.  Whether you're looking for a gift for your father, husband, brother, uncle or other, you'll find something that is perfect for him.

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My Summer Survival Guide

What’s in your beach or pool bag has the power to either make your trip with kids in-tow a breeze – or a hot fiasco that makes you start counting down the minutes until bedtime!  Granted my trips aren’t quite as taxing now that my kids are grade-school-age, but being prepared and packed with some key products definitely make for an easier summer outing no matter the ages.  Here are some of my essentials this summer. 

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Is the Keto Diet the Secret to Better Brain Health?

The most common issues affecting brain health—dementia, memory loss, Alzheimer’s disease, and Parkinson’s disease—all have slightly different symptoms and etiologies, yet are all the result of some type of reduced brain cell functioning or deterioration. Science hasn’t had much success to date in preventing or slowing brain conditions like these, but following a ketogenic diet is being suggested as a potential way to do this. Is there any truth to it? Let’s find out.

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Introducing : "Ask Carolyn!"

As many of you know, I am fairly new to the social media realm!  I’ll be honest, when I first started, I was really skeptical.  I must say now, though, that I have loved being able to connect with so many of you and I love hearing that content I am creating is something that interests you!  Food is my passion and I love sharing it with you! Join with me down this new adventure to engage more with you!

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